Our Graduates Are on the Move
When students graduate from Tisch Drama, they join a diverse, accomplished, collaborative community that reflects the next generation of artists and leaders in the field. Graduates go on to build successful careers across artistic disciplines—not only as actors, but also as writers, managers, designers, directors, producers, educators, and more. The department’s unique combination of rigorous studio training with comprehensive academic study ensures that students develop key transferable skills, qualifying them to excel in a myriad of professional roles.
From first-year orientation to commencement, and beyond, the department supports its students and alumni, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and personal connections to build robust, sustainable careers.
Several of our graduates who have found success in their careers have returned to their alma mater to help guide the next generation of artists. In collaboration with these alumni, the department offers courses bridging the academic and professional worlds, taught by leading professionals fully engaged in their craft. These are called Labs which strive to provide three key pillars—connection to the professional field, opportunity to develop a piece of work that could be presented outside of the academic sphere, and career relevance in a specific areas or topic.
Exploring Technology in the Arts
Made possible by a generous donation from alumnus Brendan Bradley '05, the innovation lab serves as a think tank for artists and thought-leaders across the University. Taught by leading professionals in the field, the 4-credit course aims to introduce students to the latest forms of technology as they develop work in live performance. The course offers students opportunities to collaborate with companies and technologists who demonstrate new tools and processes exploring the intersection between performing arts and technology. Technologies include virtual reality, motion capture, projection mapping, holograms, and more.
On making your own work
The Nine Muses Lab offers a bridge from academic work to professional work. Founder of Nine Muses Entertainment, Tisch Drama alumna Bryce Dallas Howard '20 leads the course with an emphasis on how to take your own large scale original idea from idea to fully created project. The courses focus on how to develop their own artistic practice as a multi-hyphenate artist and taking steps to a media-based project that students can use to further their careers. Students may also have the opportunity to work on Nine Muses Entertainment project currently in development to learn more about the creative process for feature films.