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Additional Program Requirements

The requirements below are in addition to the requirements for all Freshman applicants.

We encourage Gallatin applicants to address their specific interest in an individualized program in the Writing Supplement to the Common Application. Please also note that Gallatin does not review portfolio submissions. Instead, Gallatin applicants with an interest in the arts should use the Extracurricular Activities and Work Experience section of the Common Application to explain the depth of their involvement in the arts.

Applicants to the Polytechnic School of Engineering who choose to submit either Subject Test, AP, or IB scores, submitted exam scores must include: one literature or humanities score; one math score; and one science score.

Educational Theater
All students applying to the Educational Theatre program are required to audition. For information about this requirement, please click here.


Music

Auditions are required for all music programs. Information on audition procedures and requirements is available here.


Studio Art

A portfolio with artist statement is required for all applicants to the Studio Art Program. Detailed portfolio submission requirements and deadlines are available here at the department's web site. Please submit your portfolio directly to the department. Portfolios will not be reviewed until you have submitted all of the necessary credentials and your application for admission is complete.

 

Applicants to the Stern School of Business who choose to submit either SAT Subject Test, AP, or IB scores, submitted exam scores must include: one literature or humanities score; one math score; and a score from one test of the student's choice in any subject.

Freshman applicants to Stern must be prepared for calculus at the college level. Our most competitive applicants typically have taken an honors level Calculus course, AP Calculus (AB or BC), IB Higher Level Mathematics, or equivalent.

The application to the Tisch School of the Arts is a two-part process. Students must submit the Common Application, which includes a Writing Supplement, by their chosen application deadline of Early Decision 1, Early Decision 2 or Regular Decision. In addition, all applicants must complete an artistic review. Applicants are required to submit their portfolios by the application deadline date. If an audition is required, it is the student's responsibility to schedule their audition with the department.

Students may only apply to one department within the Tisch School of the Arts. Our Admissions Committee will not review portfolios submitted to departments other than the department indicated on the Common Application.

For complete information on the artistic review requirements for each Tisch department, please see the Tisch website.
 

Cinema Studies

A two-part creative portfolio is required. Part one is a five to ten page essay on a film, director, or any film-related topic. Part two is a one-page statement addressing three short answer questions. All portfolios must be submitted by the application deadline date.

Important: Your portfolio materials should be sent directly to the department at the address listed below:

Tisch School of the Arts

Attention: Cinema Studies Portfolio

721 Broadway, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10003-6807

Portfolios sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will not be forwarded to Tisch. For more information visit the Tisch Cinema Studies Department or call (212) 998-1600.


Dance

An audition is required for all applicants. Within 7 days of submitting your Common Application and Writing Supplement, you will receive a confirmation email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions that will include your University ID and Net ID, as well as instructions to activate and access your NYU Albert Account. Within your NYU Albert Account, click on "Application Status." Here, your will see a link for the "Artistic Review Requirement," which will direct you to the Tisch Dance audition scheduler. Use the scheduler to select a date and time for your audition.

Auditions for all freshman and transfer students will be held in New York City in December and February, as well as in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami in January. If you intend to audition in Chicago, Los Angeles, or Miami, we strongly recommend you submit an application by December 15. Transfer applicants are encouraged to apply by February 15. Early Decision auditions will be held only in New York City for Early Decision applicants – in November for Early Decision I and in January for Early Decision II.

The audition consists of a 90-minute technique class (a combination of ballet and modern dance). Those who pass this will then be asked to perform a short (two- to three-minute) solo dance in any style. A personal interview will follow.

For more information visit the Tisch Dance Department website or call (212) 998-1980.


Drama

An artistic review is required for admission. A $50 artistic review fee is required. You may book your audition as early as October 15 for ED1, ED2 and Regular decision. Artistic review dates and locations can be found here.

  1. Submit your NYU Common Application, which includes a Writing Supplement
  2. Within 7 days, you will receive an application acknowledgment email from NYU. This will include your University ID, Net ID, and access to your NYU Albert Account. Follow the steps to open your NYU Albert Account.
  3. Within NYU Albert, click on the link for application status. In your application status checklist, use the link for the artistic review requirement in the checklist. The link will direct you to the Tisch Drama audition scheduler. Note: Please wait 24-48 hours after receiving your acknowledgement email to ensure our system recognizes your University ID.
  4. Click the Get Started link and enter your information. Your last name and university ID must match what was entered on your application exactly in order to gain access.
  5. Schedule your audition date.

