Tisch Drama is dedicated to giving you the artistic and intellectual know-how for a successful life in the performing arts and beyond.
What makes Tisch Drama unique? Our undergraduate program matches rigorous conservatory training with a broad and empowering academic curriculum. We’re preparing our students to reinvent the fields they enter by building upon the creative and intellectual assets of NYU, the incomparable cultural resources of New York City, and a rich schedule of productions led by internationally recognized faculty and theatre artists. The training at Tisch Drama enables our students to impact the performing arts field and beyond—applying skills across multiple industries and disciplines.
At Tisch Drama, our studio system exposes students to different approaches to acting, music theatre, production, design, theatrical management, and directing. By exploring various creative techniques instead of a prescribed, regimented program, we're confident you’ll develop an individual way of working that suits you best. To enrich students' studio training, we place equal emphasis on an expansive Theatre Studies curriculum and general education courses in the humanities and sciences.
At Tisch Drama, we train thinking artists who have the skills to ask questions, find answers, tell stories, and engage with all kinds of collaborators—creatively, intellectually, and professionally.
Tisch Drama taught me how important it is to be an artist, not just a performer. I learned how to collaborate and be part of a creative community that inspired patience and perseverance.
Ali Stroker '09
2019 Tony Award winner