Student Counsel >By Susan Hilferty

am sitting with a young women who is showing me what I hope are her dreams. Spread out on the table are some crude drawings. I am holding her CV in my hand when I ask her a question: "Do you go to the theatre?"

The question shouldn't come to her as a surprise. I am the chair of the Department of Design for Stage and Film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and am in terviewing the young woman as a candidate for my graduate design program. It is an intense three-year MFA program whose g

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