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Acting/ Musical Theatre Schools Near Nyc

ElvisPretzleElvisPretzle Posts: 57Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2007 in Musical Theater Major
Hi,

Can people please list all the Acting and/or Musical Theatre schools, BA or BFA, less than an hour and a half away from New York City please?

BESIDES these:

Rutgers
New York University Tisch/Steinhardt
Marymount Manhattan
Montclair State
SUNY Purchase
Wagner College
Pace University
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Replies to: Acting/ Musical Theatre Schools Near Nyc

  • NotMamaRoseNotMamaRose Posts: 4,090Registered User Senior Member
    The Juilliard School
  • soozievtsoozievt Posts: 29,095Registered User, ! Senior Member
    There have been threads on this in the past and you should truly do a search. Also, if you include BA programs (let alone either MT or drama), the list gets longer.

    Here are more:

    Manhattanville
    Hofstra
    Drew
    Sarah Lawrence
    Fordham
    Barnard
    Columbia
    Adelphi
    Hunter
    C.W. Post
    SUNY Stony Brook
    Kean University



    A little farther:
    Muhlenberg
    Vassar
    SUNY New Paltz
    Princeton
    Wilkes University
  • KatMTKatMT Posts: 3,440College Rep Senior Member
    I think AMDA has some sort of agreement with a college that allows intterested students to receive a BFA?? I thought I read that somewhere on here... not sure though.
  • soozievtsoozievt Posts: 29,095Registered User, ! Senior Member
    From AMDA's Website
    AMDA offers two training programs, THE INTEGRATED PROGRAM and THE STUDIO PROGRAM. Both programs comprise four semesters, and students who complete the program earn a Professional Performance Certificate of training.

    AMDA's conservatory training is rigorous. The course work is intensive and exclusively focuses on developing craft, technique and the essential tools necessary to build a career in the performing arts.

    The Integrated Program - Click here for More Info

    This program offers training in acting, singing, and dance to prepare the student for a career in the professional theatre. The first year of training focuses upon the development of technique with special emphasis on individual work. The second year's focus is upon utilization of the acquired techniques as the student develops performance and audition pieces.

    The Studio Program - Click here for More Info

    This program offers training to prepare the student for a career as a professional actor. The first year of training focuses upon the development of technique with special emphasis on individual work. The second year's focus is upon utilization of the acquired techniques as the student develops performance and audition pieces.

    AMDA, in conjunction with the New School University offers a B.F.A. Program to Integrated Program graduates and a B.A. Program to Studio Program graduates.
    These programs are offered to accommodate those AMDA students who desire a college degree. The continued program of study at the New School is specially designed to offer a broad choice of courses to enhance the performing artist's education.

    After the competition of the two-year AMDA program, the degree candidate may meet with a New School educational advisor to develop an individual study program, Studies may be pursued at a pace conducive to the performer's professional life. Full and part-time programs can be arranged.

    The New School University, located in the heart of Greenwich Village in Manhattan, is an accredited university with more than 20,000 student enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs and courses in adult education.

    In addition to the New School degree program, students have had their AMDA credits successfully transferred to numerous colleges and universities.
  • evasmomevasmom Posts: 202Registered User Junior Member
    Westminster Choir College is located in Princeton, NJ less than 45 mins. from NYC.
  • soozievtsoozievt Posts: 29,095Registered User, ! Senior Member
    Oops, I forgot WCC! Thanks Evasmom. Very excited for your daughter and I hope you will be sharing some of her experiences at WCC here next year so that more people can learn about that MT program.
  • KatMTKatMT Posts: 3,440College Rep Senior Member
    Thanks Soozievt for the infor from the AMDA website....

    On a completely seperate note, In response to my bein room NH... I lived there in high school, and my family has continued to live there... but, unfortunately I don't any longer :( I will get to apend most of my summer there however, and am thrilled for a new england summer!
  • soozievtsoozievt Posts: 29,095Registered User, ! Senior Member
    Kat...that's neat to know that. I never realized. Now, if summer would ever get here, LOL! but good news is that the snow is melting and temps are going way up FINALLY.
  • NotMamaRoseNotMamaRose Posts: 4,090Registered User Senior Member
    You guys still have snow on the ground? Yikes! Here in the Mid-Atlantic, the daffodils have been out for awhile and the tulips are all opening. Not to mention the magnolia trees in bloom. (Yeah, I am enjoying teasing y'all. :))
  • soozievtsoozievt Posts: 29,095Registered User, ! Senior Member
    NMR...Yep! The winter snow had never completely gone away and then for most of April, it has snowed a real lot. A week ago, we had a snowstorm and it looked like a winter wonderland. I was in NYC this past weekend and we got snow here while I was gone. However, today it is finally warming up and this is the first day I can see my deck has no snow on it. The lawn has snow, as well as there are big piles from the plow in the driveway, but there are patches of grass finally showing. If I go out, I am sure our road which is dirt, will be in round #2 of Mud Season. I hope this is the last of winter. I like winter and the change of seasons, but enough is enough for this time of year!

    (perhaps we should all visit Kaylagurl on the lovely island of Barbados!)
  • MichaelNKatMichaelNKat Posts: 2,549Registered User Senior Member
    Add University of the Arts to the list which, at 1 1/2 hours, is right at the geographic limit
  • sarahlsmomsarahlsmom Posts: 98Registered User Junior Member
    What school is AMDA?
  • soozievtsoozievt Posts: 29,095Registered User, ! Senior Member
    AMDA = Amercian Musical and Dramatic Academy which is a two year program in Manhattan. The BA or BFA option is described in my post above, through New School University. But AMDA itself is a two year conservatory program.

    There are other two year MT programs in NYC, such as Circle in the Square Theater Program, but the OP wanted BA and BFA degree programs.
  • fishbowlfreshmanfishbowlfreshman Posts: 801Registered User Member
    I think AADA, which is another two to three year program in both NY and LA, now has agreements with some colleges where you can actually come out with a degree, but I think it's a BA or BS instead of a BFA.
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