Digital Submission

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For those who cannot attend an in-person artistic review

What is a digital submission?

We encourage an in-person artistic review, but we understand that we have applicants from all over the country and all over the world who may not be able to travel to one of our regional artistic review locations.

A digital submission consists of having a conversation with your evaluator on Zoom, a free video conferencing platform, and following our digital submission guidelines specific to each discipline. Here are the basics:

  • ACTING: You will perform your monologues live on Zoom.
  • MUSICAL THEATRE: You will perform your monologues live on Zoom AND upload singing and dance videos to the Drama Artistic Review portal.
  • DIRECTING: You will perform your monologue live on Zoom AND upload your portfolio to the Drama Artistic Review portal.
  • PRODUCTION & DESIGN: You will upload a statement of purpose and your portfolio to the Drama Artistic Review portal.

Digital submissions are considered just as seriously as in-person artistic reviews and the same team of evaluators reviews our digital candidates.  

You may only participate in one artistic review as part of your application.

If internet access in your community or household is challenging, please contact Tisch Drama and we will make arrangements for you to upload videos of your monologues and speak with your evaluator over the telephone. 

How do I begin?

1

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.

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 our How To Apply page to learn how to get there.

2

All candidates will 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
  • As a digital applicant, you will upload a media portfolio (e.g., required videos or portfolio material) to the Drama Artistic Review portal.

Please review our digital submission guidelines for instructions.

3

When scheduling a digital session, you will choose a date and a 3-hour session time during which you will perform your monologue(s), if applicable, and have a brief conversation with your evaluator via Zoom, just as you would in an in-person evaluation.

At the start of the session, we will connect with you on Zoom and engage you in a group meeting with the other digital candidates in your session to answer any questions you may have. Once the group has watched a brief informational video about the department, the evaluator will begin to contact each candidate one by one for their individual artistic review.

Digital Submission Deadlines

Please submit your media portfolio according to the corresponding deadlines below. If your material is not received by the deadline listed, your artistic review will be considered incomplete, you will not be contacted on Zoom, and you will forfeit your application to NYU.

What do I submit?

DIGITAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ACTING

Upload your photo and résumé to the Drama Artistic Review portal, following the artistic review guidelines for the material. Please note you will be performing your monologues live on Zoom.


 
MUSICAL THEATRE

Upload your photo, résumé, two individual song videos, and one dance video to the Drama Artistic Review portal, following the artistic review guidelines for the material. Please note you will be performing your monologues live on Zoom.


 
DIRECTING

Upload your photo, résumé, and portfolio (in PDF format) to the Drama Artistic Review portal, following the artistic review guidelines for the material. Please note you will be performing your monologue live on Zoom.


 
PRODUCTION & DESIGN

Upload your photo, résumé, statement of purpose, and portfolio (in PDF format) to the Drama Artistic Review portal, following the artistic review guidelines for the material.

When do I submit?

We recommend you submit your application well ahead of the deadline, as sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis. There is a tight turnaround between the application deadline and the start of artistic reviews. In order to secure your desired date and to have ample time to prepare your digital submission, we encourage you to follow the recommended application deadlines.

You must complete and submit the Common Application BEFORE you will be given access to the Drama artistic review scheduler.

Your artistic review materials must be uploaded and your session must be scheduled by the dates below:


DEADLINES TO SCHEDULE ARTISTIC REVIEW AND UPLOAD MATERIALS

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.

 

These are final deadlines. No exceptions. If your material is not received by the deadline listed above, your artistic review will be considered incomplete and you will forfeit your application to NYU.

2019 DIGITAL ARTISTIC REVIEW DATES

Please understand you will ONLY be performing your monologue(s), if required, and having a conversation with your evaluator on Zoom. Song and dance videos, along with Directing and P&D portfolios, must be uploaded to the Drama Artistic Review portal. Please follow our digital submission guidelines.

DIGITAL REVIEW DATES AND MATERIAL UPLOAD DEADLINES

EARLY DECISION MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: NOV 11
  ACTING NOV 12, 14-16
  MUSICAL THEATRE NOV 12-13
  DIRECTING NOV 15
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN NOV 14
     
EARLY DECISION II MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: JAN 13
  ACTING JAN 16-18
  MUSICAL THEATRE
JAN 14-15
  DIRECTING JAN 22
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN JAN 7
     
REGULAR DECISION MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: JAN 20
  ACTING FEB 7-20
  MUSICAL THEATRE JAN 28-FEB 7
  DIRECTING JAN 29, FEB 5,12, 19
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN JAN 14-16, 23-24
     
INTERNAL NYU TRANSFER MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: MAR 11
  ACTING MAR 14
  MUSICAL THEATRE MAR 14
  DIRECTING MAR 12
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN BY APPT
     
EXTERNAL TRANSFER MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: APR 9
  ACTING APR 8-9
  MUSICAL THEATRE APR 10
  DIRECTING APR 10
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN BY APPT
FOR INTERNAL & EXTERNAL P&D DIGITAL CANDIDATES ONLY
You will book a placeholder date in the Drama Artistic Review Portal.
Once booked, please email Chris Jaehnig, Director of the P&D Studio, at
chris.jaehnig@nyu.edu to schedule an appointment.
Digital materials must be uploaded by the corresponding deadline shown above.