Last year I completed my degree at the incredible AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a truly life changing experience which has given me memories for a lifetime. This is a college which is widely respected as one of the best in the country and having spent 3 years there I can see exactly why. If you are plan to apply for this college or you have been accepted into the college then you have to ensure that you do all that you can to make the very best of this experience. In order to do that, here are some tips which may help you out.
Be a Yes Person
I found that saying yes to any task or responsibility which was offered really helped me in terms of my status as a student and in terms of my learning here. They are always looking for students to support with many things when there are events on and when you get involved in that you have a real chance to meet new people and learn new skills.
Try Something New
There are so man opportunities here for you to try out new things and I would suggest that you should also take these chances. If you are trying to become an actor then there is nothing wrong with trying your hand at singing or stage design, they all add strings to your artistic bow! There are lots of small groups which offer you the chance to try out new things, so give them a go and see how far your talent can take you.
Grow Thick Skin
The environment here at AMDA is highly competitive and truth, pretty brutal, which is why you are going to need to have thick skin in order to survive and thrive. The reason for this is because they are preparing you for the world of drama and arts and that too is incredibly brutal. Getting rejected is not nice, nor is being heavily criticized for something which you have put your heart and soul into. Unfortunately however once you get out into the real world this is exactly what things are like so this will serve as great preparation for that.
Be Open Minded
It is really important that you drink up all of the inspiration which you see around you during your time at AMDA, there is an extremely diverse and eclectic student body. If you are able to open up your mind then you can get some amazing inspiration from the rest of the students which can really help you in building new concepts in your art, and displaying a very unique style. In approaching this with an open mind you will also be able to make more friends and create a much needed support network around you .
You are going to have an amazing time at AMDA, good luck for the future.