Develop Research Skills and Focus Your Studies on Drama Therapy
Deepen your understanding of drama therapy and become a competent researcher in the field. There are three options for doctoral study in drama therapy at NYU.
Prepare for a fulfilling academic career in research and teaching in the rehabilitation sciences through interdisciplinary study across health fields.
Conduct cutting-edge and innovative research that addresses the most pressing questions in the cultural and educational arenas of theatre.
Prepare for roles such as principal, curriculum developer, and policy analyst in this practice-based doctorate with an emphasis on arts-based research methods.
News and Events
NYU Steinhardt Launches Research Initiative in Collaboration with the World Health Organization and the Museum of Modern Art, September 20-21.
Our annual alumni gathering: reconnect with your community, hear updates from the program, and experience a Listening Hour hosted by alums and friends of the program.
Please join us to learn more about the Drama Therapy Master's program curriculum, application process, student life and more.
A BIPOC Team of Theater Artists and Therapists Examine Underrepresented Legacies of Trauma, August 27-29
Members of the International Research Alliance in the NYU CAT Consortium publish new open-access article on how the creative arts therapies facilitate psychological change.
Faculty will support the development of interdisciplinary research and educational initiatives to improve the health and well-being of the oldest segment of our human population.
"Aesthetic Presence": The Importance of the Arts in the Education of Creative Arts Therapists Online
Dr. Sajnani, Christine Mayor, and Heather Tillberg-Webb published a new article on the role of the arts in the training of arts therapists.
The award is presented to graduating graduate students in recognition of extraordinary service, exhibiting the value of strong leadership in school activities.
"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."
Dr. Sajnani organized a special issue of Drama Therapy Review related to drama therapy, technology, and new media.
NYU Steinhardt’s Drama Therapy Program To Host Therapeutic Theatre Festival for Care Providers, May 1-3
The Drama Therapy program will host a therapeutic theatre festival called, "Drama Therapists @ Home" from May 1-3. The event will feature creative performances, followed by breakout sessions where care providers can reflect on the themes showcased in the performances.
The program worked with members of Penn South to perform a special adaptation of the hit Broadway musical.
Dr. Nisha Sajnani was invited by Christopher Bailey, Chair of the Arts and Health working group of the World Health Organization, to bring a drama therapy delegation to a special session of the 12th UN Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT, is an associate professor at NYU Steinhardt and the director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Drama Therapy Program.
The North American Drama Therapy Association has awarded Dr. Nisha Sajnani, director the Drama Therapy program, the Gertrud Schattner Award, the highest honor that the organization bestows.