Each year, School of Drama students have opportunities to perform, direct, and write for the stage. Performances take place in studio presentations, at the School of Drama Theater, and around campus.
The School of Drama offers a number of events showcasing the work of our graduating actors, directors, and playwrights. The School of Drama also has regular performance opportunities for BFA and MFA students during their course of study.
MFA Cinema Projects
During the year-long collaborative course, MFA students study principles of film and produce an original short film. They work with Media Studies students and composers from Jazz and Mannes to create these projects from pre-production through post-production.
BFA Creative Café
Creative Café provides an opportunity for BFA students to propose and produce self-directed projects with the resources and support of the School of Drama and the guidance of a faculty advisor and MFA student project mentor.
BFA Dramatic Arts Senior Festival
This festival highlights the culminating work of BFA Dramatic Arts students, exploring their training in technique and the depth of their critical inquiry skills and often contextualizing their work as that of citizen-artists. While this senior work takes a different form for each student, for all it must be a scholarly endeavor that creatively reflects the knowledge and experience gained both in and outside of the classroom and the ability to communicate across disciplines.
Each spring, our graduating students present their Directed Research projects, which can take the form of either a new or extant play or a film or media presentation, in the BFA Dramatic Arts Senior Festival.