American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Overview

At a Glance

School type

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

Faculty

126 Faculty Members | 16:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused education experience, one that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through art. AMDA's educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between instructors and students — in class, in production and through active mentorship. AMDA is committed to providing an unsurpassed performing arts education to a diverse community of creative artists. AMDA serves as both school and stage where students are given the support and opportunity to define their own personal objectives and to develop and refine their own distinctive artistic voices. AMDA strives to create an environment for 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. Above all, AMDA wants to teach students that commitment and passion are the hallmarks of a successful and joyous career.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$41,960

Out of state

$41,960
Graduate

In state

$22,550

Out of state

$22,550

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Did not receive aid
0%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 78.0% $3,881
State/local grants 4.0% $7,786
Institutional grants 100.0% $8,436
Loans 74.0% $10,606

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
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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. Examples: [Dramatic Writing], [Writing for Screen and Television] 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
44.41%
  • Apply 5,130
  • Accepted 2,278
  • Attend 416

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
69%
Male Students
31%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian36.88%
  2. Hispanic/Latino23.37%
  3. Black18.51%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities16.46%
  5. Not Specified2.43%
  6. Asian2.0%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.21%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.14%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

2,113

Undergraduate students

2,113

Attendance breakdown

Full time
79%
Part time
21%

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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