Getting a place at the AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts is no mean feat and when I received my acceptance letter it was without doubt one of the best days of my life. This is a college which has been shaping the lives of its students for many years, helping young dreamers to go on to forge successful careers in the arts. If you have been accepted into this prestigious college then you are probably wondering what life is like there, and what studying the performing arts is like in general. I wanted to share my experience with you, to give you an insight into what the next few years of your life may look like.
Life on Campus
When I chat to friends who went to different colleges it becomes very apparent just how different life on the AMDA campus is when compared to many others. My experience here was of a student body who are committed to being the best that they can be, and this is instilled in you from the professors here. There is no real party scene, strange given the confidence and love for life which we all have, and whilst there is of course plenty of chances to socialize, you are more likely to meet with groups to discuss arts, ideas and concepts. There is a community spirit here which you won’t find elsewhere, as well as a very high standard to achieve.
Studying Performing Arts
Studying this topic is hard work and you need to prepare yourself for that, I have friends who went to med school who didn’t work as hard as me. Throughout the conceptualizing, the practice, the learning and the improvements which you must make, you are going to be dedicating a huge amount of time to this course. Something else you need to be aware of is the level of competitiveness which you will find here, everyone wants to be the best and everyone is your competition. If you think that you are good at what you do, think again, you will have to hustle and work like crazy to be the best at this college.
How to Get The Most Of This Course
My advice on how to get the most out of this course is to forget any notions that you have about joining up with fellow creatives to have some fun. This course is damn hard and if you want to be the best then you have to put in that work. I would also suggest that you try out different things, if your skill is singing then give musical arrangement a go, try out some acting, this is a place where they encourage you to be multi-skilled and there are many opportunities for you to try out new things.
This may be hard work but I can assure you that it will be the best years of your life to date.