The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) - New York Campus

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The constant buzz of America's largest city doesn’t just come from the lights of Broadway; it comes from the bohemian heritage of the West Village, the underground beats of Harlem and the arias soaring from the Met. Performers from every country and discipline are drawn to Manhattan to pursue their dreams. Now it's your turn.

When you attend AMDA New York, Broadway is your backyard. Our students are a vital part of the creative community here, and the city itself sets the scene for an innovative learning experience. An AMDA education is more than just studio training; it's a backstage pass to New York City's performing arts scene.

On Campus Housing

AMDA believes that residence facilities provide an educational benefit to students. The experience of living and participating in campus housing challenges students to learn and live in a diverse environment. Students must agree to comply with all housing policies by completing and submitting a signed Housing License by published deadlines. Students must also abide by AMDA's Code of Conduct as detailed in the Student Handbook.

Off Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Other:1 bedsLowest: $12,335Highest: $19,475

AMDA students who opt to live off campus are responsible for finding their own housing arrangements. AMDA assumes no responsibility for assisting students with off-campus housing. There are many types of housing options available located near AMDA's Los Angeles and New York campuses ranging in rent from $1,950 to $3,250 (US$1,500 to US$2,500).

The original cost in US$9,000 to US$15,000.

Incoming Students


International students are a welcome and vital part of AMDA's culture. Students from around the world just like you come to AMDA each year with a shared passion to excel and a common aspiration to become the leading artists of your generation. We are sensitive to your needs and will help you to make the most of your AMDA experience. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

The number of international students is 127 which represents 8% of the total.

Career Planning

The mission of AMDA's Career Services is to provide all-inclusive services that promote excellence in career development, preparation and professional opportunities for undergraduate and conservatory alumni.Current AMDA career counseling includes:

    • Résumé review, editing and preparation
    • Interview preparation
    • Employment search guidance and information
    • Application instruction
    • Job search strategies
    • Workshops for AMDA graduates in New York and Los Angeles. These workshops instruct alumni on current job market trends and employment strategies.


Student Activities provides exposure to and involvement in a variety of social, cultural and recreational opportunities. Students are highly encouraged to participate in the valuable programs and activities that are offered throughout the year.

Special Services

AMDA is committed to providing the best education possible to all students. To this end, the Education Department works with students under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 (ADA) to ensure that students with unique needs have equal access to all educational experiences. Physical accommodations in classroom and lab space, modifications of classroom presentation and modifications in testing and course requirements are all ways to provide access to students with disabilities.

Campus Tour

Experience a day in the life of an AMDA student at a Group Campus Tour in New York or Los Angeles. New York and Los Angeles 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. During the Group Tour, an admissions advisor will guide you and up to 15 other students on a tour of the AMDA campus. 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.

Modified on July 17, 2018