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The New School BFA Acting Program

cjenny2cjenny2 Registered User Posts: 198 Junior Member
edited April 2013 in Theater/Drama Majors
Anyone apply to this program?
My S loved his audition at the NYC unifieds for this school.
I don't know much about it. Any thoughts?
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Replies to: The New School BFA Acting Program

  • vivalaben2012vivalaben2012 Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    No one knows much about it because it is a brand new program. The only thing you can really compare it against I suppose is it's MFA program which has been around since 2005.
  • Brooklyn0323Brooklyn0323 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Hi! I'm also a current New School BFA applicant. I think the best resource for finding out more about the program is: Drama :: BFA :: Academics :: BFA Drama Curriculum and http://www.newschool.edu/uploadedFiles/Drama_2/Documents/BFA%20Drama%20Course%20Descriptions%20PDF.pdf

    Though it seems like kind of a dumb move to link you right to their website, it was only updated to elaborate upon the BFA very recently, and those pages are what best helped me understand the program.

    From my interview, I gather that they aim to accept 36 of us, for 2 classes of 18 to stick together in core theatre requirements. I think (THINK) they said that would be 30 actors, 6 directors/playwrights/designers/technicians. They said it might be a little less, this year. We'd all be earning the same degree in different concentrations.

    I personally got the acceptance call this morning, but the program deadline isn't until April 1 (again, I THINK), so I'm sure more admissions are rolling.
  • Eve848Eve848 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Brooklyn0323 - What program were you accepted to? Acting?
  • cjenny2cjenny2 Registered User Posts: 198 Junior Member
    Congrats on your acceptance Brooklyn0323!! was it for acting? Thanks for the links. The information on thier site has changed since the last time I checked. My S loved his audition at New School. Do you know anythining about how they are with financial aid or scholorships?
  • Brooklyn0323Brooklyn0323 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Thank you! I was accepted for Directing. I'm not sure about financial aid, sorry! I assume that info will be in the physical acceptance packet, which (on the call) they said they'd be mailing out shortly.
  • mom2galsmom2gals Registered User Posts: 307 Member
    just got an email saying they are still accepting applications for this program
    My D did not go thru with sending in all the information or auditioning since we felt it wasn't for her but Best of Luck!
  • Eve848Eve848 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Congrats Brooklyn0323! I'm incredibly impressed by their program, that's wonderful news.
  • photomom5photomom5 Registered User Posts: 809 Member
    My son got a phone call about an hour ago accepting him into the program. He is stunned and thrilled...he did a walk in at Unifieds in NYC.
  • cjenny2cjenny2 Registered User Posts: 198 Junior Member
    Congrats Photomom5!!! That is great news!!!
  • Times3Times3 Registered User Posts: 1,373 Senior Member
    Wow, photomom, this sounds like a game-changer for your son--what do you think he'll do? You haven't visited at all, right? Congratulations to him! :)
  • OddDadOddDad Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    Photomom5---- great news! :-)
  • acting720acting720 Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    YAY photomom! Will he go visit? sounds cool. For whatever reason, my S didn't like New School at all after visiting. I have no concrete idea why. Their program sounds terrific to me. Keep us posted!
  • ActingDadActingDad Registered User Posts: 680 Member
    Congrats photom5! Nice to see some postive news come in.
  • Jkellynh17Jkellynh17 Registered User Posts: 2,013 Senior Member
    Awesome, congratulations everyone!
  • ugadog99ugadog99 Registered User Posts: 486 Member
    Congratulations, photomom!!!
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