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Reviews 214 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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College Senior

Online Courses: Because AMDA is a performing arts College and Conservatory everything is hands on and there for there are no online courses

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: Decent Facilities – Most of the facilities at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy are rather decent but could greatly be improved upon. The campus activities and the library are all great but the housing at the school need more work to be put into it.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Right Choice – To be honest i was a little hesitant to move away for college and start a new life in a new country and city, but AMDA made the transition rather smooth and enjoyable. Furthermore i am quite positive that attending AMDA was the right choice for because i have learned so much and have made many connections that will serve me well in the future for both my life and my career. Lastly the school really does a good job in preparing its students for life in how business with all the training and the teachers' expertise in their respected fields.

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Good but Could Be Improved – The financial doesn't really help with my tuition very much because i am an international student. However i have a scholarship at AMDA which does help pay some of my housing costs although it would be nice for AMDA to give more financial aid to international students considering they make up about 1/3 of the student population.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: Could Be Improved – The computer labs and the printing on campus are all rather reasonable with the amount of students that use the resources everyday but the wireless network can be rather unreliable due to the two block radius it covers and there are certain areas of housing on campus which it tends to cut in and out on.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Everything Is Intriguing – All the classes are engaging and geared toward your major and career goals.

5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: You Can Start Working Right Away! Teachers can provide you with valuable connections and help you book jobs even before you graduate.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Very Helpful – they seem to genuinely care and be very interested in student success, and although there is zero absence type policy the staff care and it is great training for our futures.

1 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition is rather steep. They do award great scholarships based on the application and audition, but after that they do not work with individuals to find ways to help cover the remaining balance.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have absolutely loved my time here! The faculty is so inspiring, and they really do want you to succeed and be the best you can possibly be. They also know how the field works and what the industry is really like. Being able to take classes everyday working towards my dream is an amazing feeling, and even the general education classes pertain to the work field so it is beneficial.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: AMDA Library – The library is a fabulous theatrical resource! They have sheet music from the original score available from almost every musical ever written, scripts for several musicals as well as straight plays and T.V. shows. There is also a small classical voical repertoire available. the internet is fabulous on campus, but at times a bit frustrating in the dorms. Printing is cheaper than anywhere else around in the library, and there are computers available there as well.

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Because the school was originally a conservatory, the scheduling resembles this. You need to be available 8am-5pm for classes during the week, and once you are given your schedule, you can schedule work and other things around that.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: How Convenient Is AMDA? Administration works with you to get the schedule that is right for you. The dorms are only 10 blocks away and other classes such as voice are near by.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: AMDA Experience – I love AMDA. The teachers are very professional. The students are great too. The dorms are OK, but considering they are in NYC and a wonderful location, they are great! You get what you put in at AMDA! Lots of work, but it should be. Zero tolerance for absents and being tardy! I plan on continuing my education at AMDA!

5 College Student

Campus Resources: Unique School Traits – It is the only school I've found that offers everything I have been looking for in a Performing Arts College. It is also very selective, which means the value system and workload are fairly high.

3 College Sophomore

Student Body: Attitude in Class – While its very easy to say everyone is hardworking, outgoing, and wants to be here, there is a certain level of bullying that goes on that is hard to deal with. Everyone is here for their career but that doesnt mean you have to put people down or talk behind their backs. I feel like a good majority of the kids here need to grow up and realize theyre not in high school and putting other people down to make themsleves feel good is juvinile.

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3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Its Ok – I think the fact that they give out scholarships is really nice for people who really cant afford it, however its never more than half. I'm only getting a third and i'm finding it very hard to pay for college. they have very limited jobs on campus which has forced me to find work elsewhere. Better finacial aid packages would eliminte this struggle for students like me.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The Teacher – What I love about the teachers is they really get to know you on a deeper level. You are not allowed to call them MR. or Mrs. because they feel like that causes an unnessassary barrier between teacher and student. They feel like were all going out into the field of musical theatre one day so we need to treat each other as fellow actors, where no one is above or below in status.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: There are no online classes at this school, but this is how I feel about my specific teachers.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Musical Theatre Program – I absolutely love this institute. The training is impeccable and the teachers are fantastic. That being said, I got lucky and wound up in the best classes with the best teachers, and unfortunately everyone isn't so lucky. I think they accept too many students and most of the kids are a walking dollar sign. I have never felt that way, but I know others who do. This school is great because it prepares you for the real world of auditioning and trying to make it. Everything is on you and if you don't do well it's not because your teacher didn't teach it to you it's because you didn't take the initiative to practice and do what they say. You cannot be lazy in a school like this or else it will show and reflect in your work and then you've just wasted $40,000.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Great Resources – It's easy to navigate around campus, and it's comfortable. Welcoming. The library is nice and the coffee shop is good and affordable. I like spending time on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: At Amda everyone has the use of technology. There are computers at everyone's reach so there is no excuse not to use them. There are computers in the main building and in the dorm computer lab.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My Experience at AMDA – I personally love this school. Its staff make me works hard and treats me like a student. i get the attention that i want and the life on campus is great. i meet many people from everywhere and i also have improved in my skills. The only problem is that it really is too expensive for me to keep myself in.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The Teachers Know What They're Talking About – All the teachers are proffessionals in the entertainment industry of some sort. My music theory teacher is an armenian opera, and my ballet teacher has worked with the choreographer of the film "Black Swan". Even the substitute teacher for my acting class had appeared in numerous T.V. shows. The chance to get to work with professionals in the industry deffinately makes it worth your time.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: You Get Your Moneys Worth in LA – The process was somewhat stressful in that there was alot that needed to be done and that kept coming up. However the education I am recieving is deffinately worth the money I paid to come here.


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