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  • Our School of Drama combines rigor with creative experimentation. We focus on authenticity of expression and confront today's most pressing societal issues through the making of theater, film, and emerging media.

    Our faculty is made up of New York's contemporary legends-award-winning actors, playwrights, and directors who bring a currency of professional experience, artistic training, and project-based learning into the classroom.  

    Our four-year BFA program in Dramatic Arts prepares students to be artists in today's changing world, creative thinkers, and engaged citizens. Our MFA program throws students into an intensive, highly collaborative, and ensemble-driven training, with a focus on the creation of new works and relevant reinterpretation of existing plays.

    We take inspiration from the greats who walked these halls before us, including Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, and Tennessee Williams, as well as our more recent graduates, like Adrienne C. Moore and Jason Kim.

  • Since our founding in the 1940s by Erwin Piscator as the Dramatic Workshop, the School of Drama has pushed the boundaries of creative experimentation.

  • Dean Pippin Parker is leading Drama to address and embrace the rapidly changing world of performance, and what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.

  • Our leadership team brings the mission of Drama to life, with a commitment to providing excellent service to students and advancing a rigorous and creative academic environment.

  • The School of Drama has creative partnerships with renowned organizations and groundbreaking performers across New York City, giving students access to real-world industry experience and training.

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To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.