Office of Admissions & Financial Aid


Since 1965, Columbia University’s School of the Arts has offered students an unparalleled opportunity for risk-taking, uniquely combining the intellectual rigors of an urban Ivy League institution with the limitless opportunities provided by our location in New York City, one of the great cultural capitals of the world.
We invite you to become part of our exciting and diverse community of artists and arts scholars by taking the first step and interacting with our Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Answers to many of your admissions questions can be found on these pages.  If you would like to schedule a time to meet with an admissions counselor, please e-mail or call (212) 854-2134.

Financial Aid
The School of the Arts’ Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the information you need to make informed choices regarding your educational, artistic and financial future.
We believe that an education at the School of the Arts is an investment that serves as a springboard for a lifetime of personal, intellectual, and professional growth and accomplishment. We realize that the cost of this investment will require thoughtful financial planning. We are committed to helping you find ways to make this education possible throughout your program of study.  For more information, please visit the “Financing Your Degree” page.
Office of Admissions
& Financial Aid
School of the Arts
Columbia University
305 Dodge Hall, MC 1808
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-2134
Fax: (212) 854-1309


Application Deadlines
**Please note that the Fall 2015 application will not be available until October 1st, 2014**

Film MFA: December 2, 2014
Film Studies MA: February 3, 2015

Theatre MFA (Directing only): December 2, 2014
Theatre MFA (all other concentrations): January 6, 2015

Writing MFA: January 6, 2015

Visual Arts MFA: January 15, 2015

Arts Interdepartmental MFA (Sound Arts): January 15, 2015
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Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, an MA degree in Film Studies, a joint JD/MFA degree in Theatre Management & Producing, a PhD degree in Theatre History, Literature, and Theory, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts.