Yes. Applicants should be aged 18+ and have graduated high school. There is no upper age limit.
We do not allow people to defer their offers to the following year. You would have to re-apply and re-audition for the following year.
Simply click the tab that says ‘apply’ at the top of the page, complete the form and submit.
Once we receive your application you will be contacted straight away to tell you we received it.
Depending on the option from your application form you will then be sent the audition details for either in person at our studios or via video.
For your audition you will need to prepare the following:
– Two contrasting musical theatre songs (32 bar cuts, please bring sheet music)
– One monologue of your choice (under 3 minutes, no Shakespeare please)
– If you consider yourself to be a dancer you should include a dance routine routine lasting no longer than 2 minutes (video auditions)
– There will be a dance call for in person auditions, please bring appropriate clothing.
We hold auditions throughout the year, either in person or via video, once we receive your application we will be in touch to arrange a date and time. We make offers throughout the year so the sooner you audition the better as spaces are limited.
We only train in the daytime (except when in production) so evenings and weekends are yours! There is homework to be considered so you will have to manage your time wisely.
At the moment we are only allowed to accept US citizens to study on our programs.
We have two programs that require different backgrounds:
Professional Development Program
This is an elite, exclusive program and we only will accept 40 people from across the country. We are looking for people who are extremely strong in at least two of three disciplines (acting, singing and dancing) and some of those accepted will be ‘triple threats’. It is important for us to have students go straight into the industry upon graduating.
This program is designed for those who might not be looking for a degree program. You might be on a gap year looking to hone your skills to leap into the industry. Or, you may be looking to do a degree program and want to be fully prepared to do the best audition possible for your university of choice. You are likely a high-school graduate.
We want you to learn from people who are in the industry now. That means our tutors are industry professionals who have done and are doing what you want to do. Broadway and West End directors, actors, choreographers, casting agents, and musical directors from BOTH New York AND London will be your mentors. This is intensive training designed to not only to polish your skills but to introduce you personally to the industry.
Check out our FACULTY page for a full list of instructors.
AMTA does not provide accommodations. However we do work closely with EHS (Educational Housing Services). Please visit their website at www.studenthousing.org.
Yes, a $1000 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance. This will hold your space at the academy.
We are pleased to be able to offer partial scholarships at AMTA. Scholarships will be awarded on a case by case scenario once we have received your video audition.
We are also able to offer a financing option for the program through the company HFS Financial, who have been in business for over twenty years and is offering us the opportunity to help our students out with the training fees by offering instant approval on loans of up to $20,000 if you qualify. You can apply for a higher loan amount but the decision may not be instant. You or your parent/guardian can apply for this loan. If you would like further information on this, please visit their website at www.hfsfinancial.net. If you are successful in your audition and wish to apply for the loan, we will send you a direct link to our own application form.
Further to the two options above, you can however take advantage of our payment plan (ask for details).
One-Year Musical Theatre Professional Development Course: $34,000.
One-Year Musical Theatre Preparatory Course: $26,500.
Two-Year Musical Theatre Course: $26,500 (Year One) / $26,500 (Year Two)
- All training in New York
- Two weeks training in London
- Flights and accommodation (London only)
This is a private conservatory and tuition must be obtained through private funding. You can also take advantage of our payment plan (ask for details).
You will be contacted by our administration team about your audition. Please note that all applications are responded to.
All applicants will be asked to send video links of two contrasting songs, a monologue and a short dance routine of their choice. Audition videos will be pre-screened by industry professionals and then short-listed. Applicants who are shot-listed will need to complete a Skype/telephone interview before a final decision is made.
“The training at AMTA is awesome! Working with people currently in the industry and auditioning for West End shows, I feel privileged. AMTA has a real family atmosphere, I have made some friends for life.”
“Training at AMTA was the most incredible two years of my life. The tutors care about helping each individual and the insight you get into the industry is astounding. As long as you are dedicated and committed, the opportunities you get at AMTA are second to none.”
“Completing my training on the 1 Year Course at AMTA shaped me into both the performer and person I am today. We were very lucky to be taught by many fantastic teachers in a positive and productive environment where we could grow and improve in all areas of performance. The course gave me the skills and confidence to go out into the industry feeling prepared and ready to go- thanks!”
“After auditioning at AMTA, I knew there was no other drama school in the world I wanted to go to. The opportunities are incredible and the teachers are so supportive and talented. If you work hard, it will really pay off.”
“The skills that you receive from AMTA are golden. You strengthen in performance but also learn how to survive as an artist. Studying at AMTA was the best decision I ever made to secure my career in theatre.”
“At AMTA I was surrounded by people who inspired me and helped me improve. Every day is a new challenge, every day is a new goal. Best year of my life!”
“Having classes taught by such knowledgeable, talented and experienced industry professionals was a great source of inspiration and it automatically made me work that extra bit harder. New York was a once in a lifetime experience, as was the professional panel, where I gained an agent!”
“At AMTA I learned so much about myself and where my strengths lie. Training here gave me the confidence to believe in myself, to believe that I can achieve anything…and I’ve already booked jobs!”