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.
In 1941, Hitler was attacking Germany; the world was still in the throes of the Great Depression; and two comic geniuses released masterpieces: Charles Chaplin created The Great Dictator, a film so political that it would help get him banished from Hollywood, while Preston Sturges made Sullivan’s Travels, which extoled the virtue of pure laughter in hard times.
When the world goes to hell, is comedy a spear or a refuge?
In our Age of Orange, the role of comedy has never been more central. Jimmy Kimmel, a man no one ever considered political, salvaged health care. The New York Times began running a daily Late Night recap. Alec Baldwin’s star suddenly burned as bright as at the beginning of his career.
So where do you go when all you want is to laugh at something that isn’t making you cry? Is or isn’t this a time for fart and sex jokes?
For Tisch’s Day of Community, we've assembled a panel of both faculty and guests to discuss Comedy in the Age of Orange. On Friday, 20 October, from noon until 2 pm in the Goldberg Theatre Terry Curtis Fox and Robin Epstein shall be joined by:
And by the way – if you log into Kanopy using your NYU account, you can stream Great Dictator. Sullivan’s Travels is available for rental (and is in the 9th floor library).
-Terry Curtis Fox