What will I learn?

Study with our renowned faculty in private lessons, studio/workshop classes, lecture classes, and master classes as you gain intensive performance training in voice, acting, and dance along with a full liberal arts education. You'll perform in fully staged productions under the guidance of professional directors, choreographers, conductors, and designers from Broadway and major regional theatre communities, and prepare for a career in music theatre.

Our curriculum is designed for the accomplished young singer who seeks a program that fully integrates the study of voice with the study of acting. We're committed to teaching vocal techniques that are sustainable while creating an environment that allows you to explore styles ranging from classical through musical theatre, as well as other contemporary repertoire expected of today's professional singers. You will take acting, dance, and voice training classes taught by working professionals in the industry.

You will complete a range of liberal arts core courses, including introductory study of the humanities, social sciences, science, and quantitative reasoning, as well as complete core music classes in music history, music theory, aural comprehension, and keyboard skills. You'll also have the opportunity to take elective courses in music technology, music business, and music education.

Career Preparation

You will find here a supportive community of performers who work with you and celebrate your successes. As your terminal degree experience, you’ll perform a senior recital. In addition, you will make your New York City debut in your final semester when you are presented to agents, casting directors, directors, and producers in our Graduation Showcase, a revue designed to feature the work of each student and help you make your first professional contacts in the industry.

Which department am I in?

Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$54,880.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2022


Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development

383 Lafayette Street,

New York,

10003, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 85% or higher Minimum college cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher Biology and Chemistry courses successfully completed with a grade of B or better, within a 10-year period before the student’s matriculation at NYU College of Dentistry ECE course-by-course evaluation for both high school and college transcript

For international students

Graduated with a GED or high school diploma equivalency test and have not enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Don’t have minimum score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:

100 and above on the TOEFL iBT

125 and above on the Duolingo English Test

7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic

70 and above on the PTE Academic

191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale

4.5 and above on the iTEP

Application Deadlines

Fall - November 1 (Early Decision 1); January 1 (Regular Decision and Early Decision 2)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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