Tisch Future Artists
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 NYU Tisch faculty and connect with aspiring artists like you.
Future Artists is for groups traditionally underrepresented in the media industry. It is a commuter program for students living in the New York tri-state area, including Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
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 29 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.
Future Artists is offered as 8 distinct artistic tracks. Explore the options below and apply to the track of your interest.
Future Dancers & Dancemakers
Future Dancers and Dancemakers is an intensive program focusing on technical dance training, choreography, and performance. The program offers professional, practical training based on the NYU Tisch undergraduate dance curriculum.
Future Dramatic Writers
Future Dramatic Writers is a highly focused, intense program for students who would like to write for film, theatre, or television. Students learn the fundamentals of dramatic structure, experiencing the same basic training that students in the NYU Tisch undergraduate dramatic writing program receive.
Future Filmmakers emphasizes personal storytelling, teaching students how to develop their personal vision and voice. Students will learn all aspects of filmmaking and how to articulate oneself creatively. Students receive hands-on training in movie-making techniques.
Future Film Scholars
Future Film Scholars is for students who are passionate about seeing, learning, and writing about film, television, and moving image cultures. This program does not include film production but instead focuses on the history, criticism, theory and cultural significance of moving images. Students will be introduced to the varieties of film practices (e.g., fiction, documentary, animation, experimental/ avant-garde, video art and new forms of digital media).
Future Game Designers
Future Game Designers will introduce students to the process of digital game development, tabletop game design, and understanding game history and the game industry. The workshop will introduce students to the methods, tools and principles used in developing digital games. There will be a focus on learning effective collaboration and communication techniques, consensus building and decision-making, and working creatively in a team.
Future Imagemakers is a digital photography program for students who are passionate about image-making, self-expression, and social justice. Students who make images, and create visual content for paper or screen-based media in a variety of context, including art, journalism, documentary, fashion or other, may be interested in the Future Imagemakers Workshop.
Future Music Moguls
The Future Music Moguls track introduces students to all aspects of the contemporary music business. The program not only helps students learn about the creative process behind making songs, but students are also exposed to the exciting behind-the-scenes business decisions that help music wind up in the ears of audiences around the world.
Future Theatre Artists
The Future Theatre Artists track provides emerging theatre artists with a variety of skills drawn from the cannon of the world masters to realize the dynamics of live theatre. The skills acquired during the exploration and developing of each artist’s unique voice will be applied to many forms of creative theatrical expression. The program helps develop the mind, body, voice and spirit of the artist in order to experience the potential influence of the live performer.
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
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February 4-May 13
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February 4-May 13