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211 West 61st Street
New York , New York 10023

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6305 Yucca St
Los Angeles, California 90028
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About American Musical and Dramatic Academy

American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is a prestigious not-for-profit private university located in the heart of New York City. As one of the leading institutions for performing arts education, AMDA has garnered a stellar reputation for its rigorous curriculum, exceptional faculty, and outstanding alumni.

Established in 1964, AMDA has been dedicated to nurturing young talents in the fields of musical theater, acting, dance, and film. With a focus on immersive training and practical experience, the university prides itself on shaping students into versatile and well-rounded performers who are prepared for the demands of the entertainment industry.

Situated in New York, the bustling cultural capital of the world, AMDA offers students a unique advantage. The city itself serves as a living laboratory for aspiring performers, providing endless opportunities for exposure to world-class theater productions, iconic landmarks, and a diverse artistic community. The vibrant energy and rich arts culture present in New York City create an environment where students can thrive creatively and network with industry professionals.

AMDA’s location in Manhattan grants students access to some of the most renowned performing arts venues, such as Broadway theaters, off-Broadway stages, and Lincoln Center. The proximity to these iconic establishments allows students to witness the magic of live performances firsthand and serves as an invaluable source of inspiration. Additionally, the university’s central location offers students various internship opportunities with production companies, casting agencies, and renowned theater companies, providing hands-on experience beyond the classroom.

The university’s faculty is composed of professionals who have excelled in their respective fields, ensuring that students receive top-tier instruction and mentorship. The faculty’s expertise spans from award-winning actors and Broadway veterans to accomplished directors and choreographers. This extensive professional experience equips students with industry insights, valuable connections, and the skills necessary to thrive in the highly competitive performing arts landscape.

AMDA’s curriculum is thoughtfully designed to provide a comprehensive education that balances theory and practical application. Through a combination of rigorous coursework, ensemble training, and performance opportunities, students acquire a deep understanding of their chosen discipline. Whether refining their vocal techniques, honing their acting skills, expanding their dance repertoire, or exploring the world of film and media, AMDA students are encouraged to embrace their individuality and develop a versatile skill set.

The university boasts an impressive roster of alumni who have gone on to achieve great success in the entertainment industry. Notable graduates include Paul Sorvino, Anthony Mackie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jason Derulo, and many others. This esteemed group of alumni reflects the caliber of education and training that AMDA provides, and serves as an inspiration to current students pursuing their own artistic dreams.

In conclusion, AMDA is a prestigious university renowned for not only its exceptional performing arts education but also its prime location in the vibrant city of New York. With a faculty composed of industry professionals, a comprehensive curriculum, and abundant opportunities for practical experience, AMDA equips students with the necessary skills and connections to pursue successful careers in the entertainment industry.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

Services Provided

  • Medical leave
  • Residence Hall Accommodations
  • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
  • Reduced courseload
  • Priority Enrollment

Campus Accessibility

Accessible Level

  • Student Health Services
  • Mental Health Support Services
  • The library(ies)
  • Institution Online Platforms
  • On-Campus Transit
  • Close Off-Campus Transit
  • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
  • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
  • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
  • Entertainment and Event Facilities
  • Student Housing
  • Recreational and Athletic Facilities

Services Provided

    • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
    • Service and Emotional Support Animals
    • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
    • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations