No where else in the world can you find the range of disciplines in one school. Over the last 50 years as we forged new programs, built our home in New York and expanded to our global academic centers, institutes emerged. Each are built with shared values, common goals, and a priority for putting students first. The result – a place where artists and scholars create the future.
The Office of Special Programs at Tisch School of the Arts provides access to the arts. Whether you’re an NYU or visiting college student, high school student or working professional, we provide you with the introductory exposure to the performing or cinematic arts and the advanced-level training to grow your craft.
In this department artists and those working in connection to art and culture, activists, scholars, and community builders, examine the political implications and social significance of their work, and the work of other practitioners historically and today. Our curriculum integrates theory, research, practice, and analysis with rigorous political investigation and daring inventiveness. We offer an intimate, intensive one-year master’s program and an undergraduate minor.
What is the transformative nature of art? Who has power and what kind? How do we need to shift culture? How do we honor and support creative and cultural life in our multiple communities? How do we re imagine what sustainable can mean? What are the artistic and social movements that have come before and what are the tools and innovations that can help us understand, reveal, and create change today?
These are some of the intersecting questions our students and faculty address. Each question leads to others, and to intensive dialogue, listening, discovery, making, and often intervening.