I feel very fortunate to have attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and I am sure that without it I would have had a much harder time in launching my career on the stage. Each year there are literally thousands of students who apply to the college every year, hoping to be accepted into this illustrious college for a great education. If you have been lucky enough to be accepted into AMDA then you are probably wondering what you should be expecting during your time there. I wanted to share a little bit of my experience then, to give you an idea of what to anticipate ahead of your time at the college.
Something which you can most definitely count on during your time at AMDA is outstanding tutors. The college takes a really tough state when it hires new professors and only the very best will get the job. The tutors which you’ll find at the college have rich experience in the arts, many of those who I encountered had experience on huge Broadway shows and movie sets, which helped the students buy in to learning with them. If you are going to AMDA then you can expect to be taught by some of the best tutors in the business.
The reason why this college is so well thought of and the reason why so many outstanding performers and artists come through this college is because of the demands which the college makes of its students. I have never experienced hard work quite like I did during my time at AMDA and in amongst classes, rehearsals, planning and performances, I hardly had time to think. This may be a little perturbing but the truth is that through this level of hard work you will become a far better student and you’ll be thankful for how hard you have been pushed.
Because of the fact that only the very best students get accepted into AMDA, you can expect some truly fierce competition amongst the other students. No matter how good you think you are at what you do, you will soon find out that there are plenty of other people who think that they are better than you. This competition, when approached in the right way can be a of great benefit to your career and you must learn to embrace it rather than shy away from it. In the real world you are going to face some stiff competition in this industry and that is why you need to get used to it now.
This college will tell you instantly whether or not your creations are good enough and that can be tough to take. It is important that you have thick skin and that you learn from any feedback which you have been given. It can be easy to be dejected after criticism but you must remain strong and learn from any mistakes which you make.