Theatre JD/MFA Program

Through a joint-degree program with Columbia Law School, students complete the requirements for both the JD and the MFA in Theatre Management & Producing. Rather than the six years that would be required to pursue the degrees separately, the joint program allows the student to fulfill all requirements in four or five years, depending on how quickly the thesis is completed. Over four years (8 semesters), students spend two and a half years (5 semesters) based in the Law School and one and a half years (3 semesters) based in the School of the Arts. All applicants must complete separate applications and be accepted to both schools before they may be matriculated into the joint program. Candidates for the JD degree should consult with the Law School and with the School of the Arts Admissions Office before applying and should note that they must meet the separate admissions deadlines established by the School of the Arts and the Law School. For more information, please contact Steven Chaikelson, Director of the Theatre Management & Producing Concentration.

More information about the JD/MFA program can be found here.

Theatre Arts Program
601 Dodge Hall
Mail Code 1807
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-3408
Theatre Arts Program
Open House
Saturday, November 20, 11am
Schapiro Theatre
(615 W. 115th St.)


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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.