The Alliance for Dance At Yale
The Alliance for Dance at Yale College was established in 1998 by Sidra Bell '01 and Elana Aquino '00 to foster more appreciation for dance at Yale and to strengthen the connection between Yale and the New Haven community through dance. ADAY acts as an umbrella organization for all the extracurricular dance groups at Yale College, coordinating their efforts and advocating for the campus dance community. As part of its community outreach efforts, ADAY runs the Yale-Coop Dance Collaborative, a Yale student-led workshop-based dance afterschool program at the nearby Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School. Currently, ADAY includes 22 different dance groups.
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. In addition to its general collection of rare books and manuscripts, the library houses the Yale Collection of American Literature, the Yale Collection of German Literature, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection. The Beinecke collections afford opportunities for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medieval, Renaissance, and eighteenth-century studies, art history, photography, American studies, the history of printing, and modernism in art and literature.
The Control Group
The Control Group was founded in 2000 because some kids wanted an experimental theater company - so they founded one. By devising two to four productions and 'happenings' per year, the ensemble remains dedicated to creating pieces of theater that incorporate a variety of performance and art forms.
Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School
Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School is an arts magnet school, serving students from the Greater New Haven region. In a challenging and supportive environment, students learn the academic, artistic, and social skills necessary to become proficient and productive members of a diverse global community. The state-of-the-art campus includes a television studio, 350-seat theater with fly loft, black box theater, chorus and music rooms, 4 fully equipped computer labs, and academic facilities.
Founded in 1911, by Alexander Smith Cochran, Yale Class of 1896, the Elizabethan Club of Yale University is a private club that maintains a library and serves as a meeting place for conversation and discussion relating to literature and the arts. The Club's literary collection includes an array of rare 16th and 17th century books and artifacts, including a number of Shakespearean folios and quartos.
Elm Shakespeare Company
Founded in 1995, and located in New Haven, CT, The Elm Shakespeare Company is a professional, multicultural theatre company committed to establishing a discourse with Connecticut’s communities and schools through the medium of Shakespeare’s plays. In addition to free performances in Edgerton Park each August and performances at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville each spring, the company presents innovative educational programming throughout the year. Whether it is our long term residencies, after school programs, workshops or summer camp, the goal remains the same; to teach students, through practical application, the power of Shakespeare’s language and the magic of the theatre.
Films at the Whitney
Films at the Whitney was inaugurated in 2009 by the Whitney Humanities Center to help foster a dynamic film culture at Yale. The group supports a wide range of programming, including film conferences and festivals, special screenings and workshops with visiting filmmakers, faculty and student-organized screenings, and a host of other film-related events. Films at the Whitney frequently partners with the Film Studies Program, Film Study Center, and other student and academic organizations to bring a wide range of cinematic events to campus.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas
The mission of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas is to create an internationally renowned festival in New Haven of the highest quality with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience celebrating and building community and advancing economic development. The Festival's ambitious music, dance, and theater programs fill New Haven with renowned international stars, newly-discovered artists, and a number of U.S. and world premieres each season. The eclectic ideas program offers a mix of serious, controversial, and whimsical topics, all designed to inspire new ways of thinking. The Festival also features plenty of family-friendly events. It continues to make more than 80% of Festival events free to the public, including some of the most prestigious opera, jazz, classical, rock, folk and fusion music in the world.
The Legacy Theatre is a newly incorporated theatre company that envisions a theatre in the Shoreline area that will house a core Repertory Company committed to performing ongoing seasons of transformative theatre. Founded on the desire to showcase excellent-quality, professional theatre, not only in production value and artistic nuance, but also in thematic content and overall scope, the Legacy aims to put into practice the age-old but scarce Repertory Company. To that end, The Legacy Company is a core of professional actors who rotate among casts and directors to produce beautiful work in the community that hosts recognizable talent, switching amongst the great literature and musicals of our time. This environment sets the scene for a terrific training ground in the conservatory arm of The Legacy. The Artist Teachers from the resident company serve the theatre’s Conservatory as true apprentice theatres of old, passing on the legacy of the rich tradition of the Theatre to students of all ages.
