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Theater, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Theater program of The New School is a liberal arts program that provides you with a grounding in acting, directing, and playwriting, from the classics to contemporary and experimental innovations in performance.
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Overview

The Theater program of The New School examines theater as a mode of cultivating meaning, investigate the relationship between theater and social justice, and interrogate the role of theater in our current historical moment.

As a Theater student at Lang, you explore theater practice and scholarship through innovative approaches, including media and global perspectives, with an emphasis on civic engagement and social justice. The curriculum combines performance and production opportunities with seminars in theater history, theory, and dramatic literature. The program carries forward The New School's tradition of progressive education through intellectual and artistic inquiry while posing questions about today's critical issues that demand immediate attention.

Career Paths

Theater majors go on to pursue advanced studies in acting, directing, playwriting, theater arts, media studies, history, and social sciences and careers as playwrights, actors, directors, producers and educators.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Playvvriting
  • Modern Drama 1870-1980
  • Introduction to Directing
  • Dramatic Lit & The Body
  • Introduction to Theater Costume Design
  • Acting Fundamentals

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • Application fees are $50 for U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for international applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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