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

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  • 11/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 1 of 2

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Hollywood can be a bit scary, especially during the day there is security at all entrances of the campuses and apartments/dorms.If you have a late night class and it is dark you are always directed to ask a security guard to walk you home. This way you are kept safe. AMDA is very high on security.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Liaison Committee is like a student associated body committee or a student council so to speak. I have been a member since my first semester and I love it, you get to be o a different level of relationship with your teachers and staff and you are always helping with the concerns or matters of the school. We get work experiences and we're always looking for opportunities to help people and do volunteer work.

    Great for these types of students

    Actors, dancers, singers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    AMDA cafe is usually where everyone hangs out it's a very calm and cool place to study or have a coffee date!

    Bang for the buck

    AMDA, is a pretty expensive school, as long as you stay on top of your scholarships and financial papers anything is possible. There is also work available on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is everywhere! You live in Hollywood! If you are of age there are plenty of night clubs around, although make sure you are always with someone and stay safe! On weekend you can walk down to Hollywood Blvd, have lunch go shopping and be a tourist! Take a hike to the famous Hollywood sign, or take the metro to the famous Grove! It is a lovely outdoor mall! Eating around here is phenomenal. If you love food you'll love Hollywood!

    Food and Dining

    AMDA, has a wonderful place called the AMDA cafe, each day they have a specific food bar. My favorite day of the week is Friday- which is TOSTADA DAY! The cafe serves breakfast lunch and dinner, they have delicious smoothies( Green Machine is the best) and coffee beverages, they have sandwiches salads and burgers , etc. All of the AMDA food items are fairly healthy my favorite on the menu is the chicken panini!

    Dorm Life

    I have lucked out with my dorm. I live in the Franklin Apartments with 3 other girls. We have a kitchen with a stove and dishwasher, and air conditioning. Dorming can be a scary thing considering you are living with a bunch of strangers. Be friendly and never use your other roommates stuff without asking and getting permission. This is the most cause problem in the dorming life.

    Academic Rigor

    Students must attend class everyday , someone who has 5 absences will be dropped from the class. You are always rehearsing or studying throughout the week. If you are looking to fly by this school easily, look somewhere else because at AMDA you are required to give 110% in everything you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of criticism. Stay focused, Hollywood is an adventurous place. Be you, don't try to be anyone else. Never let anyone bring you down.

    In three sentences

    AMDA is a great school for performers of all types; acting, musical theater, or dancing. It's a small school and classes are small sized which is all the better for you due to many performance activities. AMDA students care about one another and the teachers give you great feedback and help.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 2

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It is in the heart of LA, there is a lot to do in your free time!

    Food and Dining

    There is a little AMDA cafe with super cheap prices.

    Dorm Life

    It is very roomy and has many places for clothes and everything needed to make you feel at home and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult depending on study.

    Tips for prospective students

    PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!! 33% of students who apply are accepted, meaning that your going to have to work your butt off in order to get into this school! TRY YOUR BEST!

    In three sentences

    It is the best dance/music/preforming arts school in the states. You want to go far in life? This place has it all.