Lewis Walpole Library
The Lewis Walpole Library is a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include significant holdings of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, and paintings, as well as important examples of the decorative arts. Housed in an historic frame house in Farmington and given to Yale by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and Annie Burr Lewis, the Lewis Walpole Library is a department of Yale University Library, open to researchers by appointment.
Long Wharf Theatre
Long Wharf Theatre is a nonprofit institution in New Haven, Connecticut, a pioneer in the not-for-profit regional theatre movement, the originator of several prominent plays, and a venue where many internationally known actors have appeared.Founded in 1965, the theatre has received numerous awards over the years, including a Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre and Pulitzer Prizes for several of its original plays. The theatre, currently led by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Interim Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, is committed to the creation of new works and the reexamination of classic plays.As of 2009, the theatre had recently staged world premieres by Craig Lucas, Paula Vogel, Athol Fugard and Anna Deavere Smith, among others. In addition, some of the nation’s leading actors, including Sam Waterston, Brian Dennehy, Judith Ivey and Anna Deavere Smith, have performed on the theatre’s stages.longwharf.org
Manuscripts and Archives
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. Resources include over 1700 collections of personal and family papers and organizational records that document history in various subject areas from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and the Yale University Archives. All members of the Yale community as well as those outside the university are welcome to use the resources and services of the department.
Opera Theatre of Yale College
OTYC is the undergraduate opera company of Yale University. As a vital part of Yale’s vibrant classical music scene since 1992, the OTYC is noted for its impeccable musical standards and innovative productions. The mission of the Opera Theatre of Yale College is to provide a forum for operatic education and performance to Yale’s undergraduate population. The OTYC works in tandem with other Yale University music organizations to foster the performance of classical music on campus. In addition to our Mainstage productions, the OTYC reaches musicians from all walks of Yale life through its popular opera scenes programs, educational outreach trips to New Haven schools, and frequent social events.
Original Shakespeare Company
The Yale College Original Shakespeare Company seeks to perform Shakespeare's plays in keeping with original Elizabethan rehearsal methods and to fuel appreciation of Shakespeare’s works on Yale's undergraduate campus. Working from First Folio cue-scripts, actors rehearse as an ensemble and memorize their texts individually, never rehearsing the actual play until the opening performance. Past productions include a cue-script production of Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet.
The Purple Crayon of Yale
The Purple Crayon is an improvisational comedy group made up of undergraduates at Yale University. Founded in 1985, the troupe has been performing for audiences young and old ever since. Dedicated to pushing limits and experimenting with improv, Purple Crayon performs a wide variety of formats, usually in a long form style. Since their shows vary quite a bit (and obviously aren’t planned in advance), they at any time might feature recurring characters, musical improv, extended storylines, weird noises/physicality, or kitchen cabinets (mimed). Purple Crayon performs dozens of shows each year both on-campus and off, and while based in New Haven, Connecticut, the group travels throughout the Northeast to perform and run workshops at schools, corporations, and comedy festivals.
Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater
With the visionary support of Theodore Shen '66, the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater was established at Yale in 2006. A range of courses examines the American musical theater as a significant and evolving art form reflective of American culture, history, mores, and aesthetics. Most courses are jointly offered by the Department of Music and the Theater Studies Program. Composition, history, lyric writing, libretto writing, and performance courses complement those in music theory, music history, dramatic theory, and dramatic history. Shen faculty members are scholars and professional composers, directors, lyricists, librettists, directors, and performers. The curriculum is administered by Department of Music, with some courses cross-listed by Theater Studies and/or the Yale School of Drama.
Teeth Slam Poets
Teeth Slam Poets, also known as "Teeth," is the only slam poetry team at Yale. Teeth works to promote appreciation for the slam genre, encourage artistic expression, and foster new artists. The organization’s priority is to increase awareness of slam poetry at Yale. To this end, poets organize and perform in slams (poetry competitions) and showcases (non-competitive poetry shows) on campus. Teeth also hosts slams and workshops in the greater New Haven area, and Teeth’s traveling team competes in slams all over the country.
