AMDA- College of the Performing Arts- Los Angeles Campus

Los Angeles, CA, USA
3.12 Average Rating

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a performing arts conservatory with a Los Angeles campus in the heart of Hollywood. The LA-based campus offers Professional Conservatory and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Music Theatre, Dance Theatre, Acting, and Performing Arts. To provide professional guidance, AMDA classes are taught by working Broadway directors, actors, film directors, TV producers, casting agents, and choreographers. In addition to classroom space, the LA campus features studio spaces, a stage combat armory, and a costume shop.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
0
100
79%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
32%
Out-Of-State Students
47%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
263
Total Number of Undergrads
263
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
65%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
65%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$40,348
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$35,160
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,255
Books and Supplies
$570

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,291
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,518
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,989

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$21,010
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$128

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Philadelphia
Chicago

What Students Are Saying

3.12 Average Rating
i would describe this school as amazing!!! it has met my needs and i know i will succeed. thank you AMDA!
Alaina from Corning, AR
This is a good school, but it is not for all people. It has fabulous teachers and they do a good job at teaching each student differently. It also has a good atmosphere and surrounded around people that love the same thing.
Maranda from Los Angeles, CA
It's a very small but interactive school and you will be getting lots of individual work which will make you excel in whatever performance based career you plan on doing.
Rick from Everett, WA
The Los Angeles Campus is absolutely inspiring. The faculty will push you in ways you never thought were possible and they truly want to see you succeed.
Marissa from Torrance, CA
This school teaches you how the real performing arts world works and how to efficiently deal with problems you are soon to face. It will teach you time management skills and will help you learn how to wake up more than on time. It's a great experience.
Luis
If you are ready to take a huge step to get you prepared for the entertainment business, then this is the school for you. You will have a full plate but will have lots of fun. The programs are not easy but the knowledge that you receive is beneficial.
Richard from Everett, WA