American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

137 Faculty Members | 12:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

AMDA is committed to providing an unsurpassed performing arts education to a diverse community of creative artists. AMDA seeks to be both the school and the stage, where students are given the support and the freedom to find their voice and to design and create their own unique artistic vision. We want our students to develop the skills, confidence, imagination and power to contribute to their community as artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries, lifelong learners and conscientious citizens of the world. To achieve this, AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused education experience that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through art. Above all, we want to teach our students that commitment, passion, and joy are the hallmarks to a successful career.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$42,960

Out of state

$42,960
Graduate

In state

$42,960

Out of state

$42,960

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Did not receive aid
0%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 98.0% $4,943
State/local grants 2.0% $8,045
Institutional grants 100.0% $10,959
Loans 78.0% $11,633

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
      • A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Playwriting and Screenwriting
      • A program that focuses on the principles and techniques for communicating dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the composition of creative written works for the theatre, film, and/or television. Includes instruction in creative writing craft, scene writing, script development, stage and/or camera instructions, line and moment analysis, script reading, script editing, and the creation of full productions. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
22.06%
  • Apply 9,727
  • Accepted 2,146
  • Attend 440

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
$0

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Recommended
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Recommended
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Required
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
71%
Male Students
29%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian36.25%
  2. Hispanic/Latino22.33%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities19.45%
  4. Black17.11%
  5. Not Specified2.82%
  6. Asian1.68%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.18%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.18%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,668

Undergraduate students

1,664

Graduate students

4

Attendance breakdown

Full time
84%
Part time
16%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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