American Musical and Dramatic Academy New York


American Musical and Dramatic Academy New York

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a non-profit educational institution incorporated by the States of New York and California.

AMDA is an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Courses in Musical Theatre, Acting and Dance.

The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has been designated by the United States Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions and units offering theatre and theatre-related programs (both degree-and non-degree-granting). NAST cooperates with the six regional associations in the process of accreditation and, in the field of teacher education, with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NAST consults with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and similar organizations in the development of NAST standards and guidelines for accreditation.

Celebrating nearly 50 years as one of America’s premier conservatories for the performing arts, AMDA is recognized throughout the industry for its rich history and tradition of launching some of the most successful careers in theatre, film and television.

Founded in 1964 by Philip H. Burton – the actor and instructor best known for helping launch the career of his adopted son, Richard Burton – AMDA was born with a simple but powerful idea: to create a school run by professional performers, for performers.

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Admissions Secretary

School Address:
211 W. 61st St.
New York
New York
United States of America

Telephone: 212-787-5300

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