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Hello Spring 2019 Los Angeles Students,

We are so excited that you'll soon be moving in and 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 move-in, registration and preparing for your classes.

Joseph Siriano
LA Director of Admissions

New students must secure funding or make their first scheduled payment by November 1, 2018 to secure their enrollment for Spring 2019. Students who receive their award letter after November 1, 2018 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.

Los Angeles

The following forms listed on the Orientation Checklist must be submitted by December 1, 2018 to complete your enrollment at AMDA. To ensure that you are up to date with required documents and tasks please contact your admissions advisor. You may contact your advisor directly or dial 800-367-7908 to speak with an AMDA Admissions Advisor.

Wednesday, February 13 – Sunday, February 17, 2019

    • Wednesday, February 13
      Housing move-in times for International and Dance Students
      Please note that International and Dance students move-in on Wednesday.
      International and Dance students register and check-in for Orientation according to the times listed below for each program.
      Move-in: Receiving housing keys and moving into your housing assignment.
      Check-In: Orientation registration
    • Thursday, February 14
      Last name A-G: 9:00am
      All Dance Students – 9:30am
      Last name H-P: 10:00am
      Last name Q-Z: 10:30am
      Commuters: 11:00am
    • Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17
      Mandatory Orientation activities for students. Please do not make any other plans for these days.
    • Monday, February 18
      Classes begin

Orientation events are mandatory for students. Plan to arrive on your designated day and time so you don't miss out on any of the Orientation events and activities.

Parent sessions only occur on your move-in day. Parents can schedule their return travel to occur at the conclusion of your move-in day though are welcome to stay throughout the weekend to explore the L.A. area.

Orientation Schedule of Events

Coming Soon

English Assessment Exam

All BFA Program Students [1st Term and 5th Term Certificate Alumni] are required to take this exam unless English Composition transferred credit has been approved. Deadline to complete exam is December 14, 2018.

English Exam

Musicianship Assessment Exam

  • This test is applicable only to [1st Term and 5th Term Certificate Alumni] students enrolling in the following programs (Deadline to complete exam is December 14, 2018):
    • BFA Music Theatre
    • BFA Performing Arts/Music Theatre
    • Integrated Conservatory Program
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

All students should be well groomed and maintain excellent hygiene. Students are expected to look their best for every class. Women with long hair are to have hair pulled back in a neat bun; hair should be slicked back or braided into a bun and secured with a hair net and bobby pins. Short hair should be pulled away from face. A simple thin headband may be used to pull bangs back. No jewelry is to be worn during class. The use of light street make-up is encouraged for women (lipstick, blush and mascara).

Required Attire