No other school exists in the world like Tisch School of the Arts.
When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts.
Our breadth of excellence across the departments is unique and world-renowned. You can earn a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, MPS or PhD in a wide range of disciplines that are uniquely integrated within one school. Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, cinema studies, collaborative arts, design for stage and film, dramatic writing, film and television, game design, interactive media arts, interactive telecommunications, moving image archiving and preservation, musical theatre writing, performance studies, photography, public policy, and recorded music.
We seek out and celebrate all kind of unique voices hailing from 48 states and 39 countries. Our students undergo the most rigorous admissions process of any school at NYU. We take a lot of time to decide whom we invite into the school. Our faculty pour over academic histories, essays, portfolios, writing samples, images, and performances to identify the most intriguing people who have the urge to create, to invent, to experiment, to produce, to write, to code, to film, to analyze, to perform and TO DO...
Once you’re here, you will encounter other people like you — people who have a deep curiosity about themselves and the world around them. They will become your friends and collaborators for life. You are going to dig deeply into your discipline, but you will also get the breadth of a liberal arts education in a great research global university. This is going to prepare you for anything you want to do in your journey for life. You will be creating, YOU.