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Introduction

About

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.

The school

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, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen & television, preservation, recorded music, photography, interactive media, games, and public policy.

The students

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 pours 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 deep 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.

The faculty

Our faculty are renowned professional artists and scholars, who have committed their careers to provide hands-on training. This guarantees your education will always be relevant to your field. You will find that they understand what you need to know because they are doing it themselves. They share your passion, and they will steer you to becoming masters of your discipline. They will also follow your careers and be your resources in a Tisch worldwide network for years to come.

New York City

Our home base is New York City, and what a great city it is! The city will become the set for your first movie or photograph. You’ll train at one of the professional actors’ studios uptown. The sounds of the streets will inspire your music. You’ll move across the bridge to attend a class at the Game Center in Brooklyn. You can intern in the best organizations in the country. And the unsurpassable cultural life of New York will supplement your education in a way that is unmatchable. From the streets to the parks, to the world-class institutions here, this entire great city is your college campus.

Washington Square & The World

We have the distinct privilege of being part of NYU — this diverse, global university that thrives in great cities. You can join clubs, be an athlete, and take courses that complement and broaden your interests.

You can also learn about cultures around the global network university. You should study away at NYU’s other campuses in Abu Dhabi, Shanghai or at the other global academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Washington D.C.


Our alumni

There’s one more network you will become a part of — our Tisch alumni network. They will become an important part of your professional life. The great news is that they are everywhere, and they are doing everything. There are more than 25,000 other Tisch alumni working diligently in the arts and related professions. In so many ways, they are influencing the world around them. It is no secret that some have earned great fame, and there are countless stories of success in the ways our alumni are invigorating and changing communities around the globe.

During the next 50 years, Tisch alumni and faculty will continue to be the leading creative forces for innovation. In a world that needs less destruction and more creation, Tisch is where a bright future begins. We hope you will join us!


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Programs

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MA

Master in Performance Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA New York

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the analysis and study of cultural enactments of all kinds, and to understand how they can produce meaningful change. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, cultural studies and other intersectional modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, Performance Studies offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to explore and think critically about the world-making power of performance in theater, performance art, dance, sound/music, visual and installation art, activism, and online, as well as in the performance of 'everyday life'. [+]

Overview

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the analysis and study of cultural enactments of all kinds, and to understand how they can produce meaningful change. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, cultural studies and other intersectional modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, Performance Studies offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to explore and think critically about the world-making power of performance in theater, performance art, dance, sound/music, visual and installation art, activism, and online, as well as in the performance of 'everyday life'.... [-]


Masters in Arts Politics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA New York

Our MA offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical theory and creative practice. We provide a one of a kind encounter with activists, artists, cultural policymakers, and theorists from diverse disciplines and interests. [+]

Our MA offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical theory and creative practice. We provide a one of a kind encounter with activists, artists, cultural policymakers, and theorists from diverse disciplines and interests.

Core faculty members include Ella Shohat, Hentyle Yapp, Karen Finley, Kathy Engel, Laura Harris, Pato Hebert and Sheril Antonio. Recent visiting and adjunct faculty include Anna Deavere Smith, Alfredo Jaar, Oskar Eustis, Nathalie Handal, Marta Moreno Vega, Grace Aneiza Ali and Adonis Volanakis.

Students take four core courses inside the Department of Art & Public Policy plus multiple electives throughout a major research university located in the heart of New York City. Our flexible curriculum allows MA students to develop highly individualized paths of research and professional development.... [-]


Master

M.P.S. (Master of Professional Studies) in Interactive Telecommunications

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA New York

ITP does not train people for their first jobs after graduation. We train people for their last jobs. [+]

Overview

ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people's lives.

ITP does not train people for their first jobs after graduation. We train people for their last jobs.

We don’t focus on just teaching technical skills — there are other programs for that. Instead, we focus on critical thinking, creative exploration, and the ability to learn how to learn. We embrace failure — as long as you learn from it. ITP is sometimes described as an art school for engineers and at the same time an engineering school for artists. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Game Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA New York

The NYU Game Center MFA is a 2-year Master of Fine Arts degree in Game Design. Located within NYU’s famous Tisch School of the Arts, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other forms of art, media, and culture. [+]

Overview

The NYU Game Center is dedicated to the exploration of games as a cultural form and game design as a creative practice. Our approach to the study of games is based on a simple idea: games matter.

We train the next generation of game designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and critics, to advance the field of games by creating a context for advanced scholarship and groundbreaking work.

The NYU Game Center MFA is an intensive creative environment. As a student, at any given moment you will be creating one or more game projects, from small prototypes to a large-scale thesis. At the same time, you will also be involved in analysis and discussion, from critiquing the work of other students to in-depth research on an original topic. And there will also be plenty of game playing too- our game library contains thousands of digital and non-digital games. Play, creation, and analysis complement and inform each other to create a unique educational experience.... [-]


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