King's Theater program

NYCS in Theater

Study in the center of American theater, New York City, where new plays and musicals are created, tested, and showcased and new talent is sharpened, challenged, and celebrated



Study in the center of American theater, New York City, where new plays and musicals are created, tested, and showcased and new talent is sharpened, challenged, and celebrated. Our campus is a short subway ride from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and off-off Broadway, providing opportunities for young theater artists to witness the wide range of what it means to be a professional in this competitive field. The King’s College hosts actors, directors, producers, stage managers, and agents who speak about what they do and how they do it. We also create networking opportunities with Christian theater artists in NYC who understand the transformative potential of live theater.

About the Program


NYC Semester in Theater (NYCT) is a 15-credit program. It is designed according to the course framework below.

Theater Elective Courses


Students can choose from the Theater/MCA course offering. May include optional internship for credit on a competitive basis. Course descriptions can be found in the catalog.

Fall 2021 NYCT Course Listing

Non-Theater Elective Course


Students can choose from a variety of politics, philosophy, economics, media, culture, and arts course options. Students may also choose to pursue an internship for up to three credits, depending on the requirements of their home institution. All internships are competitive, and we cannot guarantee internship placement.

College Catalog

NYCT Leadership & Speakers

King’s Theater faculty includes full-time professors and current leaders of the industry.

Chris Cragin Day

Prof. Chris Cragin Day

NYCT Director
Virginia Pike

Prof. Virginia Pike

Lecturer in Musical Theater
Misti Wills

Misti Wills

Guest Speaker, Director
Carolyn Rossi Copeland

Carolyn Rossi Copeland

Guest Speaker, Broadway Producer
Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Guest Speaker, Tony Nominated Actress
Eliza Ohman

Eliza Ohman

Guest Speaker, Dancer
Max Mclean

Max McLean

Guest Speaker, Artistic Director
Jerron Herman

Jerron Herman

Guest Speaker, Dancer
Don Chaffer

Don Chaffer

Guest Speaker, Composer and Lyricist
bruce long

Bruce Long

Broadway Producer

Hope Chavez

Artistic Producer

Plan Your Application

Consult with your academic advisor or study abroad office (or equivalent) regarding the policies and procedures in place at your institution for enrolling in a semester of study away.  They can help you determine the transferability of credits and of financial aid. Review course options with your academic advisor and the impact they will have on progress toward degree completion.

Application Requirements

Submit all transcripts
Submit Theater Resume & Cover Letter
Letter of Recommendation
For International Students
Complete Enrollment Checklist
Pay Housing Application Fee

Tuition and Housing

The cost for tuition and housing for NYC Semester students from non-partnering schools is $18,000. Please contact your Study Abroad coordinator to receive information on the significant discount received by partner school participants. NYCS students will live in student housing and become an integral part of student life at The King’s College, participating in activities such as group Bible study and corporate worship, student retreats, and campus-wide events around the city.



Application deadline: October 15, 2020
Class registration deadline: November 16, 2020
Spring classes begin: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

FALL 2021

Application deadline: March 15, 2021
Class registration deadline: Monday, March 29, 2021
Fall classes begin: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Spring 2021 Application Deadline

October 15, 2020

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

March 15, 2021

Contact Information


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