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AMDA College of the Performing Arts

6305 Yucca Street

Los Angeles, CA 90028

United States

Telephone: 323-469-3300


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Mark Goor

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: April 14, 2023

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 2020

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2022

Undergraduate FTE: 1,472

Graduate FTE: 9

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerMichael AngottiProvost and Chief Academic
Board of Directors ChairNancy
Chief Academic OfficerMichael AngottiProvost and Chief Academic
Chief Executive OfficerJan Rugger MartinPresident and Executive
Chief Financial OfficerDavid SilvermanCFO, Director of Business
Director Institutional ResearchDonald EverhartSenior Director of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00757200AMDA College of the Performing ArtsLos AngelesMain CampusActive
American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA NY)New YorkAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Associate of Occupational Studies: ActingAssociate2019On-Site
Associate of Occupational Studies: Acting for CameraAssociate2021On-Site
Associate of Occupational Studies: DanceAssociate2019On-Site
Associate of Occupational Studies: Musical TheatreAssociate2019On-Site
Bachelor of Arts: Performance StudiesBachelors2020On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts: ActingBachelors2008On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts: ActingBachelors2023Distance Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts: DanceBachelors2008On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Film and Television ArtsBachelors2023On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Music TheatreBachelors2008On-Site
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Music TheatreBachelors2023Distance Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Performing ArtsBachelors2008On-Site
Certificate: Acting for CameraNon-degree2021On-Site
Certificate: Dance TheatreNon-degree2009On-Site
Certificate: IntegratedNon-degree1984On-Site
Certificate: StudioNon-degree1993On-Site
Master of Arts: Performance StudiesMasters2020On-Site
Master of Fine Arts: ScreenwritingMasters2020On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2024Progress Report
Fall2027Offsite Review
Spring2028Accreditation Visit