Columbia University is located at 601 Dodge Hall, Manhattan, NY and offers programs in Theatre and Acting MFA. It is innovative professional graduate school that helps to shape budding and aspiring actors and other theatre enthusiasts. Tuition is $51,657 per year.
Experience is emphasized in coursework both on and off campus, and often times classes are combined so actors, playwrights and directors come together as one to work on projects as a team.
The third year is devoted to thesis productions and projects that involve all disciplines and are held in theatres throughout New York City, including the Pershing Square Signature Center, the Connolly Theatre and 3LD. Students also study the theory and history of theatre and explore related arts and other disciplines with the resources of Columbia’s exceptional graduate schools.
Many students who enroll at the school obtain internships with major New York theatre companies and other related organizations to gain working experience in the field. Guest lecturers include some of the industry’s brightest, such as Alec Baldwin, America Ferrara, Cate Blanchett, Bruce Myers and Mike Nichols. Students therefore have the opportunity to interact with real stars and gain necessary knowledge and secrets to success in acting.