PLEASE NOTE: As of January 12, 2022, students in our 2-year professional training programs will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, prior to the start of classes.

On the campus

  • Students, faculty and staff will be required to complete a quick health and COVID-19 exposure survey prior to entry to campus each day, including temperature check and response to questions.
  • Plastic dividers and floor markings indicating proper distancing in common areas will be added to the campus as necessary.
  • All commonly touched campus surfaces will be cleaned with bleach dilution twice daily.
  • Mini market and vending machine areas will be supplied with disposable gloves for use when opening coolers and using self-checkout keypads.
  • Campus windows will be open as much as possible to maximize fresh air flow.
  • Classes not requiring students to work collaboratively, i.e. Film Genres, may be taught online to relieve crowding on campus.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed outside each studio and classroom.
  • HVAC will use HEPA filters, and additional HEPA filters will be placed in classes without windows.
  • Visitors to campus and alumni use of facilities will be suspended until further notice to minimize additional exposure for students.

in the event of covid-19 cases among the student population

  • If exposed students are sharing a room or suite in our residence, they will be moved to isolated housing.


  • New York Department of Health will conduct testing of student and contact tracing. We will follow DOH instructions on quarantine of affected students.


  • Students forced to quarantine will be able to join online classwork to keep up with their courses.


  • NYCDA policy requires Student Services to follow up with students who are absent from class, to keep in close contact with student and parents when a student falls ill, and to arrange for transportation and accompany students to the ER if they need to go.