FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs | AMTA New York2018-05-15T09:59:50+00:00
Is there a minimum age to apply?2018-04-22T18:37:12+00:00

Yes. Applicants should be aged 18+ and have graduated high school. There is no upper age limit.

If I am accepted can I defer my place to the following year?2018-04-22T18:43:33+00:00

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.

How do I apply?2018-04-22T18:44:29+00:00

Simply click the tab that says ‘apply’ at the top of the page, complete the form and submit.

How does the audition process work?2018-04-22T18:44:59+00:00

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.

When do you hold auditions?2018-04-22T18:45:24+00:00

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.

Am I able to work whilst training at AMTA?2018-04-22T18:45:52+00:00

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.

Do I need to be an American citizen to attend AMTA?2018-04-22T18:46:14+00:00

At the moment we are only allowed to accept US citizens to study on our programs.

What previous experience do I need to be accepted at the Academy?2018-04-22T18:47:51+00:00

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.

Preparatory Program

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.

Who will teach me at AMTA?2018-04-22T18:47:58+00:00

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.

Where do I live whilst I’m training in New York?2018-04-22T18:48:02+00:00

AMTA does not provide accommodations. However we do work closely with EHS (Educational Housing Services).  Please visit their website at  www.studenthousing.org.

Do I need to pay a deposit if I am accepted?2018-04-22T18:49:16+00:00

Yes, a $1000 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance. This will hold your space at the academy.

Does AMTA offer any scholarships or other funding?2016-11-04T15:28:13+00:00

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).

How much do the courses cost?2018-10-05T16:27:14+00:00

2018/19 Fees

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)

This includes:

  • All training in New York
  • One week training and return flights to London

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).

What happens after I apply?2018-04-22T18:50:26+00:00

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 short-listed will need to complete a Skype/telephone interview before a final decision is made.