A vital part of both the vibrant New York arts world and a great university, home to outstanding faculty and a community of artists from more than 30 countries, the School of the Arts is among the finest graduate art schools in the world. Your support helps the School to continue to attract the very best students and faculty, energize creativity and collaboration in film, theatre, writing, and visual art, and allow us to take our artists’ work to ever larger audiences, whether in New York or at the Sundance Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival, the Venice Biennale and across the globe.

Our goals for the School are fivefold:
  • To provide for the development of emerging artists through scholarships, project funds and travel stipends related to work production;
  • To showcase new work by students by supporting the presentation of the School’s annual Film Festival, Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition, Theatre Thesis Productions and its Writing Program Anthology;
  • To support and retain our core faculty and continue to attract the highest caliber artists/teachers to the School;
  • To incubate and present new voices, international perspectives and scholarship across the arts through the School’s public presentations and special workshops and opportunities for artists and their audiences; and
  • To continually enrich the offerings of the School through curricular, programmatic, and special travel opportunities for students and faculty
For information on donor impact at the University, including a profile of School of the Arts alumna Barbara Whitman ('05SOA) and the Whitman Fellowships she established, please click here.

For more information about how you can support the School of the Arts, please click here.

For more information on the campaign for the arts at Columbia University, please click here.

Roberta W. Albert
Associate Dean for Development
Columbia University School of the Arts
305 Dodge Hall, MC 1803
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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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.