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  • Below you’ll find a checklist of required application materials for our Master of Fine Arts program in Contemporary Theatre and Performance.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall Deadline: January 7

    FAFSA (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens)
    Fall Applicants: February 1

    Portfolio Conferences
    By appointment. Dates TBD, February 2022.

    The Master of Fine Arts program in Contemporary Theatre and Performance does not accept spring applicants.
    While we strongly encourage all applicants to apply by or before these deadlines, we will accept applications on a rolling basis after the deadline if space allows. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if that deadline has passed. Please email us at performingarts@newschool.edu with any questions.

    Prior Degree Completion

    Graduate degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. Applicants in the process of completing the bachelor's degree may apply for admission. Admission to the program requires completion of the bachelor's degree.

    Applicant Profile

    We invite artists from a wide range of theatrical disciplines to apply. This includes — but is not limited to — actors, directors, dramatic writers, performance artists, and artists who work with technology and in multimedia formats. Applicants’ expertise may be focused in a single specific discipline, but competitive applicants will demonstrate the capacity for interdisciplinary work.

  • The Application Process

  • Additional Information and Instructions

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Take the Next Step

  • Admission Contact

    College of Performing Arts
    Office of Admission
    55 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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