New Faculty 2021-2022

The Tisch School of the Arts, one of the leading arts schools in the country, provides rigorous conservatory training in theater and film in the context of a great research university. Its faculty consists of award-winning artists and performers, and innovative teachers and scholars of dance, music, drama, design, film and television, new media, and art and public policy.

Assistant Professors

Julia Solomonoff

Julia Solomonoff

Julia Solomonoff is Assistant Professor and Chair of Graduate Film. An active filmmaker with a Cinematography degree from the Argentine National School of Film, she holds an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University, where she was a Fulbright grantee and graduated with honors.
 
Solomonoff’s feature films as writer/director include Hermanas (Toronto, 2005), The Last Summer of la Boyita (Cannes, San Sebastian 2009), and Nobody’s Watching (Best Actor Award, Tribeca 2017). For television, she directed two documentary series: Aerocene Pacha (Canal Encuentro, 2020) and Parana, Biography of a River (Canal Encuentro, 2010); as well the TV movie The Suitor (PBS, 2001). Her film work is included in the permanent collections at MOMA and The Shed. She is also the proud co-producer of films from Lucrecia Martel, Alejandro Landes, Julia Murat, Celina Murga, and Alessandra Sanguinetti’s The Illusion of an Everlasting Summer, which was a Sundance Documentary Grant winner in 2020. She was 1st Assistant Director on Walter Salles' The Motorcycle Diaries and has also worked with Isabel Coixet, Martin Rejtman, and Carlos Sorin.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Solomonoff served as Head of Directing at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College. She serves on the Board of MacDowell Residency and has been teaching film directing at the graduate level for a decade, starting at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, and NYU Tisch.

Associate Professors

Carl Cofield

Carl Cofield

Carl Cofield is Associate Professor of Graduate Acting. He was in the founding class of The New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida and holds a B.F.A in Theatre Performance from the University of Miami. He holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia University.

Cofield has been an esteemed actor and director in New York and regional circles for over two decades. He was appointed Associate Artistic Director of the Off-Broadway award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem in 2018 and has directed The Bacchae, Antigone, Macbeth, The Tempest, and Dutchman. He also directed the award-winning world premiere of Kemp Power’s One Night in Miami. As an actor, his work has been seen at The Manhattan Theater Club (Ruined), Berkeley Rep, Alliance, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Intiman, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Milwaukee Rep, Alabama Shakespeare, The McCarter, The Acting Company, Studio Theatre, and many others.

Prior to joining NYU, Cofield has also taught at Columbia and the New School. His honors include an N.A.A.C.P Theater Award, an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, and many AUDELCO nominations.