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    Office of Admission

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor 
    New York, NY 10003 
    Phone: 212.229.5150 or 
    Fax: 212.229.5355
    [email protected]

    Program Contacts

    Prospective students with questions about Theater: Please email [email protected].

    Theater Director and Departmental Faculty Advisor
    Cecilia Rubino
    Associate Professor, Theater
    [email protected]

    Student Success Advisor for The Arts
    Brian Dudley (interim for fall 2023–spring 2024)
    Manager, BA/BFA Student Success
    [email protected]

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  • Theater at Lang is a liberal arts program that provides you with a grounding in acting, directing, and playwriting, from the classics to contemporary and experimental innovations in performance. As a scholar and artist, you examine theater as a mode of cultivating meaning, investigate the relationship between theater and social justice, and interrogate the role of theater in our current historical moment.

    • Study Options Major, Minor

    As a Theater student at Lang, you explore theater practice and scholarship through innovative approaches, including interdisciplinary and global perspectives, with an emphasis on civic engagement and social justice. The curriculum combines performance and production opportunities with seminars in theater history, theory, and dramatic literature. The program carries forward The New School's tradition of progressive education through intellectual and artistic inquiry while posing questions about today's critical issues that demand immediate attention.

    Theater students at Lang can also benefit from connections to The New School's professional dramatic arts college, the School of Drama, which offers an extensive program of performances, lectures, seminars, and conferences.

    Major requirements

    Minor requirements

    Connecting to New York City

    While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Theater students at Lang enjoy benefits including

    • A wealth of opportunities to experience theater in New York City, ranging from Broadway and Off-Broadway playhouses to experimental venues
    • Working associations with the city's theater world, including a long-standing partnership with La MaMa Experimental Theater
    • Opportunities to work directly with innovative artists, guest directors, producers, and scholars in the city
    • Civic Liberal Arts courses that bring community partners into Lang classrooms

    Career Paths

    Theater majors go on to pursue advanced studies in acting, directing, playwriting, theater arts, media studies, history, and social sciences and careers as playwrights, actors, directors, producers and educators.

    Consult our 4-Year Lang Career Pathways Map (PDF) for helpful steps and resources to link your academic journey to your future plans. If you are planning to pursue graduate studies, consider majoring in The Arts and applying to the Bachelor's-Master's program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply to both your Lang degree and a master's degree in Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research.

    Outcomes at Lang

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.