AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts - Los Angeles Campus

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Bachelor of Fine Arts: Acting

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts - Los Angeles Campus

Field of Study:Acting
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $50,570

Original cost is US$38,900.

Careers:Actors and Comedians


The Acting Program offers a wide range of performance training in acting for stage, film and television. The intense eight-term curriculum is a blend of rigorous performance-based immersion in craft and technique, combined with a challenging range of academic-based studies, all resulting in a well-rounded education in the arts. AMDA’s Acting Program also provides numerous opportunities for onstage production and performance experience.

Lower division courses begin with a focus on the actor’s imagination and an exploration of his or her inner resources as they relate to the external demands of the craft. Early coursework develops vocal and physical foundations necessary for the professional actor. Training then broadens to include script analysis, dramatic theory and modes of behavior pertaining to various historical periods and relevant performance media. Supplemental course offerings, such as stage combat, improvisation, dialects and dance and movement, to name a few, provide actors with an even broader range for potential career opportunities. Required Critical Studies courses increase the actors’ understanding of their worlds, their critical reasoning abilities and their abilities to express themselves effectively as educated and informed artists and citizens.


Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
Application Notes : If English is not your primary language, you will be required to take either, the Cambridge English Language Assessment (FCE, CAE, or CPE), the Elash 2 test, the IELTS test, or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All test results must be received directly from the testing service you choose.

For admissions to Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, the minimum test score is:
Cambridge (CEFR) - C1,
ELASH 2 - 150,
IELTS - 6.5, or
TOEFL iBT - 79.
The English language proficiency exam requirement is waived in situations where English was the primary language of instruction for a minimum of three years in the high school or university that will be sending official academic records to AMDA. A letter from the school must confirm that the language of instruction is English.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE COMPLETE, YOU MUST: 1) Complete the Audition Requirement - AMDA offers numerous audition opportunities in locations throughout the United States and the world. AMDA also provides appointments at both the New York City and Los Angeles campuses. You must be a junior or senior in high school or a high school graduate to request an audition. 2) Complete the upper portion of the forms and submit at least one recommendation (more are welcome as well). Acceptable references include teachers, directors, guidance counselors or anyone familiar with your work and potential as an actor, singer or dancer. Make sure your reference(s) mail the form to the AMDA campus where you plan to begin studying. 3) Complete the Signature Page Form and mail it to the AMDA campus where you plan to begin studying; and send an official transcript or transcripts from your high school and (if applicable) college. Official transcripts from every educational institution that you listed in your application must be forwarded to AMDA. You can: request your transcripts free of charge, or contact your guidance counselor or transcript office and have them send your transcript(s) to AMDA using the transcript request form.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 11, 2018