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Whitney Humanities Center
The Whitney Humanities Center is an interdisciplinary institution that reflects Yale University’s longstanding commitment to the humanities. The Whitney promotes research and scholarly exchange across fields and is especially committed to supporting the activities of faculty and students whose work transcends departmental boundaries. The Whitney is also home to the Humanities Program, an interdisciplinary council of scholars from eleven departments responsible for two of Yale’s most prestigious interdepartmental undergraduate programs: Directed Studies and the Humanities major.
Beyond this, the Whitney hosts a wide array of events, from international symposia and lectures to screenings, festivals, conferences, workshops, and visits by distinguished filmmakers sponsored throughout the year by Films at the Whitney.
Yale American Studies Program
The American Studies program examines, from several perspectives, the development and expressions of a national culture and myriad subcultures, as well as borderland and diasporic cultures. By means of a combination of foundational lecture courses, core seminars, American Studies courses, and courses from relevant disciplines (literature, history, the arts, and the social or behavioral sciences), students in the American Studies program explore diverse aspects of the American experience locally, nationally, and globally. Each student chooses one of five areas of concentration: national formations; the international United States; material cultures and built environments; politics and American communities; and visual, audio, literary, and performance cultures.
For more than 40 years, the Yale Cabaret has been the home of cutting-edge theater at Yale University. The productions, which change on a weekly basis, reflect the passion and diversity of the graduate students at the Yale School of Drama.
Yale Center for British Art
Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929)‚ the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings‚ sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts reflects the development of British art‚ life‚ and thought from the Elizabethan period onward. The Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and educational programs‚ including films‚ concerts‚ lectures‚ tours‚ and special events. It also provides numerous opportunities for scholarly research‚ such as residential fellowships. Academic resources of the Center include the Reference Library and Photo Archive‚ Conservation Laboratory‚ and Study Room for examining works on paper. An affiliated institution in London‚ the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art‚ awards grants and fellowships‚ publishes academic titles‚ and sponsors Yale’s only credit-granting undergraduate study abroad program‚ Yale-in-London.
Yale Children's Theater
Yale Children's Theater, an undergraduate organization, is a group of Yale students devoted to teaching, entertaining, and engaging kids with the dramatic arts. The ensemble produces four student-written shows a year, offers drama workshops for local kids, and performs throughout the greater New Haven community.
Yale College Dean's Office
The Yale College Dean's Office (YCDO) is the administrative center of Yale College. Offices in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS) house the dean, the associate and assistant deans, and their managerial and clerical staffs. The YCDO is charged by the corporation to administer the undergraduate academic course of study and a variety of special educational programs such as Directed Studies, the Writing Center, Perspectives on Science, the Special Divisional Majors, the Academic Mentorship Program, Yale College Tutoring, and the Mathematics and Science Tutoring Program. The office is responsible for determining policies concerning student life, discipline, and extracurricular activities. It is also in charge of registering and overseeing all undergraduate organizations, and supervising the four cultural centers. The Dean's Office supervises the deans of the twelve colleges and works in close collaboration with college masters. Finally, the Executive Committee is administered from within the Dean's Office.
Yale Collegium Musicum
The Yale Collegium Musicum and Collegium Players, directed by Robert Mealy and Grant Herreid, are dedicated to the historically informed performance of music. The group was founded in the 1940s by Paul Hindemith as one of the first ensembles in the United States devoted to early music. Sponsored by the Department of Music and Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and supported by the Friends of Music at Yale, the Collegium is open to all members of the Yale community.
Yale Department of English
For more than a century, English at Yale has been an important force in the academic study of literature and a key part of Yale’s educational mission. The Department teaches the majority of freshmen in Yale College, graduates more than 100 majors in every Yale class, and trains PhDs in English, who become scholars and teachers of literature. Over the decades Yale English PhDs have gone on to leadership positions throughout the academic profession. Intellectual range and conceptual innovation characterize the history of influential books that have emerged from Yale English. The Department today represents a wide variety of scholarly and critical approaches to the study of Anglophone literature and literary history.
