Recent Alumnus 2011-09-17T17:31:19Z
Hands on Experience! As an acting major, I get hands on experience on real world situations. All of my teachers are in the business, so they share their stories with us and put us in difficult situations that they themselves have faced so that we can learn to handle ourselves professionaly and get the job done. There are high levels of stress here, but the good thing about that is there will be no surprises when I enter the real world. Going to AMDA is like living with a true acting career, with all the perks and dissapointments that come along with it!
College Junior 2011-09-17T12:10:42Z
A Lot of People Get Work Out of AMDA – I've looked at the alumni and the people on Broadway. A lot of them are working. I believe the connections you make here are the biggest perks of all.
College Junior 2011-09-17T12:07:13Z
Dancer Teachers Could Try Harder. Sometimes my dance teachers don't feel like doing stuff that deals with dance. If she feels to tired to teach she'll sit in a chair pop in a ballet and say "take notes." This is dance class. I would like to dance. I try to put as much effort into this, I wish you would as well.
College Senior 2011-09-01T00:35:33Z
Learn to Love Your Group – At the beginning of the semester they group you seemingly at random, if you don't like your group you're stuck with them so you better make nice.
College Senior 2011-09-01T00:31:24Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
You Get What You Give. The tuition for AMDA is rather pricey and although I feel they charge too much people who put a lot into the program get a lot out of it. All of the teachers are trained professionals working in the business and if you impress them they will give you job opportunities. So although I wish I was paying less I feel I will get hired because of this school.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T08:48:48Z
Alumni Network Sucessful – Amda has keeps in significant contact will all of its alumni. It even goes as for as to allow them you come back to use any and all of the equipment and stages when ever they need. It is a nice feeling knowing you can always come home.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-21T01:37:48Z
New York City – Being so close to the city is amazing. I am one block from central park and about 15 from time square which is sooo much fun. And there's so much experience in the city.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-21T01:34:16Z
I love the school, it doesn't have a traditional campus but it is right in the city which I love dearly. The only complaint is the dorms but it's totally ok because it's in New York right by central park and time square.
College Junior 2011-07-20T19:40:13Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Always Ask Questions – You always have to be on the ball and keep asking for more ways to get financial help through the school. AMDA gives great help financially, but you have to do the research or you'll get the minimum. The faculty is kind so don't waste another minute and start communicating with them.
College Junior 2011-06-22T22:31:02Z
Starstruckk Fantasy – I study acting so playing a different role almost everyday is pretty fun if u like lying. The work is decent if you like writing and do unexpected things.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-02T00:42:50Z
The social scene is great as all campus locations are right in the middle of major cities. They also offer incredible faculty who have amazing connections. The administration is awful.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-02T00:41:15Z
I love the school. However, I don't think it's great that they make it impossible to receive financial aid. If it were based solely on their willingness to help students who are not wealthy they would receive an F.
College Senior 2011-04-25T23:45:13Z
Flexibility Is Not an Option. The flexibility at the school is slim to none. When it comes to homework or any tests, the teachers give no sympaty, or extention. As for Attendence, they have a strict, 15 class absence policy, saying that if we miss more than 15 classes in a semester, we are giving Attendence probation, any more absences and we are excused from the school. There isnt any way to make the absences up. or any excuses.
College Senior 2011-04-25T23:38:15Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The school's tuition, is insane to compare, considering its a performing arts school, and not a regular university. The Financial Aid department trys to help, but there isnt much they can do, but to lead the students in what to do.
College Senior 2011-04-25T23:35:16Z
Stressful Times – The computer network isnt always availble, when needed at times to either print something or look for something on the internet. Its never a fast connection, but it gets the job done.
College Senior 2011-04-18T16:53:54Z
Student Class – At AMDA there are plenty of persons from all over te world to come to this school. Everyone is welcome with warm open arms!
College Senior 2011-04-18T16:50:24Z
When it come to online classes The American Musical and Dramatic Academy does not include online classes.
College Senior 2011-04-18T16:37:11Z
When first getting accpted into AMDA they sent me all the tools i needed to succeed! I felt very welcome there and all the students and stuff helped me with any questions I had. When it came to registration for my classes it was so very easy! I talked to my advisor and he gave me a schedule that still gave me time to do work and still have a little fun. So my overall experience so far is A+! I love everything about AMDA and its the perfect school for me!
College Sophomore 2011-03-23T19:02:17Z
The teachers give you their heart and soul when teaching becuase they know you are there to achieve goals which were and are similar to theirs and they want to help you achieve them.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-02T20:48:06Z
I have personally never taken any online classes but iI did attend a performing arts highschool so i though that college was going to be slightly easier for me but i thought wrong. Thw workload here ata amda is ridiculous they give us sooo much work sometimes i think twice about being here.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-02T20:44:53Z
The is not the best when it comes to flexibility. They want you to be fully committed to the school and nothing else. That is all fine and dandy but we have lives outside of AMDA and sometimes i feel like they dont care about that all they care about tis makin gthe school look better. In terms of it being flexible they dont really allow you the opportunity to be able to changes classes on your schedule or choose what time you would like to take a class.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-02T20:38:37Z
Composition Elective – Ithink the composition elective at my school is really unique simply because it is based in the musical thatre realm.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-21T19:40:34Z
Career Prep Is Great – Our whole program is centered around our goal of working in the industry. While we put alot focus onour skills as performers, we spend a great deal of time working on the very things that get us a job.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-21T19:33:04Z
Typical Resources – Our facilities are old buildings, but that is what is excpected of an older building in New York City. Every accomidation thats is possible with our setting is available to the students and faculty. As far as resources go, we have the largest Musical Theatre Library in the state and it is ALWAYS availabel to us.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-21T19:29:31Z
Specialized Learning – My program is very unique becasue it is offered as a 2 year conservatory program and as a B.F.A. program and the student can pick which suits them best. They can even re-enroll at a later time to finish your dergee after finishing the certificate program. Also, the classes are so specific to the musical theatre job market that I am thrilled to go to class everyday.
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