- 4 Year
- NEW YORK, NY
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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.
Creative Technologies at Drama
Develop your storytelling toolkit as a dramatic artist. Through our creative technologies curriculum, you'll learn different media forms, the relationship between them, and guidelines for choosing what works best for a performance or project. Understand basic elements of design and narrative photography, then dive into new media and the convergence of film and performative practice.
The School of Drama - The New School Reviews
If you are focused on one particular aspect of theatre (for example, you are an actor who does not have an interest in self-producing, playwriting, directing etc.) this may not be the program for you, as it is more focused on multidisciplinary artists with an interest in self-producing.
The creative cafe experience was amazing and the professors are extremely helpful.