Yale Department of Italian Language and Literature
Yale’s Department of Italian offers the Ph.D. in Italian literature with wider methodological concerns and discourses, such as history, rhetoric and critical theories, comparison with other literatures, the figurative arts, religious and philosophical studies, medieval, Renaissance, and modern studies, and the contemporary state of Italian writing. At the undergraduate level, the Department of Italian has two distinct missions: to provide instruction in the Italian language at all levels of competence, and to lead students to a broad appreciation and deep understanding of the literature and culture of Italy. The major in Italian is a liberal arts major designed to explore Italy’s vital role in the development of the humanistic values and disciplines that have infused Western culture over several centuries. Central to the major in Italian is the conviction that study of another language yields the important benefit of enlightening students about their own culture while instructing them about a foreign one. Core courses provide students with a solid linguistic, literary, and historical background in Italian.
Yale Department of Music
The Department of Music is the home of scholars and students who continue a tradition of study stretching back to the ancient world. One of the seven original liberal arts, music maintains a place in the university as a subject of broad and passionate interest to composers, historians, ethnomusicologists, performers, and theorists. At Yale, all of these form a community dedicated to furthering a knowledge and love of music. Using the abundant musical resources at Yale—which include graduate professional schools of Music, Art, and Drama, an Institute for Sacred Music, a renowned collection of historical instruments, and an exceptionally large library of scores, recordings, books, and original manuscripts—the Department of Music provides an extraordinarily rich musical environment.
Yale Dramatic Association
The Yale DRAMAT is the second oldest college theatre association in the country and the largest undergraduate theatre organization at Yale. Its membership numbers over one hundred students, who annually elect a nine-member Executive Board. From the day of its first meeting on February 2, 1900, the Yale Dramatic Association has been dedicated to producing high quality drama at Yale, offering a unique opportunity for Yale students to work with professional directors, designers, and choreographers in the best-equipped theatre facilities on campus. The DRAMAT produces seven shows a year: three Experimental Shows, Spring and Fall Mainstages, the Freshman Show, and the Commencement Musical.
The DRAMAT has presented American premieres of Camus' Caligula, de Ghellerhode's The Death of Doctor Faust, Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, and Bond's The Woman, as well as the English language premiere of Eugene Ionesco's Hunger and Thirst. Original works by Yale undergraduates are also a DRAMAT tradition, whose earliest contributors were Cole Porter '13, Stephen Vincent Benet '19, and Thornton Wilder '20.
Yale Drama Coalition
The Yale Drama Coalition (YDC) was founded in 1999 to foster a union of student voices impassioned by theater at Yale. The YDC seeks to foster communication and collaboration within the undergraduate theater community, between extra-curricular theater at Yale and the Theater Studies department, and between the Yale student body and the larger New Haven community. The YDC offers the means, in the form of the YDC board, through which students can actively engage in work on year-long projects to better theatrical life on campus. The board consists of a president, secretary, treasurer, and several members who act as project coordinators. Elections of board members are held at the beginning of spring semesters. The organization has an open membership and welcomes input and participation from all interested Yale students. Roughly 250 undergraduates will be actively involved with YDC activities.
Yale Film Society
The Yale Film Society is a student-run organization devoted to promoting film culture at Yale, bringing students, faculty, and prominent members of the film community together to discuss and experience film. Events include: special guests, screenings, sneak previews, and discussions.
Yale Film Studies Program
Film Studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the history, theory, and criticism of cinema and other moving image media. Undergraduates can major in Film Studies while graduate students can pursue a Film Studies Ph.D. in conjunction with another department. Courses examine cinema's role as a unique art form that now spans three centuries and the contributions of moving image media as practices of enduring cultural and social significance. The program draws on courses from a number of disciplines and departments including American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Comparative Literature, English, French, German, History, History of Art, Italian, Slavic, Sociology, and Theater Studies.
