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Hello Fall 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 August 1, 2019 to secure their enrollment for Fall 2019. Students who receive their award letter after August 1, 2019 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.

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The following forms listed on the Orientation Checklist must be submitted by August 15, 2019 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.

Tuesday, October 8 – Sunday, October 13, 2019

    • Tuesday, October 8
      Housing move-in for International and Dance Students.
      Last name A-L: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
      Last name M-Z: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    • Wednesday, October 9
      Move-in and check-in for Music Theatre students. Mandatory Orientation activities for Music Theatre and Dance students. Please do not make any other plans for these days.
    • Thursday, October 10
      Move-in and check-in for Acting students. Mandatory Orientation activities for ALL programs. Please do not make any other plans for these days.
    • Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13
      Mandatory Orientation activities for students. Please do not make any other plans for these days.
    • Monday, October 14
      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 will occur on Wednesday, October 9 or Thursday, October 10, depending on the student's program.

Orientation Schedule of Events


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 August 15, 2019.

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 August 15, 2019):
    • BFA Music Theatre
    • BFA Performing Arts/Music Theatre
    • AOS Musical Theatre
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