American Musical and Dramatic Academy

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American Musical and Dramatic Academy
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TypePrivate conservatory for the performing arts
Established1964
PresidentDavid Martin
Students1600 (approx.)[1]
Location,
United States

40°46′20″N 73°59′15″W / 40.77222°N 73.98750°W / 40.77222; -73.98750Coordinates: 40°46′20″N 73°59′15″W / 40.77222°N 73.98750°W / 40.77222; -73.98750
CampusUrban
ColorsBlue and white   
Websitewww.amda.edu
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The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is a private conservatory for the performing arts located in New York City[1] and Los Angeles, California. The conservatory offers both Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and two-year certificates in professional performance. Programs are offered in acting, musical theatre, dance, and performing arts. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.[2]

History[edit]

AMDA was founded in 1964 by Philip Burton and the New York theatre community.[3] By 1970, the school had outgrown its original location on East 23rd Street and moved into a new building on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. A few years later, further growth prompted a move to the Ansonia Building.[4] In the 1990s a second location, which is now the principal location of AMDA New York, was opened near Lincoln Center.[3]

In 2003 the school expanded west by opening AMDA Los Angeles in the Vine Tower Building.[5] AMDA is a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) granting performing arts college with campuses in both New York and Los Angeles.[5]

Campuses[edit]

The New York City campus is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The principal facility is located at 211 West 61st Street,[1] directly behind Lincoln Center. The other half of the campus is located at the Ansonia building, on West 73rd Street.[3]

The Los Angeles campus is located in the Hollywood Entertainment District, with its principal facility in the Vine Tower Building.[5]

AMDA's Los Angeles campus features four main theatres for learning, skill development and performance including a black box theatre, two laboratory theatres, and an outdoor amphitheater. Other facilities include rehearsal space, film, TV and editing facilities, library, the AMDA Café, and the campus piazza.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "American Musical & Dramatic Academy". niche.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 2022-01-23. Retrieved 2022-04-23.
  2. ^ "Who Accredits American Musical and Dramatic Academy?". collegetuitioncompare.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 2022-01-28. Retrieved 2022-04-23.
  3. ^ a b c d "American Musical And Dramatic Academy (AMDA)". devex.com. Archived from the original on 28 January 2022. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  4. ^ "American Musical and Dramatic Academy AMDA". cappex.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2022-04-23.
  5. ^ a b c "American Musical And Dramatic Academy Acceptance Rate". educationscientists.com. 14 December 2021. Archived from the original on 28 January 2022. Retrieved 23 April 2022.

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