The American Musical and Dramatic Academy


The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Since 1964, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy has been recognized throughout the industry for its rich history and tradition of launching some of the most successful careers in theatre, film, television, and new media. Offering Professional Conservatory Certificates, AMDA provides unparalleled performing arts education taught by a world-class faculty of industry professionals. With its campus located in the entertainment capital of the world, New York City, AMDA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). For more information, visit

Academic Programs

  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre, theatre

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • On-Campus Housing
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  • Musical Theatre, Acting

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


AMDA requires a completed application and audition for admission consideration. Carefully review and follow the audition requirements at for your respective program. Auditions may be done in person or via video submission. All disciplines cover the requirements for the Conservatory Programs. The minimum grade point average (GPA) required for admission into AMDA is 2.0 out of 4.0 or its equivalent on other grading systems. Final official high school transcripts must be submitted to AMDA prior to your enrollment.

Additional Information

ADMA gives over $14 million to students in scholarships each year. These institutionally funded need and/or merit-based awards are given to students based on the results of the audition, application and FAFSA.  AMDA's financial aid programs include many institutional scholarships and government awards.
If you have any questions, call an AMDA Financial Aid Counselor at 800-367-7908.

Visit us

Experience a day in the life of an AMDA student at a Group Campus Tour in New York. Group Campus Tours are on Fridays at 12pm. Group Campus Tours allow you to visit and see classrooms on campus, the performing spaces, campus housing, get audition tips and receive information on admissions, financial services and scholarships. The Group Tours allow you to see classes during session, get tips on the audition process and receive an informative Admissions, Financial Services and Scholarship overview. See all upcoming tour dates at

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Admissions office

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School location

211 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 367-7908