The King's College

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.

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 and who are incarnating their faith in the theater industry.

Study Theater in New York City

Home to Broadway and a thriving theater community throughout the city.

About The Program

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

Fall Semester Theater Offerings

Choose five of the following courses:

  • Dramatic Writing (3 credits)
  • Advanced Dramatic Writing (3 Credits) (Additional submission materials required.)
  • Music Theater Studio (3 Credits) (Audition tape ​or Skype audition ​required)
  • Shakespeare (3 Credits)
  • 3 Hour Producing/Theater Management Internship (3-6 Credits) (If accepted by partner organization)
  • Arts and Ideas ​of the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds ​ (3 Credits)
  • Non-Profit Management (3 Credits)
  • Theater and Society I: From the Greeks to Modern Theater (3 Credits)
  • Acting Practicum: Matthew Corozine Studio (3 credits) Students take a beginning Meisner acting class at this NYC acting studio (28 hours in studio class) with 8 additional hours of lab rehearsal at King’s. This course carries an additional fee of $350.
  • Students can also choose from a variety of politics, philosophy, economics, media, culture, and arts course options, subject to approval and availability.
Spring Semester Theater Offerings

Core:

  • The Business of NYC Theater (3 Credits)
  • Theater and Society II: Contemporary Theater (3 Credits)

Choose from the following courses:

  • Music Theater Studio (3 Credits) (Audition tape​ or Skype required)
  • 3 Hour Producing/Theater Management Internship (3 Credits) (If accepted by partner organization)
  • Arts and Ideas ​of the Modern World ​(3 Credits)
  • Acting Practicum: Matthew Corozine Studio (3 credits) Students take a beginning Meisner acting class at this NYC acting studio (28 hours in studio class) with 8 additional hours of lab rehearsal at King’s. This course carries an additional fee of $350.
  • Students can also choose from a variety of politics, philosophy, economics, media, culture, and arts course options, subject to approval and availability.
Program Leadership
Chris Cragin Day

Professor Chris Cragin-Day
Director

Chris Cragin-Day is an alumna of The Public’s EWG (The River Nun, 2009 Spotlight Series) and O’Neill National Music Theater Conference (Son of a Gun, co-writer Don and Lori Chaffer). Her play, Martin Luther on Trial, commissioned by Max McLean of Fellowship for the Performing Arts, ran Off-Bway 2017 and on National Tour 2017. Her play, A Woman, was part of 59E59th’s Summer Shorts 2017. And her play, Foster Mom, won Premiere Stage’s New Play Award and received a production there September 2017. Her musical, The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby, which played in the 2016 NYC Fringe (co-written with Don Chaffer), just finished a mid-west tour by River and Rail Theater. Her play, The Rare Biosphere, was part of  Luna Stage’s New Moon Series, and her play, Tornado, will receive a workshop production there Summer 2018. Other NYC productions: The Selfish Giant (co-writer Michael Castillejos) International Arts Movement, Son of a Gun, Joe’s Pub (Richard Rogers Award finalist), Emily, Firebone Theater at Theater Row. Chris has her BA in Theater from Oklahoma Baptist University, and her MFA in Stage Directing from Baylor University. Visit her website.

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Admissions

NYC Semester takes place in the fall and spring. 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. The standard criteria for eligibility are the completion of 30 credit hours toward a college degree and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Step 1: Apply
Step 2: Submit Official College Transcript

Applicant must send sealed official college transcript to:
Office of NYCS Admissions
The King’s College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Step 3: Submit Theater Resume

A current theater resume is required and may be uploaded when submitting application or emailed to nycsemester@tkc.edu.

Step 4: Submit Cover Letter

A cover letter is required and may be uploaded when submitting application or emailed to nycsemester@tkc.edu.

NYC Theater students should answer the following questions in their cover letter:

  • What type of internship you would be interested in and why do you feel you are qualified for this internship?
  • Are you interested in a theater administration or theater management internship during your semester in the city? If so, is there a particular organization with which you’d like to intern?
  • What are your 3 favorite plays and musicals and why?
Step 5: Submit Letter of Recommendation

Recommendation letters should be written by the student’s academic advisor or a faculty member who can attest to the student’s character and academic ability. The applicant will provide the recommender’s name and email address in the application, and the recommender will receive an automated request to submit the recommendation.

Step 6: For International Students

If you are an international student, please visit the Admissions Information for International Visiting Scholars and Students for additional admissions information.

Step 7: Complete The Enrollment Checklist

Please download the checklist for new semester students to complete it and ensure you are ready to enroll with King’s.

Investment

The cost for tuition and housing for NYC Semester students from non-partnering schools is $17,500. 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.

Calendar

SPRING 2019

  • Application deadline:  October 15, 2018
  • Class registration:  Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Spring classes begin:  Monday, January 14, 2019

FALL 2019

  • Application deadline:  March 15, 2019
  • Class registration:  Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Fall classes begin:  Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Contact Us

Questions? Email us at nycsemester@tkc.edu about the NYC Semester program and learn more.

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