New School, The

The New School for Drama



66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Directing (MFA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The New School for Drama demands that directors read theater history and study acting, movement, script analysis, and hands-on directing. The directing track is designed to build necessary skills in play analysis, defining and executing the given circumstances, and shaping a production around the director’s idea of the story of the play. A large part of the work is interpretive exercises, which are as integral to the storytelling process as motivating actors in a rehearsal, collaborating dramaturgically with a playwright on a developing script, and learning to use classic texts for language, style, and stage composition. Year One: Discovery You work on 10-minute plays—both published and new—to develop skills in clarity of relationships, conflict, and dramatic action. Year Two: Structure Emphasis is on the study of classic texts (from Chekhov to Albee) culminating in a one-act performance festival at the end of the year. Year Three: Production Applying the tools learned in the first two years, your work is focused entirely on performance and production.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,890 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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