Manhattan District Arts Consortium Event

Manhattan District Arts Consortium (MDAC) is a partnership among the Principals of eight performing and visual arts high schools. We each have a unique mission for educating artists and invite you to learn more about our programs.

Live Stream Begins December 17, 2020, at 5:00 PM

Participating Schools Information


 Gramercy Arta Logo 


Gramercy Arts High School

 PPAS Logo Professional Performing Arts High School

 Repertory Company Logo 


Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts

 Talent Unlimited Logo 


Talent Unlimited High School


40 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

328 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

300 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065










Fine and Visual Arts (M66A)

Performing Arts (M66B) Capstone (M66I)

Dance (M81N)

Drama (M81J)

Vocal Music (M81K)

Musical Theatre (M81H)


Theatre Arts (M20X)

Dance (M42L)


Instrumental Music (M42P)

Vocal Music (M42K)

Musical Theatre (M42J)



* 95.4% graduation rate

* 9 AP courses

* 100% students have opportunity to perform

* Study in arts studio up to 90 minutes daily

* Participate in an arts residency

* All Students attend at least one Broadway show per year

* College Now Program

* Full time College Counselor

* Advisory Program

* 9 PSAL Sports

* Performing Arts partnerships with Broadway Bridges, Theatre Development Fund, New York Theatre Workshop, The Vineyard Theater and others.

* Visual Arts partnerships for exhibitions, learning and internships with MOMA, The Whitney Museum, New Museum, Cooper Union, Parsons, and the School of Visual Arts.

* 97% graduation rate

* 5 AP and 4 honors courses

* 100% students have opportunity to perform

* Study in professional studio spaces with professional artists at least 2 hours per day: our partners are Rosie’s Theater Kids for musical theater; Alvin Ailey for dance; National Chorale for vocal; and Waterwell Theater Company for drama. Check out their websites!

* Alumni attend the most competitive colleges, conservatories and professional companies

* 96% graduation rate

* 8 AP courses

* 20 annual class-based and auditioned performances

* Partnerships with Roundabout Theatre Company, Learning Through Expanded Arts Program, People’s Theatre Project, Red Bull Theatre and more

* 40% of seats set aside for high-need students through DOE’s Diversity in Admissions initiative

* All students attend at least one Broadway show per year

* Opportunity to take college courses through Hunter College

* Advisory program utilizing curriculum from Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

* Full-time College Counselor, one-on-one college advisement, college prep class for all 11th graders

* 97% graduation rate

* 9 AP courses

* Free college courses & credits

* 100+ performances per year

* 3 periods (144 minutes) of performing arts instruction a day

* Paid internships

* Artists-in-residence

* Daily SE & academic support

* One-on-one meetings with college counselor

* Diverse student body

* Adolescent health center




Please visit for information on our

upcoming Virtual Open Houses:


December 5 – ALL programs December 7 – SPED Program December 8 – Capstone December 9 – Performing Arts December 10 – Visual Arts


Visit and click on admissions to view a series of videos on all our programs, and updated information about the 2020-2021 audition process.


Visit information on Virtual Open Houses



for Virtual Tours, Open House videos, Admissions and Audition info-sessions, and to sign up for our Admissions mailing list

Participating Schools



 LaGuardia Arts Logo 

LaGuardia Arts

 Fashion Industries Logo 

High School for Fashion Industries

 Lower Manhattan Arts Academy Logo 

Lower Manhattan Arts Academy

 Art and Design Logo 

High School of Art and Design

Recognized as CTE School of Excellence by NYS in 2020


100 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

225 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

350 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

245 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022











Drama Technical Theater

Fine Arts

Instrumental Music Vocal Music

Fashion Design (M68L)

Art, Photography, & Graphic Design (M68J)

Business Marketing Management and Visual Merchandising (M68M) D75 Inclusion Program (M68U)


Drama Fine Arts

Music (Digital & Rock Band Instruments)

Animation (M60R)

Architectural Design(M60N) Cartooning (M60P)

Digital Photography (M60R)

Fashion Design (M60P)

Film/Video Production(M60Q) Graphic Design (M60R) Illustration (M60P)



* 99% graduation rate

* 98% college and career ready

* Pre-Conservatory & Conservatory Training in the Arts

* First New York State school approved for Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in Technical Theater

* College-level coursework including College Now Partnerships with City College and Hunter College

* 5 World Languages offered

* 20 PSAL Athletic Teams

* 100+ Student-Led Clubs

* Full-length performances and showcases usually reserved for 11/12th grade students

* School-based alumni association (Alumni & Friends)

* Prior formal training in art form not required

* 90% graduation rate

* Yale Partnership | Social Emotional Learning

* Partership with Harvard | Equity Matters

* Work based Learning

* College Now Program | College Credits

* 9 (AP) Advanced placement courses

* Public and Industry Fashion Shows

* Complete Health Center for all needs

* Advisory Board with industry partnerships such as: Adidas, Swarovski, Kleinfeld Bridal, Citizen, Saks Fifth Avenue, The International Center of Photography, Anne Klein and so much more.

* No audition necessary

* 5 AP courses

* 100% students have opportunity to perform

* Classes in your chosen arts field up to 90 minutes daily

* Monthly Broadway trips

* 16 different Boys/Girls PSAL sports teams

* Full time College Counselor

* Onsite Health Clinic

* Full Time College Advisor

* Advisory for all grades

* Full Time SAPIS Worker

* Modern States CLEP Exam preparation program

* Opened in 1936

* 94.4% graduation rate

* 92.2% college and career preparatory index

* All programs NYS CTE approved

* Social Emotional Learning support from Association to Benefit Children (ABC) and Community Revitalization Partnership (CRP).

* Extensive internship program

* 11 AP courses and College Now through CUNY Hunter. Postsecondary articulation for each major.

* Students Participate in citywide art competitions, Comicon, and art shows throughout the city.

* Annual fashion show, film festival, and Spring Arts festival

* Supportive alumni org and PTA

* Partnerships include Apollo, Manhattan Graphics, Roundabout Theater Company, Society of illustrators, Urban Arts, etc.

* 12 PSAL sports teams





Check our website for Virtual Tours, Open Houses, and Q&A Sessions


Keep an eye out for our student-led admissions initiatives to hear directly from current students on the audition/application process

Virtual Tours and Open Houses Wednesdays from 11/4 –

12/16. RSVP at


Portfolio Preparation Workshops:


Online audition open 10/15/20 – 1/10/21:

Check out our website at for information on

virtual recruitment events and links


Virtual Open House Dates: December 5 @ 2:00 PM

December 10 @ 6:00 PM

December 11 @ 2:00 PM

December 15 @ 6:00 PM


Virtual Open House available 24/7 starting November 16 on our website:


Portfolio Preparation Workshops: