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Los Angeles, CA: Radical Pedagogies & Arts-Based Organizing

Graduate Study Abroad

The University is continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. In the event that travel is not possible, Steinhardt Global Affairs will work with faculty on a case-by-case basis to explore alternatives.

In this course, students will actively explore & analyze transformational facets of art-making in the localized context of Los Angeles, CA.

With the city’s vibrant communities & varied histories in focus, participants will be immersed in the organizational & creative worlds of activist-artists who’ve shaped the region & continue to determine its future through creative expression — from social engagement & public debate, to civic demands, direct actions, policy initiatives, & more, we’ll explore myriad perspectives on the impact & efficacy of arts-driven interventions, especially as they pertain to justice, resistance, reconciliation, & transformation.

As a 2-week intensive, this course will interrogate theatre through a wide-angle lens — homing in on its inherent interdisciplinarity & evolutionary capacity as participants critically examine both presumed & potential functions of the discipline in site-specific contexts.

Amy Cordileone

Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Theatre

Los Angeles, California

Program Dates:

January 3-16, 2022

Application Deadlines:
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Regular Deadline: November 1, 2021*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students who have:
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals with a bachelor's degree who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Relates Areas of Study:
  • Childhood Education
  • Drama Therapy
  • Educational Theatre
  • International Education
  • Performing Arts Administration

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions to apply.


Students are required to self-register for the below course per the NYU Academic Calendar for the January 2022 term:

  • MPAET-GE 2102, Section 095 (Class# 1443) - Applied Theatre II (3 credits)

Sample Syllabus Forthcoming

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.


Amy Cordileone, Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Theatre, in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

  • Steinhardt Overseas Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,826
  • Graduate Overseas Registration and Services Fees - N/A
  • Housing Fee - $900
  • Activity Fee - $350

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,076

NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2021-2022 academic year. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the January 2022 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: Kayak, Google Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online Cost of Living tools on websites such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip, among others, to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information

Global Affairs will provide information to participants on pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. Vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates.

Passport: Students must travel with a valid government-issued I.D. (e.g., NYS Driver's License) to board their flight and enter local buildings and facilities with identification requirements for entry. Students may still opt to travel with their passports as an alternative.

Visa: None required for domestic travel within the United States.

Helpful links: Center for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide (Los Angeles)

Weather:  In January, Los Angeles is generally spring-like, so a light jacket, a sweater, an umbrella are a necessity. Daily temperatures are mild averaging 68°F (20°C) during the day and 48°F (9°C) at night, and skies, for the most part, tend to be mostly clear or partly sunny. Visit The Weather Channel to learn more about local weather conditions in Los Angeles.

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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