Juilliard Drama is dedicated to training versatile 21st-century theater artists. Our program provides a diversity of experience for undergraduate and graduate students working side by side on projects that span classic texts of Shakespeare and Chekhov to new works. An essential component of the artists’ work within the division lies at the intersection with the distinguished Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.
Juilliard Drama aims to give students valuable exposure to the professional world by creating a bridge into the profession through our Professional Studio hosted by Signature Theatre. Our distinguished faculty and rigorous professional training program have enabled our alumni to excel as artists, leaders, and global citizens. At its best, theater is a calling, an art, a craft, a political act, and a business. Drama training at Juilliard addresses all of these aspects of acting and playwriting.
ACTING (four-year program)
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Graduate: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Full tuition and stipend are provided for the final MFA year
PLAYWRITING (two-year program)
The Artist Diploma in Playwriting is a post graduate, tuition-free program for a few highly gifted emerging playwrights.
Room and board are not included, but modest stipends are provided.