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At Tisch Drama our interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare you for a sustained career in the performing arts and related fields. You’ll benefit from a curriculum that has conservatory and academic components. Partnering with many of the country’s top professional theatre training institutions, our students enjoy conservatory training in acting, directing, musical performance, production, design or stage management. Your in-studio professional training is enriched by an expansive and innovative academic curriculum. That includes theatre studies and general education programs, as well as elective courses in the humanities and sciences. You’ll also get practical performance experience collaborating in a wide variety of productions and rehearsal projects led by world-famous theatre artists and faculty.

Upon graduation, Tisch Drama students earn a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and will have honed and exercised creative, analytical, and intellectual skills that have prepared them for artistic and professional achievement. For more details about each component of our program, read below.

Professional Training

Professional Training

There are two levels of professional training: primary and advanced. Primary training studios provide an intensive conservatory program that lays a strong foundation in a particular technique. At the advanced level, a variety of additional training options are available.

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Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies

The Theatre Studies curriculum focuses on the theoretical and historical aspects of the conservatory work students are engaged in at their studios. Courses provide students with an essential foundational knowledge of their chosen field.

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General Education

General Education

General Education (or Liberal Arts) courses take students into the College of Arts and Science at NYU, enabling them to consider and pursue all kinds of academic interests.

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Electives

Electives

Elective courses offer additional study in professional training or academic curriculum. You can also benefit from the Artistic electives offered by Tisch Drama, including stage combat, private voice lessons, dance classes, and audition technique.

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