Yale Film Study Center
The Yale Film Study Center (FSC) is committed to the preservation of, and access to, resources for the scholarly study and appreciation of cinema. Activities include managing a continually expanding collection of films in most celluloid, video and digital formats. The collection comprises over 17,000 DVDs, 6,500 VHS tapes, 640 laser discs, 3,500 16mm prints and 500 films on 35mm. The Film Study Center also facilitates exhibition of films in two state-of-the-art screening facilities on the Yale campus, and offers on-site viewing in two classrooms and 12 individual viewing booths.
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Yale Law School
One of the world’s premier law schools, Yale Law offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service.
Yale Law School is unique in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished deans and faculty members at law schools across the country and the world, industry CEOs and corporate counsels, founders of nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities, entrepreneurs, government servants, and members of the judiciary. Among the School’s graduates are U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices, and among its far-reaching projects, the Information Society Project and the China Law Center.
Yale Repertory Theatre
Yale Repertory Theatre is a leading professional American theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audiences.
A champion of new work, Yale Rep has produced well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights, brought to thrilling life by the theatre's most daring directors, innovative designers, and celebrated actors. Eleven Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, and countless other plays first produced at Yale Rep have been presented at theatres across the country. Our productions have garnered more than 40 Tony Award® nominations and eight Tony Awards, and Yale Rep itself is the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.
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Yale School of Drama
Yale School of Drama is a graduate professional conservatory for theatre training in every discipline of the art form: acting, design (sets, costumes, lighting, projection, and sound), directing, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, playwriting, stage management, technical design and production, and theater management.
The School operates in unique partnership with the Tony Award-winning Yale Repertory Theatre. Faculty are distinguished for both professional accomplishments and dedication to teaching; students are admitted based on talent and potential for a career in the professional theatre. Graduates of the School are known for their accomplishments on the stage, in film and television, and a variety of other creative fields.
Yale School of Medicine
Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine is a world-renowned center for biomedical research, education and advanced health care. Among its 28 departments are one of the nation’s oldest schools of public health and the internationally recognized Child Study Center. Its Yale Cancer Center is one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The School of Medicine consistently ranks among the handful of leading recipients of research funding from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations supporting the biomedical sciences, and belongs to medical organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC).
Yale School of Music
For more than a century, Yale's School of Music has nurtured generations of successful performers, composers, and cultural leaders. One of the leading professional music schools in the world, SOM seeks students of extraordinary musical talent to pursue their advanced studies with a distinguished faculty of performers and scholars. Throughout the year, members of the School of Music present a wide array of concerts and performances for the Yale and New Haven communities.
Yale Sustainable Food Project
By gathering people around shared food, shared work, and shared inquiry, the Yale Sustainable Food Project fosters a culture that draws meaning and pleasure from the connections among people, land, and food. The Sustainable Food Project manages an organic farm on campus, runs diverse programs that support exploration and academic inquiry related to food and agriculture, and collaborates on a sustainable dining program at Yale. By creating opportunities for students to experience food, agriculture, and sustainability as integral parts of their education and everyday life, the Sustainable Food Project ensures that Yale graduates have the capacity to effect meaningful change as individuals and as leaders in their communities, their homes, and their life’s work.
Yale Theater Studies Program
As a branch of the humanities and as a complex cultural practice, theater claims a rich history and literature and an equally rich repertoire of embodied knowledge and theory. Theater Studies emphasizes the reciprocal relationship between practice and scholarly study. The major combines practical training with theory and history, while stressing creative critical thinking. Students are encouraged to engage intellectual and physical approaches to explore diverse cultural forms, historical traditions, and contemporary life.
The study of theater is interdisciplinary in scope and global in perspective. Students are expected to take courses in cognate disciplines such as history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, film, art, literature, and foreign languages. Faculty members are affiliated with a range of departments; their diverse expertise lends breadth and depth to course offerings and enables students to devise a course of study reflective of their developing interests.
Yale Undergraduate Ballet Company
The Yale Undergraduate Ballet Company, founded in Spring 2011, provides Yale students with the opportunity to further their classical ballet technique, and to perform and choreograph in the classical idiom.
Yale University Art Gallery
The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. Free and offering a wide range of rotating and visiting exhibitions, the Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organized exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.