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 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.

Program Tracks

Future Artists is offered as 8 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 4-May 13
Now Open November 29  

Program Dates
February 4-May 13

Full Scholarship


Application Deadline
November 29