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Hello Spring 2023 Los Angeles Students,

We are so excited that you’ll soon be beginning your professional training at AMDA! This Orientation page is designed to be your resource to ensure you have all the information and materials you will need to begin this term. Please read each section carefully, as you will find important details regarding registration and preparing for your classes. Welcome to the AMDA Family!

Joseph Siriano
Director of Admissions

New Students must secure funding or make their first scheduled payment by November 1, 2023 to secure their enrollment for Spring 2023. Students who receive their award letter after November 1, 2023 may view their payment dates in the student portal. If there are any questions regarding this information, please contact your Admissions Advisor or Financial Aid Counselor.

  1. February 15 - 17:
    Virtual Orientation
  2. February 22:
    In Person Orientation & Move In

    All orientation students will be welcomed to campus for OrientationCheck- In and various in-person sessions with staff, campus tours, and plenty of opportunities to meet other members of your class.

    This day also serves as move in day for any students who will be living on campus.

    More information about Orientation & Move In will be shared at a later date.

    If you are a residential student, meaning you will be living on campus, you are able to receive your keys to move into your campus unit while checking into Orientation. All Student Check-In will happen in our Campus Piazza & Tower Building located at 6305 Yucca Street.

  3. February 23-26:
    In Person Orientation Sessions

If you are a residential student, mandatory Community Meetings are hosted virtually on February 26th.
More information about your community meeting will be shared through Orientation by staff from Housing & Residential Life:

Allview Residence Hall: 1:00 PM
Bungalow Residence Hall: 2:00 PM
Gilbert Residence Hall: 3:00 PM
Franklin Residence Hall: 4:00 PM
Vine Street Residence Hall: 5:00 PM
Yucca Street Residence Hall: 6:00 PM

Musicianship Assessment Exam

  • All entering BFA students (1st semester only) enrolling in the following programs are required to take this exam. (Deadline to complete exam is Friday, January 20th, 2023).
    • BFA Music Theatre
    • BFA Performing Arts/Music Theatre
    • AOS Musical Theatre

    NOTE: BFA students having already graduated from AMDA’s Certificate or AOS MT programs do NOT have to take this exam.

Musicianship Exam

WRITING ASSESSMENT EXAM

All entering BFA students (1st semester students and 5th semester students who are AOS or Conservatory alumni) are required to take this exam unless English Composition transfer credit from one of the following is approved: a qualifying outside institution of Higher Education, a qualifying AP score, or equivalent course completion via the AMDA AOS or Certificate program. Deadline to complete exam is Friday, January 20th, 2023.

WRITING Exam

The student portal offers students valuable information such as class schedule, grades, financial aid info, forms and documents, etc. Please sign in to review your account.

AMDA Student Portal

This resource section is dedicated to supporting the interests of AMDA parents and families, and to promoting a sense of community for parents and families. We consider you a part of the AMDA family too, and we are eager to answer questions and provide information as your student makes the adjustment to higher education.

We encourage parents and families to familiarize themselves with the many resources at AMDA; the departments listed below will be more than happy to assist in answering your questions.

Simple and effective ways to support your student

    • Stay in touch. Even if you only touch base once a week, it will help your student to know that you are available. Listen as your student tells you about the shows and performances they are seeing, the people they are meeting, and the classes that they are enjoying. Be understanding if they don't have as much time to talk as you wish they did; they will be extremely busy with their regular courses, rehearsals, and extracurricular work.
    • Be proactive. Make plans for continued physical and mental health support. Continuity of care is very important; don't wait for a concern to escalate. Be certain your student has a copy of their health insurance card and identify nearby health resources.
    • Empower and support. Help foster independence by encouraging independence. If your student comes to you with a concern, help him or her solve it by asking questions that will help him or her find a solution.

Orientation links

All students should be well groomed and maintain excellent hygiene. Long hair and/or bangs should be up pulled up away from the face. Please remove all jewelry prior to the start of class.

Required Attire

Financial Aid Forms + Info

Student Accounts Forms

Education Department Forms + Info