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Browse these detailed listings of acting schools in Los Angeles to find the perfect Los Angeles acting classes for you. Here you’ll find all the information you need to choose where to study to become an actor in Hollywood.

Each LA acting school listing includes detailed information such as acting methods taught, performance opportunities, career preparation, degree earned and financial aid opportunities. You can also find out how to apply for each school as well as what are your chances of being accepted into each program.

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The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

6305 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
This is one of the acting schools in Hollywood that delivers a strong training in musical theater. This Hollywood acting school offers two 4-semester programs, the Integrated Program (which combines acting classes with singing and dance) and the Studio Program (which focuses on acting for stage, film & TV). Classes include stage and film acting, scene study, voice, speech, singing and dance. Depending on the program, actors may also study movement and stage combat, improvisation, classic texts, Shakespeare, music, sight-singing and musical theatre, as well as ballet, jazz and tap dancing. Acting students have the option of taking an extra 60 credits in performance and general education classes in order to obtain a BFA.Performance opportunities: Students participate in a Performing Arts Practicum each semester. Second-year students work with a director on a full production. BFA students participate in additional performances.

Career preparation: Graduating students participate in 2 showcases. Actors attend career preparation seminars with agents or casting directors and prepare audition material through a series of audition classes and workshops.

Degree: Bachelor students receive a BFA in Acting or a BFA in Musical Theater. Actors who complete the Studio Program or the Integrated Program receive a Certificate in Professional Performance Training.

Tuition Fee: Contact AMDA for details..

Financial Aid: Scholarships and loan programs are available, as well as on-campus employment.

What you’ll need to apply: Transcripts, 2 recommendation forms, an audition (auditions are held at the AMDA and throughout the country, as well as in Mexico, Canada and the UK. Foreign students can submit a taped audition). International students from non-English speaking countries need to submit TOEFL scores and may have to take another fluency test. Admission into the second year is by invitation only.

Acceptance rate: About 1 in 2 applicants who audition are accepted into the first year.

Audition policy: Students are not allowed to audition for acting work until the last semester of study at this LA acting school.

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