Friday, March 21, 2008

New M.A. in Applied Theatre Program at CUNY

CUNY has introduced a new M.A. program in Applied Theatre, accepting students for Fall 2008 (Applications due April 21). The Applied Theatre program focuses on applying theatre as a social and educational tool in various communities and settings. CUNY works predominantly with artists and leaders from the Creative Arts Team. A new competitor to the NYU Educational Theatre Program's Applied Theatre track.

I took an excellent Theatre of the Oppressed course with Chris Vine, Artistic & Education Director of CAT.

The Creative Arts Team emerged at NYU in the 1970s and was housed as a part of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. In 2004, the Team transitioned into a partnership with CUNY. Since then many NYU Ed Theatre students have taken M.A. courses through the CUNY CAT team--particularly on the subject of Theatre of the Oppressed. It appears as though this will no longer be an option for NYU students.

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