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New School (Lang) Theater BA

OneToughMommyOneToughMommy Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
edited September 2013 in Theater/Drama Majors
Can anyone provide any info/insight about this program? One thing the website doesn't discuss at all is performance opportunities, which is odd. (But then, the website doesn't provide a lot of info overall!) Particularly interested in whether the BFA program students get most of the performance opportunities.

Thanks!
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  • vivahg11vivahg11 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    I also looked at their website and found I was confused by what portfolios 1 etc were about as they aren't explained in course descriptions. From what I could see there weren't classes in voice/dance. The description of the classes were very wordy (theoretical and analytical) I gathered it was a more unstructured program.
  • photomom5photomom5 Registered User Posts: 809 Member
    Remember - the BFA program is about 2 weeks old. This is the first class, so for sure, they did not get a whole lot of stage time cause they did not exist!!!
  • OneToughMommyOneToughMommy Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    Photomom - Do you know if the BA program is also new?
  • photomom5photomom5 Registered User Posts: 809 Member
    OTM, the BA program is not. The New School has had a very old and established (and well regarded) MFA program at The New School for Drama. The BA program has also been at the school a long time.

    This is a link to the program, but I am not sure if CC will let it post:
    Eugene Lang College :: Academics :: Areas of Study :: Theater :: Curriculum
  • NervousMom03NervousMom03 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    It is my understanding that the BFA you can only obtain if you transfer from AMDA's 2 year program. It is not offered just through the New School. Also, I read that CAP21 also has a credit transfer program with The New School but you can only obtain a BA/BS with that transfer.

    The New School seems to have a Drama program. Not a MT program, yet again the web site is hard to understand.
  • photomom5photomom5 Registered User Posts: 809 Member
    NervousMom, you have incorrect information. You can ONLY get a BFA in Theatre from The New School if you audition and are accepted into their Drama BFA program. AMDA has a special program with TNS that allows those who complete the integrated program to complete their BFA in Musical Theatre at The New School.
    Musical Theater (BFA) | The New School for Public Engagement

    Other studios, such as CAP21, have a program which allows their graduates to get a BA or BS through The New School after completing their progams.
    Transfer Students from CAP21 | The New School for Public Engagement
  • NervousMom03NervousMom03 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Photomom5 thank you, but I didn't think my info was wrongly stated. From your link here is what the site says. Apples to Apples, AMDA program only qualifies you at New School for a BFA, audition or not. But if you read the note below you are invited to finish. I do not see any mention of Audition into the program on their web site, nor when I called on the phone did they say anything about auditioning. Have you pursued this avenue, and can you give more feed back.

    Note: The BFA in Musical Theatre program is only for graduates of the AMDA integrated program. Graduates of the AMDA studio program are also invited to finish their bachelor's degrees at The New School for Public Engagement in the Liberal Arts BA/BS program.
  • actor12actor12 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    The BFA in Drama (not MT) was new last year.
  • Times3Times3 Registered User Posts: 1,373 Senior Member
    NervousMom, PhotoMom's son is IN the new BFA program at TNS. If I remember correctly, he auditioned at Unifieds. It's a very interesting program and well worth checking out!
  • Times3Times3 Registered User Posts: 1,373 Senior Member
    Try this link: Application | Theater and Dramatic Arts BFA | The New School for Drama
    My memory isn't 100% accurate, but I think last year they held auditions at Unifieds along with taking video auditions (via "Acceptd" as indicated on the link above). This is the BFA in Theater and Dramatic Arts through the New School for Drama, not the Lang BA. It IS confusing! :)
  • photomom5photomom5 Registered User Posts: 809 Member
    Thank you Times3...there is a difference in the BA or BFA from the Lang program versus the BFA from the Drama school. The kids who finish their program after finishing at AMDA or CAP21 or the other schools cannot take the courses in The Drama School, they are fulfilling the general education requirements at this point. It is really a completely different program than the by audition BFA in Theatre Arts. I think the collaboration is a great joint program and a different path but a good one.
  • photomom5photomom5 Registered User Posts: 809 Member
    My son did audition at Unifieds in NYC. It was a walk in and he ended up falling in love with the program.
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