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American Musical and Dramatic Academy

American Musical and Dramatic Academy is college with 1365 students located in New York, NY.

Fine and Performing Arts


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Rising to the top of the entertainment world is incredibly rewarding, but getting there requires more than just natural talent. You need discipline, determination and - most importantly - the right training. That's where AMDA comes in. Because for over 45 years, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy has been transforming talented performers from across the country and around the world into well-respected, working professionals.

At AMDA, you'll get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience legendary conservatory training in the two artistic capitals of the world. Whether you study in Los Angeles or New York City (or both), as an AMDA student you become part of a thriving community of artists. Your classmates are talented performers from every corner of the globe. Your teachers are the best and brightest professionals in the industry. You begin performing on your very first day of class. Every moment is designed to support and enhance your individual development as an artist.

If you're willing to put your heart and soul into what you do, AMDA is the place for you. As you take bold steps toward your future, we'll guide and support you. As you begin to transform your unique talents into a rewarding career, we'll be there for you every step of the way. Generations of outstanding alumni have proven that success is the rule at AMDA, so you'll be in great company. From the silver screen to the stage and beyond, the possibilities for your future are boundless.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,365
Gender 33% Male / 67% Female
Geography 3% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 39% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 48%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 12%
International 4%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 16%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries



Popular Majors

Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other (100%)

Majors Offered


Any instructional program in dramatic/theatre arts and stagecraft not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

Executive Director Jan Rugger Martin
Accredited by National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 9
Student : Faculty Ratio 30 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 44 : 55
Percentage of Faculty Members
No Status Faculty 100




Acceptance Rate: 26.0% accepted of 2,877 applications

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $35,687 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $29,726
$30K-$48K $31,965
$48K-$75K $36,910
$75K-$110K $40,513
$110K+ $40,500

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $31,520, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $31,520 Same as On-Campus
Fees $300 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,950 $9,950
Books $900 $900
Total (before financial aid) $42,670 $42,670

Students Receiving Aid

93% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 77% $5,855
Federal Scholarships/Grants 39% $4,709
Institutional Grants 93% $6,480
Other Federal Grants 20% $700
Other Loans 10% $21,204
Pell Grants 39% $4,349
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 6% $6,161
Student Loans 77% $8,526

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

54% of students graduated in six years.

83% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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