• MFA Drama Production
  • Each year, School of Drama students have opportunities to perform, direct, and write for the stage. Performances take place in studio presentations, at the School of Drama Theater, and around campus.

    The School of Drama offers a number of events showcasing the work of our graduating actors, directors, and playwrights. The School of Drama also has regular performance opportunities for BFA and MFA students during their course of study.

    MFA Cinema Projects

    During the year-long collaborative course, MFA students study principles of film and produce an original short film. They work with Media Studies students and composers from Jazz and Mannes to create these projects from pre-production through post-production.

    BFA Creative Café

    Creative Café provides an opportunity for BFA students to propose and produce self-directed projects with the resources and support of the School of Drama and the guidance of a faculty advisor and MFA student project mentor.

    BFA Dramatic Arts Senior Festival

    This festival highlights the culminating work of BFA Dramatic Arts students, exploring their training in technique and the depth of their critical inquiry skills and often contextualizing their work as that of citizen-artists. While this senior work takes a different form for each student, for all it must be a scholarly endeavor that creatively reflects the knowledge and experience gained both in and outside of the classroom and the ability to communicate across disciplines.

    Each spring, our graduating students present their Directed Research projects, which can take the form of either a new or extant play or a film or media presentation, in the BFA Dramatic Arts Senior Festival. 

  • MFA New Visions Directing Festival 

    In the spring semester of their third year, each of the MFA directors helm a production of full-length classic and contemporary works performed in a repertory setting. These productions highlight the talents of our graduating directors and provide an introduction to each director’s work and aesthetic.

    BFA Actor Showcase

    The BFA Actor showcase takes place during the spring semester following a semester-long intensive course that prepares graduating students to select dramatic material and hone their artistic voice. 

    MFA Actor Showcase

    Overseen by a faculty of working professionals and international guests, the MFA showcase is the culmination of student work during their final year. 

  • Admission Contact

    College of Performing Arts
    Office of Admission
    55 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    [email protected]

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