Open Arts is the crossroads learning space at Tisch, where NYU students from all majors come to apply their training, challenge their viewpoints, and expand their practice. Open Arts welcomes NYU students from all schools and all majors, and the strength of the Open Arts classroom experience is derived from this creative exchange of students coming from different academic backgrounds, artistic disciplines and scholarly pursuits.


Open Arts courses are specially designed to give NYU students introductory exposure, foundational knowledge, and hands-on experience in various artistic fields.  Many of the courses also fulfill requirements and electives for Tisch Minors. Students should consult their own department advisor to determine how the courses will allocate to a particular degree at NYU.

Open Arts courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, January and Summer Terms and are open to ALL NYU students!