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The New School's School of Drama Stats, Info and Facts

BFA in Interdisciplinary Approach to Dramatic Arts

The four-year BFA program in Dramatic Arts at the School of Drama prepares students to be 21st-century artists and creative thinkers, and also offers students the opportunity to choose minors across disciplines. 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 necessary 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 School of 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.

The New School

The New SchoolThe New School is a legendary university in New York City, now comprising seven academic divisions. Founded in 1919 Imagine a university where scholars, artists and designers find the support they need to challenge convention and fearlessly create positive change in the world.

Imagine a community where walls between disciplines are dissolved, so journalists collaborate with designers, architects with social researchers, media specialists with activists, poets with musicians. Imagine an intellectual and creative haven that never has and never will settle for status quo.

The New School is just such a university community, attracting students from all over the world to its home in the heart of Greenwich Village.

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