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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT KINDS OF COURSES DOES OPEN ARTS OFFER?

 

Open Arts offers undergraduate courses in Drama, Dramatic Writing, Film & Media Production, Film & Media Studies, Music Studies, Photography, and Producing Arts & Business. These classes are designed for all undergraduate students. Students outside of Tisch can take arts courses, and students currently in Tisch can take arts courses outside their chosen area of focus. We encourage all students, regardless of major, to explore our course offerings. Many of our courses have a small number of seats set aside for graduate students as well.

 

 

HOW IS OPEN ARTS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TISCH DEPARTMENTS?

 

Open Arts is not a major, Open Arts is a shared curricular space for students from all majors. Courses are designed to integrate students from all academic backgrounds in order to broaden their college experience and activate their creativity. 

Who teaches Open Arts courses?

Our faculty are working artists and teachers from all over the professional arts community who have done award-winning work in a variety of creative industries. Many teach in other Tisch departments and are eager to share their expertise with a broader NYU audience. Some of our master class courses also feature TSOA artists, scholars, and researchers in residence. 

HOW DO I TAKE OPEN ARTS CLASSES?

 

Currently matriculated NYU students may register for Open Arts classes on Albert as they would any other class. You can find our courses on the Albert course search, using the code OART-UT for undergraduate classes, and OART-GT for graduate classes.  We offer courses for credit during the January, Spring, Summer and Fall terms. We also offer non-credit courses during the January term and the Summer Sessions.

 

 

What if I am not a student?

If you are not a student, to take classes at NYU, you must first apply and be accepted as a "Visiting Student." You can find more information about the application process here. Visiting students can take courses in the Fall and/or Spring semesters, January Term, and Summer Sessions. Once accepted, they can register for classes on Albert. They can take a part-time or full-time course load.