NYU's final application deadlines to begin as a first year student for the 2021-2022 school year are November 1 (Early Decision I), January 1 (Early Decision II), and January 5 (Regular Decision).
Admission to the Tisch School of the Arts is a highly selective process. Applicants are held to rigorous academic and artistic standards, and evaluated through a two-part admissions process, which includes submitting both the Common Application and an artistic review. As Tisch is a community of storytellers, consider both parts as an opportunity to share your story — we want to know who you are, and what you care about; what you've done, and what you intend to achieve.
You can apply to the Tisch School of the Arts by using the Common Application, answering NYU-specific questions and submitting additional required materials. Learn more about the requirements and deadlines through NYU Undergraduate Admissions or by selecting one of the following:
Applicants to programs which require an audition or creative portfolio are not required to submit standardized testing for consideration, and doing so is entirely optional.
Below are details regarding each department and their artistic requirements, which we collectively refer to as the artistic review. Each artistic review is designed to gauge whether or not an applicant is going to be a good fit for the program and within the overall artistic community at Tisch.
Before reviewing the artistic requirements, here is some important general information regarding the artistic review.
Institute of Performing Arts
Intense professional training in acting, dance, musical theatre, directing and theatrical production is offered in the Institute of Performing Arts. Additionally, the Department of Performance Studies provides an innovative approach to the study of the history, theory, and practice of human performance.
Kanbar Institute of Film & Television
Tisch’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television is internationally recognized as a leader in cinema and media studies, film and television production, and writing for film, television and the stage.
Emerging Media students discover new ways to communicate as an everyday part of life, and an extension of their creative voice.