So, here is my dilemma. I wasn't accepted into very many of the programs I auditioned for and I was waitlisted at Marymount Manhattan. I decided they were a no because they didn't give me scholarship money and they are just too expensive. So, right not I am between AMDA and SUNY Fredonia (I did NOT audition for their BFA so I would enter as a BA Theatre Arts Major) I've heard all the gossip about the AMDA nickname and their reputation, but they actually gave me quite a bit of scholarship money so in the end they will cost roughly the same as Fredonia, especially considering the fact that I wouldn't be dorming at AMDA, and I now know a few people who have attended/worked there and they love it.
I'm thinking of attending AMDA for a year and then re-audition for BFAs since I know most MT school make you start as a freshman anyway.
I looked at the course list for both schools, and while Fredonia offers a broader spectrum of courses, I feel I would be happy at either school.
Can anyway give me the pros and cons of a two year conservatory rather then a four year college and the reality of being able to transfer out of a certificate program into a BFA?