The artistic review consists of an audition or portfolio review and an interview depending on your departmental track of choice. Students may only audition for one track. Tracks include Acting, Musical Theater, Directing or Production and Design. Please visit the Drama website to view the requirements for each track.

For more information, including audition dates, please visit the Tisch Drama Department website or call (212) 998-1850.
 

Dramatic Writing

A three-part creative portfolio is required. All portfolios must be submitted digitally via tischddw.slideroom.com. There is a $10 submission fee through slideroom. Late portfolios will not be accepted.

The creative portfolio must include these three clearly labeled components:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Portfolio

For more detailed information about all the components of the portfolio, please visit the Dramatic Writing Department Website.

Film and Television

A four-part creative portfolio is required. All portfolios are submitted digitally via tischfilmandtv.slideroom.com. There is a $10 submission fee through Slideroom. Please view the Film & Television website for information on how to submit portfolios. Late portfolios will not be accepted.

Your portfolio must include these four clearly labeled components:

  • A one-page resume
  • Collaboration Statement
  • Dramatic Story
  • Creative Submission

For more detailed information about all of the components of the portfolio, please visit the Tisch website.

Game Design

A creative portfolio is required. All portfolios are submitted digitally via nyugamecenter.slideroom.com. There is a $10 submission fee through Slideroom. Please view the NYU Game Center website for information on how to submit portfolios. Late portfolios will not be accepted.

Your portfolio must include two components:

  • a 1-2 page personal statement. Please tell us why you want to  major in Game Design at NYU.
  • 1 creative project OR 1 critical analysis essay. The creative project can be a game you've made, examples of your visual art or design, a computer program you've written, or another creative  work. If you are submitting samples of art, design or photography, etc. please limit your submission to 3 examples. OR you may submit a 1-page critical analysis of a game you know deeply. This should be a thoughtful and insightful analysis of one or more aspects of the game.

For more detailed information about all of the components of the portfolio, please visit the NYU Game Center website.
 

Performance Studies

A two-part creative portfolio is required:

Part I: A 5-10 page double-spaced essay analyzing a performance, artwork, literary text, etc. Note that the essay should not be a review (a description of what was “good” or “bad" about the work), but rather an assessment of what you think is important or interesting about it. What makes it significant?

Part II: A one-page statement that should address the following questions:

  1. Describe an experience you have had or a practice that you have developed that you think enhances your ability to analyze and appreciate performance.
  2. What do you hope to achieve by majoring in Performance Studies?

Please submit your portfolio (after you submit your Common Application to NYU) to Noel Rodriguez, Jr. in the Tisch School of the Arts at nr22@nyu.edu using the same deadlines that correspond with the rest of your application. Do not send your portfolio to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Portfolios sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will not be forwarded to the Tisch School of the Arts.


Photography and Imaging

A three-part creative portfolio is required. All components of your portfolio must be submitted through tischphoto.slideroom.com. There is a $10 submission fee through Slideroom. All creative portfolios must be submitted by the application deadline.

The creative portfolio must include these clearly-labeled components:

  • A creative submission of 15-20 images, five to seven of these are based on a theme assigned by the department
  • Four short essay questions
  • Questionnaire

For more detailed information about the portfolio components, please visit the Tisch Photography and Imaging Department website. Late portfolios will not be accepted.


Recorded Music

A 6-part creative portfolio is required. All portfolios are submitted digitally via clivedavisinst.slideroom.com. There is a $10 submission fee through Slideroom. Please view the Recorded Music website for information regarding how to submit portfolios. Late portfolios will not be accepted.

Your creative portfolio must include the following clearly labeled components:

  • Statement of Intent
  • Creative Sample
  • Detailed statement about your creative sample
  • Artistic Resume
  • Current Professional Photograph
  • Critical Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation (to be uploaded by your recommender)

For more detailed information about all of the components of the portfolio, please visit the Tisch website.


Campus-Specific Requirements

Highly admissible applicants may be invited to participate in both informative and evaluative events and/or interviews. Participation is by invitation only, and does not signify an offer of admission. More specifically, NYU Abu Dhabi hosts a series of candidate weekends while our campus in Shanghai hosts a series of days on campus for Chinese national candidates and interviews (via video or phone) international admission candidates. Our campus in New York may invite international students to interview via video or phone.

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