Drama

BFA Curriculum

  • FIRST YEAR      F S
    Writing & Critique/ Writing & Orality       3 3
    Global Dramatic Literature 1 & 2 3 3
    Aesthetic Inquiry 1 & 2 3 3
    Foundations in Acting      3 3
    Creative Technologies   - 3
    Portfolio: Reflective Learning & Embodied Practice 1 & 2 1 1
    Electives 3 -
    Creative Cafe 0 0
      16 16

    SOPHOMORE YEAR F S
    Foundations in Directing & Lab 5 -
    Foundations in Playwriting - 5
    ULEC (University Elective) 3 3
    Portfolio: Reflective Learning & Embodied Practice 3 & 4 1 1
    Electives 6 6
    Creative Cafe  0 0
      15 15

    JUNIOR YEAR F S
    Collaborative Research Studio 3 3
    Collaborative Theater Practices & Labs 5 5
    Portfolio 5 & 6 2 2
    Electives
    6 6
    Creative Cafe  0 0
      16 16

    SENIOR YEAR F S
    Directed Research/ Final Project 3 3
    Portfolio 7 & 8      1 1
    Electives 9 9
    Creative Cafe   0
      13 13

    TOTAL CREDITS 120

    BFA in Dramatic Arts students may choose to use their general electives toward a variety of courses in the liberal arts or in studio in any undergraduate college at The New School.


    To earn an undergraduate degree, student must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete all degree requirements (as specified in this catalog) prior to the graduation date.
    The student must have received a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all of these courses: Writing and Critique, Foundations in Acting, Foundations in Directing & Lab, Foundations in Playwriting & Lab, and Creative Technologies. The student must have received a minimum grade of B (3.0) in these courses: Writing and Orality, Aesthetic Inquiry 1 & 2, Global Dramatic Literature 1 & 2, Collaborative Theater Practices & Lab, Collaborative Research Studio, and Directed Research.

    Graduating students must not receive a grade of Incomplete in any course taken in the final semester of study.

    * Electives may be used to take courses in other programs and/or in particular areas of study, such as Acting and Movement Technique, Directing, Playwriting, Theatrical Design/ Media, Performance Studies, Integrated Arts, Theater History and Theory or additional Collaborative Research Studio/ Theater Related Civic Engagement courses. Theater Electives may be Liberal Arts Electives or Studio/ Non-Liberal Arts Electives.  Electives can also be distributed across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences or the Arts, and may be taken at any undergraduate college of The New School. General Electives may be Liberal Arts Electives or Studio/ Non-Liberal Arts Electives.

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