AMDA College of the Performing Arts Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on February 5, 2024

Discover your artistic potential at AMDA College of the Performing Arts and graduate ready to enter the entertainment industry!

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Founded in 1964, AMDA College of the Performing Arts is a leading performing arts institution with campuses in Los Angeles and New York, and is now accepting international students through Shorelight. Offering programs for students passionate about dance, music, and theater, AMDA provides a nurturing, creative educational experience where students can learn and work alongside industry experts and access multiple opportunities to showcase their talent on professional platforms.

Why Study at AMDA College of the Performing Arts?

  1. Learn from experts in the performing arts — With campuses in both Los Angeles and New York, iconic US cities known for world-famous entertainment and live performances, AMDA nurtures successful performers. Famous alumni include actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Madeline Brewer as well as singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, among many other working creative professionals. Students can gain first-hand experience at major studios and theaters, take advantage of performance opportunities at regional venues, and access a wide network of resources and mentors for their future careers in the performing arts.

  2. Benefit from diverse Optional Practical Training (OPT) opportunities — Build valuable experience in the workplace by pursuing OPT after completing your two- or four-year degree program at AMDA. Students can apply for diverse jobs and network with professionals in their field of study while enhancing their skills to prepare for future careers.

  3. Access exclusive professional opportunities, on campus and beyond — Take advantage of more than 170 opportunities to perform live on stage, each year! AMDA is recognized for its hands-on learning opportunities, and this approach ensures students graduate with the practical experience needed to succeed in the entertainment industry.

Accolades for AMDA College of the Performing Arts

Playbill, 2023

  • 2023 Playbill's Big 10: #3 Most Represented College on Broadway

Niche, 2024

  • #4 - Best Colleges for Performing Arts

AMDA College of the Performing Arts’ Undergraduate Degree Programs for International Students

AMDA Los Angeles

  • BFA Film & Television Arts – Acting for Camera

  • BFA Acting

  • BFA Dance

  • BFA Vocal Performance – Commercial Music

  • Undergraduate Certificate

AMDA New York

  • Integrated Certificate – Musical Theatre, Acting & Dance

  • Studio Certificate – Acting for Stage, Film & TV

Browse the full list of degree programs >

AMDA College of the Performing Arts’ Graduate Degree Programs for International Students

AMDA Los Angeles

  • Master of Arts in Theatre Arts

  • Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting: Writing for Film and Television

Browse the full list of degree programs >

Pursue a wide range of music, theater, and dance programs at AMDA College of the Performing Arts, and follow your passion for performing with support every step of the way!

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