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.
Together, our faculty, staff, and students create more than 5,000 films per year.
Since 1965, our program has had a significant impact on the cultural and artistic landscape. Notable graduates include directors Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas) and Chris Columbus (Night at the Museum), editor Sally Menke (Pulp Fiction), independent filmmakers Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Joel Cohen (Fargo), directors of photography Reed Morano (Frozen River) and Ernest Dickerson (Do the Right Thing), TV writer/producers Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Emily Whitesell (Homicide: Life on the Street), documentarians Nanette Burstein (American Teen) and Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), experimental filmmaker George Von Steiner and Pixar Studios animation artists Alex Woo and Andrew Coats.
Class of 2015, His film 'Bandito' premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.