Admission Events

The New School for Drama participates in graduate and college fairs around the country. A representative from the division (or from another performing arts division of the university) will be at the following events to answer general questions about the MFA programs in Acting, Directing, and Playwriting. If you are in one of these areas, stop by. We want to meet you.

To speak to an admission representative of The New School for Drama at any time, call us at 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040.

Audition Workshops/Information Sessions

The New School for Drama hosts Audition Workshops/Information Sessions in several cities across the United States and sometimes in other countries. These are unique opportunities to work with members of our faculty and distinguished local guests. Space is limited, so contact the Office of Admission well in advance to make your reservation: Call 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040, or email your name, address, and telephone to

The audition workshop is two hours long. Please arrive on time. Come prepared to audition a monologue or short scene (bring a scene partner). Our coaches will discuss monologue choices, training and technique, and their own professional experiences. You'll learn what it takes to get into a graduate dramatic arts program like The New School for Drama, and some tips about choosing the right one for you. 

Audition Schedule

Applicants are invited to audition based on review of their applications by the admission committee. Audition dates are announced in the fall. Auditions usually take place in the following cities:  

New York City
San Francisco

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