You can copy and paste your Personal Statement into the "Personal Statement" section of your application. Your personal statement must be a minimum 500 words / maximum 1500 words. The personal statement consists of parts A and B.
Part A: Answer all of the following questions , no matter which program you are applying to:
Tell us about an experience you had working as a part of a team on a collaborative project. What was your role? What did you learn from that experience? What do you feel you can contribute to a collaborative environment?
Why do you think you are prepared for this type of experience, and what do you hope to gain from it?
Why do you feel training and education are necessary to sustain a career in creative computing, filmmaking, game design, photography, recorded music, theatre, or writing?
Part B: You must also respond to the question(s) for your specific track:
Creative Computing at ITP: CANCELLED
Dance: Please provide a brief personal response to the Tisch Department of Dance mission statement presented below and answer the following question. What does dance mean to you and how can you contribute to the greater dance community? Department of Dance Mission Statement: We seek to develop and prepare fully realized dance artists to be critical thinkers, fearless leaders, and fluent performers who understand their global responsibility and the transformative power of collaboration inherent in the expansive language of dance.
Drama (Meisner Summer Intensive, New Studio Summer Music Theatre Program, Stonestreet Screen Acting Workshop, Experimental Theatre Workshop at the ETW, or Production and Design Studio): Please describe an event that happened to you on stage, in performance, or while participating in a production and what you learned from this experience.
Dramatic Writing: Describe your interest in dramatic writing and indicate if you are interested in playwriting and/or screenwriting. What do you think the role of dramatic writing is in film and theater? What is your favorite film or play? What is it about this work that engages you?
Filmmakers Workshop: Narrative: How have film and television directly influenced your life? List your five favorite films and/or television programs. For each favorite, please explain your choice. Please keep your maximum word count for this question to 650 words.
Game Design: Describe a game that you've designed yourself, what type of game was it, what was the main idea, and how did it play? If you haven't made any games of your own, describe one of your favorite games and what you like most about it.
- Photography and Imaging: What is photography and imaging? Physically describe a photograph or image that you consistently return to view, then talk about how it engages you. Outside of photography, what do you love to do?
- Recorded Music: Let's travel in time and envision what the music industry of 2025 looks like. You've just launched a new music venture. What is it? Tell us how your music venture fits into the marketplace and how it has added value to the music industry of the future.