Digital Submission

As a precautionary response to COVID-19-related restrictions, Tisch Drama will be conducting all Early Decision I, Early Decision II and Regular Decision artistic reviews digitally for the upcoming 2021 admissions cycle.

What is a digital submission?

A digital submission consists of having a conversation with your evaluator on Zoom, a free video conferencing platform, and following our digital submission guidelines specific to each discipline. Here are the basics:

  • ACTING: You will perform your monologues live on Zoom.
  • MUSICAL THEATRE: You will perform your monologues and songs live on Zoom AND upload singing videos (as a back-up) and dance videos to the Drama Artistic Review portal.
  • DIRECTING: You will upload your portfolio to the Drama Artistic Review portal AND perform your monologue as well as have a discussion about your portfolio live on Zoom.
  • PRODUCTION & DESIGN: You will upload a statement of purpose and your portfolio to the Drama Artistic Review portal AND have a discussion about your portfolio live on Zoom.

You may only participate in one artistic review as part of your application.

If internet access in your community or household is challenging, please contact Tisch Drama and we will make arrangements for you to upload videos of your monologues and speak with your evaluator over the telephone. 

How do I begin?

1

You must submit the Common Application before you can schedule an artistic review session.  

We recommend that you submit your application in advance, as fewer sessions will be available as the deadline approaches.

A couple of days after you submit the Common App, you will receive an email from NYU with a personalized link to the Drama Artistic Review portal. Read our How To Apply page to learn how to get there.

2

All candidates will access the Drama Artistic Review portal to schedule their artistic reviews and provide artistic review materials, which include:

  • photo and résumé
  • information about your monologues, songs or portfolios
  • answers to some basic questions
  • artistic review fee
  • As a digital applicant, you will upload a media portfolio (e.g., required videos or portfolio material) to the Drama Artistic Review portal.

Please review our digital submission guidelines for instructions.

3

When scheduling a digital session, you will choose a date and a 3-hour session time during which you will perform your monologue(s) and songs, if applicable, and have a brief conversation with your evaluator via Zoom, just as you would in an in-person evaluation.

At the start of the session, we will connect with you on Zoom and engage you in a group meeting with the other digital candidates in your session to answer any questions you may have. Your host from the admissions team will conduct a short informational session about the department and walk you through what the next few hours will look like. After that, the evaluator will begin to contact each candidate one by one for their individual artistic review.

Digital Submission Deadlines

Please submit your media portfolio according to the corresponding deadlines below. If your material is not received by the deadline listed, your artistic review will be considered incomplete, you will not be contacted on Zoom, and you will forfeit your application to NYU.

What do I submit?

DIGITAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ACTING

Upload your photo and résumé to the Drama Artistic Review portal, following the artistic review guidelines for the material. Please note you will be performing your monologues live on Zoom.


 
MUSICAL THEATRE

Upload your photo, résumé, two individual song videos (as a back-up), and one dance video to the Drama Artistic Review portal, following the artistic review guidelines for the material. Please note you will be performing BOTH your monologues and songs live on Zoom.


 
DIRECTING

Upload your photo, résumé, and portfolio (in PDF format) to the Drama Artistic Review portal, following the artistic review guidelines for the material. Please note you will be performing your monologue and having a discussion about your portfolio live on Zoom.


 
PRODUCTION & DESIGN

Upload your photo, résumé, statement of purpose, and portfolio (in PDF format) to the Drama Artistic Review portal, following the artistic review guidelines for the material. Please note that you will be having a discussion about your portfolio live on Zoom.

When do I submit?

We recommend you submit your application well ahead of the deadline, as sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis. There is a tight turnaround between the application deadline and the start of artistic reviews. In order to secure your desired date and to have ample time to prepare your digital submission, we encourage you to follow the recommended application deadlines.

You must complete and submit the Common Application BEFORE you will be given access to the Drama artistic review scheduler.

Your session must be scheduled by the dates below:


DEADLINES TO SCHEDULE YOUR ARTISTIC REVIEW & UPLOAD MATERIALS 

NOTIFICATION PLAN APPLICATION DEADLINE SCHEDULING & UPLOAD DEADLINE
Early Decision November 1 November 9 -
9:00 a.m. EST
Early Decision II January 1 January 8 -
9:00 a.m. EST
Regular Decision January 5 January 12 -
9:00 a.m. EST
Current NYU Student March 1 TBD
External Transfer April 1 TBD

You will actually reserve a morning or afternoon artistic review session which typically lasts about 3.5 hours. The session time is your check-in time.

 

These are final deadlines. No exceptions. If your material is not received by the deadline listed above, your artistic review will be considered incomplete, you will not complete an artistic review, and you will forfeit your application to NYU.

2021 DIGITAL ARTISTIC REVIEW DATES

Please understand you will be performing your monologue(s) and songs, if required, and having a conversation with your evaluator on Zoom. Song videos (as a back-up) and dance videos, along with Directing and P&D portfolios, must be uploaded to the Drama Artistic Review portal. Please follow our digital submission guidelines.

DIGITAL REVIEW DATES AND MATERIAL UPLOAD DEADLINES

EARLY DECISION MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: NOV 9 - 
9:00 a.m. EST
  ACTING NOV 12, 13, 16, 17
  MUSICAL THEATRE NOV 12, 13, 16-18
  DIRECTING NOV 16, 18
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN NOV 13, 19
     
EARLY DECISION II MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: JAN 8 -
9:00 a.m. EST
  ACTING JAN 11-13
  MUSICAL THEATRE
JAN 11-13
  DIRECTING JAN 19
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN JAN 8
     
REGULAR DECISION MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: JAN 12 -
9:00 a.m. EST
  ACTING JAN 14, 15, 18-22, 25-29; FEB 1-5, 8-12, 15, 16
  MUSICAL THEATRE JAN 14, 15, 18-22, 25-29; FEB 1-5, 8-12, 15-19
  DIRECTING JAN 21, 26, 28; FEB 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN JAN 11-15, 19, 20, 29; FEB 5, 12, 19
     
INTERNAL NYU TRANSFER MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: TBD
  ACTING TBD
  MUSICAL THEATRE TBD
  DIRECTING TBD
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN TBD
     
EXTERNAL TRANSFER MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED BY: TBD
  ACTING TBD
  MUSICAL THEATRE TBD
  DIRECTING TBD
  PRODUCTION & DESIGN TBD
FOR INTERNAL & EXTERNAL P&D DIGITAL CANDIDATES ONLY
You will book a placeholder date in the Drama Artistic Review Portal.
Once booked, please email Chris Jaehnig, Director of the P&D Studio, at
chris.jaehnig@nyu.edu to schedule an appointment.
Digital materials must be uploaded by the corresponding deadline shown above.