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Hello Summer 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

  1. June 14 - 16:
    Virtual Orientation
  2. June 21:
    Student Move In & Orientation Check In
  3. June 22-25:
    In Person Orientation Sessions

If you are a residential student, mandatory Community Meetings are hosted virtually on June 25th. More information will be shared with residential students soon.

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, May 19th, 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

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

Academic Department Forms + Info