Founding Director Robert Landy discusses the Drama Therapy program
Drama Therapy Faculty and Student Perspectives

Use your theatrical skills to improve quality of life in New York City and beyond. Drama Therapy at NYU Steinhardt prepares you to use theatre techniques to promote personal growth and wellness for individuals with mental health, cognitive, and developmental disorders. Prepare for your career as a drama therapist with:

  • A rich pool of hands-on clinical internships in the New York City area at hospitals; shelters; drug rehabilitation centers; prisons; and special facilities for the homeless, elderly, developmentally disabled, and terminally ill
  • Small classes and individualized instruction
  • Practical clinical training for case management and client treatment, including courses in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology  
  • Rigorous coursework that fulfills the academic requirements for licensure as a creative arts therapist (LCAT)
  • A program within NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts, which exposes you to a spectrum of theatre-related opportunities

Our renowned faculty are active clinicians who are experts in the fields of clinical practice, theory, and research. They will help you develop your drama skills and your passion for social justice into your life’s work.