How To Apply

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We can't wait to meet you!

Our admissions process is the key to getting to know you as both an artist and a person.

Applying to Tisch Drama requires two actions: submitting the Common Application to NYU and participating in an artistic review. The process is outlined below.

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR YOUR ARTISTIC REVIEW

1. APPLY TO NYU

You must submit the Common Application before you can schedule an artistic review session.  

We recommend that you submit your application in advance, as fewer sessions will be available as the deadline approaches.

The deadline to schedule your artistic review is almost immediately after the Common Application deadline and is STRICTLY enforced.

As artistic reviews begin shortly after the corresponding application deadline, we encourage you to follow the recommended application deadlines below in order to secure your desired date and location:

 

COMMON APPLICATION DEADLINES

NOTIFICATION PLAN ACTUAL DEADLINE RECOMMENDED DEADLINE
Early Decision November 1 October 15
Early Decision II January 1 December 1
Regular Decision January 1 December 1
Current NYU Students March 1 February 1
External Transfers April 1 March 1

Please understand the recommended deadlines make the process easier for our applicants. NYU Undergraduate Admissions will still accept applications up until the actual deadlines.

A couple of days after you submit the Common App, you will receive an email from NYU with a personalized link to the Drama Artistic Review portal. Read STEP 2: ACCESS THE DRAMA ARTISTIC REVIEW PORTAL below for more information.

2. ACCESS THE DRAMA ARTISTIC REVIEW PORTAL

A couple of days after you submit the Common App, you will receive an email from NYU with a personalized link to the Drama Artistic Review portal. 

All candidates must access the Drama Artistic Review portal to schedule their artistic reviews and provide artistic review materials, which include:

  • photo and résumé
  • information about your monologues, songs or portfolios
  • answers to some basic questions
  • artistic review fee
  • If you are a digital applicant, you will upload a media portfolio (e.g., required videos or portfolio material) to the Drama Artistic Review portal.

An artistic review fee of $105 must be submitted along with material outlined above. If you received a Common App fee waiver or are a current NYU student, you will not be required to pay the artistic review fee.

Digital submission candidates must submit their media portfolio according to the corresponding deadlines on the Digital Submissions page. If your media portfolio is not received by the deadline listed, your artistic review will be considered incomplete, you will not be contacted for an artistic review Zoom session, and you will forfeit your application to NYU.

 

DEADLINES TO SCHEDULE

A few days after you submit the Common Application, you will receive an email from NYU with a personalized link to the Drama Artistic Review portal. You must schedule your artistic review by the deadlines below. 

 

DEADLINES TO SCHEDULE ARTISTIC REVIEW

NOTIFICATION PLAN APPLICATION DEADLINE SCHEDULING DEADLINE
Early Decision November 1 November 6
Early Decision II January 1 January 6
Regular Decision January 1 January 6
Current NYU Student March 1 March 6
External Transfer April 1 April 5

You will actually reserve a morning or afternoon artistic review session which typically lasts about 3.5 hours. The session time is your check-in time.

Failure to schedule your artistic review by the deadline will result in forfeiture of your NYU application.

 

Artistic Review Advice

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