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The New School for Drama Stats, Info and Facts

The four-year BFA program in Dramatic Arts* at The New School for Drama prepares students to be 21st-century artists and creative thinkers. Professionalism and community are at the core of the program, which provides a rich multidisciplinary, project-based investigation of theater arts and focuses on the development of critical thinking and collaborative skills.

From Concept to Practice

Prospective students apply for direct entry into the program, which begins in the freshman year. Through studio classes, performance opportunities, and coursework in aesthetic inquiry, the history of theater, and collaborative research, students cultivate the intellectual, conceptual, and critical skills needed to launch careers in theater or any field that requires creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and effective communication.

Intellectual and Technique Fundamentals

Our interdisciplinary curriculum enables students to explore acting, directing, playwriting, creative technologies, liberal arts, applied research, and collaborative processes. Students learn to frame questions imaginatively and consider problems from multiple perspectives.

Situated Learning in New York City

A world capital of theater, art, culture, and intellectual inquiry, New York City is an essential part of a New School for Drama education. Our faculty includes award-winning professionals from New York's theater community. Our relationships with many leading cultural and civic organizations enable students to use the city as a learning laboratory.

As part of The New School, a leading progressive university, the BFA program offers students the option of taking classes at Parsons The New School for Design or Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

* Pending approval by New York State Education Department.

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  • Julia from New York, NY
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  • I have never met a more empathetic school. If you want to become an artist with passion professors wanting you to succeed in your future this is the school for…

  • Nov-17-2014 Read More


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