The BFA in Dramatic Arts is a multidisciplinary, studio driven program that combines courses in acting, writing, directing, aesthetic inquiry, and design and creative technologies. Through artistic training and project-based learning in various media, students gain reasoning and communication skills that can be applied to a variety of careers.
The professional training provided by the program includes foundational courses, theater electives, general electives, research methods studios, reflective learning opportunities, performance and production opportunities, and a collaborative capstone experience.
BFA students make connections between concept and practice, and gain an increased familiarity with the works and intentions of playwrights, directors, and performers in both the Western and non-Western worlds.
Part of The New School
BFA students at The New School for Drama can take classes at Parsons and Eugene Lang College. Students can also choose a minor at Lang.
True to The New School’s history as a progressive university, the BFA curriculum focuses on civic engagement and global awareness in the studio and classroom, and through related fieldwork. Critical thinking, creative analysis, and personal development are cultivated through coursework and self-reflective learning portfolios.