Tisch Summer High School
Take your talent to the next level this summer at Tisch.
Tisch Summer High School program is an intensive 4-week program through which students recieve professional training from Tisch faculty in one of eight artistic disciplines, including Dance, Drama, Game Design, Recorded Music, and more (see below).
Program curricula for each artistic track follows the first-year undergraduate curricula at Tisch. Students work independently and collaboratively on projects and performances, and the program culminates in 4-6 college credits.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants will be high school students who are currently enrolled in the 10th or 11th grade with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
The application includes:
- Online application form
- Personal statement
- Creative résumé
- Passport (non-U.S. citizens only)
- Proof of English language proficiency (non-native English-speakers)
- Two recommendation letters
- Unofficial high school transcripts
Tisch Summer High School Residential offers seven distinct artistic tracks. Explore the options below and apply to the track of your interest.
Students focus on technical training, choreography, and performance. The four-week rigorous program provides technical practice and students create new dance compositions while learning existing repertory from established New York City-based dance artists. Newer areas of dance research, like kinesiology and dance science, are explored. Students will share their own compositions with faculty in weekly showings. Students will live in a residence hall on campus in Greenwich Village, New York City. This program culminates in six college credits.
Students receive conservatory training in one of the following schools: Atlantic Acting School, the Experimental Theatre Wing, the Meisner Studio, the New Studio on Broadway, the Stonestreet Screen Acting Studios, or in the Production and Design Studio. Students also take a weekly Introduction to New York Theatre seminar with professional actors, directors, designers, stage managers, and faculty as guests. The program will help students hone their craft and develop as a professional theatre artist.
Students will learn what it takes to be a professional writer for theatre, film, and television. Students will learn the fundamentals of dramatic structure, develop plays and screenplays in writing workshops, and present their playwriting work in the Rita and Burton Goldberg Theatre at Tisch School of the Arts. Students will live in a residence hall on campus in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Students will learn the creative and technical skills of digital game development. This intensive program covers the various skills and disciplines that are brought together in modern game development: game design, programming, visual art, animation, sound design, and writing.
Photography and Imaging
Students learn what it takes to create an image, and not just take a snapshot. The program focuses on using photo-based image-making for storytelling, communication, creative expression, personal exploration, and digital output. The course will address contemporary photographic culture and emphasize the development of individual voices and vision through assignment prompts and self-directed projects and research.
Students receive specialized training in music business entrepreneurship alongside direct instruction on the latest studio hardware to create and distribute commercially successful recordings. Students become entrepreneurs-in-training by studying how music is recorded, produced, and distributed to consumers. In addition to the technical training, students will also learn how music companies are conceptualized, created, and grown as well as how new technologies are changing the way we hear music.
Production and Design
Each week students have 28 hours of conservatory style coursework in areas such as management, scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, drafting, drawing, and painting. Students also take a weekly Introduction to New York Theatre seminar with professional actors, directors, designers, stage managers, and faculty as guests.
Tisch Summer High School is an academically and artistically rigorous program during which students take part in full-day trainings and classes Monday-Friday. Students collaborate within their own artistic tracks and with students in other tracks on projects and performances.
Students live together on campus in an NYU residence hall with the support of full-time, on-site residential staff who are available to help students and offer guidance. Students have access to University resources, including the NYU Library System and Student Health Center.
Outside of class, students can participate in a variety of on-campus activities planned just for NYU's summer high school program students and take advantage of guided trips to iconic NYC attractions, like Broadway, the Met, Yankee Stadium, and much more.
Schedule and Deadlines
|Program Dates||Application Open||
July 10-August 6
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July 10 - August 6
$13,350 (varies by track)