Theater

Raise your talent to an exciting new level.

New York City’s vibrant theatrical community has been beckoning you, and you need to be part of it. Whether your goal is to become an actor or director, a drama critic or a performing arts manager, you will become enmeshed in the theatrical arts from the moment you take your first graduate class. Our faculty are not only teachers — they are working professionals in Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions. While you will receive vigorous training in the classroom and on stage, you will also be offered internships with leading theaters, producers, talent agencies and designers across the country.

I’ve been able to perform a screenplay reading, work on a documentary film shot in Nigeria, and be a production assistant on the first <i>Sex and the City</i> movie. I feel like nothing’s going to hold me back.

Daphne Brunet ’11

Learn More About Our Degrees and Certificates

Quick Facts

  • Eighty percent of our students receive scholarships.
  • The Princeton Review ranked our Theater Department 14th in the country.
  • Our alumni have gone on to become producing directors at prominent theaters, award-winning set designers and featured actors in HBO productions.

Possible Careers

  • Performer or director of stage and screen productions
  • Set, costume or lighting designer for network and cable programs
  • Theater historian or drama critic for regional and national publications