Acting for Stage & Screen at the Open Arts Studio

We invite performers from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

Class Information

  • Spring semester only
  • OART-UT 1916 or OART-GT 2916 | 8 units
  • Class Schedule: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. M/W/F
  • This course is open to all NYU sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • Students must have at least one college-level acting course as a pre-requisite.

Class Description

Acting for the Stage and Screen is the Tisch Open Arts Studio designed for visiting students and NYU non-drama majors interested in exploring actor training in a conservatory-style environment. Through master classes in movement, voice production, games/improv, clowning and scene study, students develop a deeper understanding of the acting process and what it means to work as a creative ensemble. Under the guidance of Tisch performance faculty, students gain physical and vocal freedom and broaden their knowledge of dramatic text. On-camera acting classes help students hone their craft in front of the camera. The semester-long studio experience culminates in a final showing of ensemble performance work and scene presentations for invited guests.

Students will attend the studio 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. three days a week.

If you have enrolled in any college-level acting class or you have equivalent experience, be in touch with the Tisch Open Arts Program ( to audition for the studio. Please prepare 1 monologue, around 2 minutes in length. It should be from a play that speaks to you, one that you are excited to work on; the character should be age-appropriate. Auditions will be held in October and early November, days and times TBD.

Non-NYU students should apply to the full-time Spring at Tisch Acting Program.