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.
Visiting students and non-majors are invited to take classes during January Term, Spring at Tisch, and Summer. Earn credits towards your major or minor, build your résumé with an internship, or take classes to change careers. Come be inspired by New York City and our international sites.
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.
We offer an intensive one-year M.A. in Arts Politics and an undergraduate minor taught by internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Our program is a meeting place for arts activists whose work cannot be contained by a single discipline or motivation. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical theory and creative practice.
Our flexible curriculum allows students to develop highly individualized paths of research and professional development. Our graduates are connected to the pulse of social justice on six continents. They work as artists and scholars, curators and activists, arts administrators, educators and cultural innovators.
We provide a space for action and reflection. We push our students to think about their role in a transnational world that must contend with issues around race, class, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, and religion. Our courses examine histories of political frameworks in the arts, as well as contemporary advocacy strategies and tactics for change. Together we ask, “How do we make the world anew?”