Students in a dance rehearsal

Explore your talents and accelerate your skills this spring in one of eight artistics tracks at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Future Artists is a free, 14-week program for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Full-day classes and workshops take place on Saturdays throughout the spring academic semester. Choose from disciplines, including Dance, Photography, Dramatic Writing, Recorded music, and more (see below). You'll study with Tisch faculty and connect with aspiring artists like you.  

The NYU Tisch Spring Future Artists Program is a pre-college program that is FREE of charge, open to all eligible students, and centered on educational opportunities in studying in the arts with the same rigor and training offered in the undergraduate departments. It is designed for students who may not have access to other programs in their schools and/or communities and who would qualify for financial aid at NYU. It is a commuter program for students from the New York tri-state area, including Connecticut and Pennsylvania, who are able to commit to traveling to NYU each Saturday. 

How to Apply

Eligible applicants will be high school students who are currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. The application deadline for Future Artists is November 13 for the spring. Admissions materials include the following:

  • Online application form
  •  Personal statement
  • Creative résumé
  • English language proficiency test results (non-native English-speaking applicants)
  • Recommendation letter
  • Unofficial high school transcripts

Students may be contacted for additional materials, an audition, or an interview. Please visit the Tisch Special Programs website for full Future Artists admissions requirements.

Program Tracks

Future Artists is offered in 7 distinct artistic tracks. Explore the options below and apply to the track of your interest.

Student Life

Tisch Future Artists is a commuter program that meets weekly on Saturdays at NYU's New York City campus from 9 AM - 6 PM. Students train and take classes from Tisch faculty in their respective artistic tracks following first-year undergraduate curricula.

Students are expected to attend each of the weekly intensives and be able to commute to and from campus.

Schedule and Deadlines

Program Dates Application Open Deadline
February 3-May 11
Now Open November 13  

Program Dates
February 3-May 11

Full Scholarship


Application Deadline
November 13