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Dance and Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, NY,
New York City: A train ride away. If you’re a student in our dance and theatre program, you will study with faculty who are professional choreographers, directors, playwrights, dancers, dance therapists, theatre educators and actors with years of experience on and off Broadway. 

About

Your dance and theatre training goes beyond the studio and the stage. The liberal arts are at the core of every Manhattanville education and our program is no different. At the same time that you develop practical skills in technique and performance, your core classes in the humanities, and math and sciences will help you develop into an articulate, literate, and socially aware citizen. 

The goal of our department is to enliven the mind, and express the creative spirit that lies within us all. Your studies will combine knowledge with experience, exploration of technique with study of performance history, theory and critical research. This mode of study is comparable to the relationship between lecture and laboratory in liberal arts science courses, such as Biology.

You’ll explore the collaborative frontiers where dance and theatre meet.

Majors in our areas of concentration - dance, theatre and dance therapy are accepted by audition. The course of study culminates in a guided senior thesis project of your devising, which reflects your influences and interests.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue internships for credit at any of several studios, theaters and other outlets in New York City. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Traditions of Performance Theory
  • 20th Century Theatre and Performance Theory
  • Theatre and Global Ethics
  • Tears and Laughter: Asian Performance, Theories and Practices
  • Improvisation: Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • If submitting scores our codes are: SAT - 2397; ACT - 2800
  • Personal Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal interview is optional, but strongly encouraged (and required in some cases). 

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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