Applicants for the BFA in Musical Theatre must be graduates of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) Integrated* Program. The New School for Public Engagement (NSPE) will assign 60 transfer credits for the AMDA Integrated Program. Accepted students may be able to transfer an additional 24 credits for courses completed at other colleges or universities.
*AMDA Studio graduates should apply for admission to the NSPE BS in Liberal Arts program.
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