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Learn to write, direct, shoot, and edit your own films at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

The emphasis of the Online High School Filmmakers Workshops is storytelling through visual language. Through online courses and skill-building projects, high school students develop their writing, directing, shooting, and editing skills as they produce a variety of short films.

Students deliver a crew-based documentary, a crew-based music video, three technical assignments, and a final narrative film. This online workshop is delivered through an asynchronous model, with pre-recorded video lectures and modules. Students watch the videos at their own pace and complete daily and/or weekly assignments. Students will schedule real-time video meetings with their instructor and film crew.

This workshop is open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and culminates in four college credits. This workshop is offered in the spring, summer, and fall.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants will be high school students currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 

Admissions materials include the following:

  • Online application form
  • Personal statement
  • Creative résumé
  • English language proficiency test results (non-native English-speaking applicants) 
  • Official high school transcripts
  • $75 non-refundable application fee

Please visit the Tisch Special Programs website for full Online High School Filmmakers Workshop admissions requirements and eligibility.

Who You'll Study With

Schedule and Deadlines

Program Dates
App. Deadline
Fall October-December
Spring Feb - April  January
Summer July 9 - August 4 May 12


Program Dates

July 9 - August 4



Application Deadline
Summer Session Deadline: May 12

Visit Program Website to Apply