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  • Below you’ll find a checklist of required application materials for our MFA in Contemporary Theatre and Performance program.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall Priority Deadline: January 7

    FAFSA (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens)
    Fall Applicants: February 1

    Virtual Portfolio Conferences
    By appointment. Dates TBD, February 2021.

    The MFA in Contemporary Theatre and Performance does not accept Spring applicants.

    All deadlines listed above are our priority deadlines. Applications received after these deadlines will be reviewed if space is still available in our program. Please email us at performingarts@newschool.edu to ask if we are still reviewing applications.

    Prior Degree Completion

    Applicants for the MFA in Contemporary Theatre and Performance degree must have completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to enrollment. Bachelor’s degrees from all fields of study will be accepted.

    Applicant Profile

    We invite artists from a wide range of theatrical disciplines to apply. This includes - but is not limited to - actors, directors, dramatic writers, performance artists, and artists who work with technology and in multimedia formats. Applicants’ expertise may be focused in a single specific discipline, but competitive applicants will demonstrate the capacity for interdisciplinary work.

  • The Application Process

  • Additional Information and Instructions

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Take the Next Step

  • Admission Contact

    College of Performing Arts
    Office of Admission
    55 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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