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Undergraduate Program in Performance Studies

Undergraduate admission to the Tisch School of the Arts is a highly selective process. We hold applicants to a high standard of academic and artistic excellence. Think of your Tisch application as an opportunity to show us who you are, what you’ve done, and what you care about. The Tisch application involves two major components: You’ll first file the Common Application, then you’ll submit a portfolio. We recommend submitting the Common Application one month in advance to allow plenty of time to prepare your portfolio by the application deadline. Shortly after you submit the Common App, you will recieve an email which grants applicants acccess to their NYU portal, where the portfolio submission is based. Learn more about applying to NYU and start your application. Transfer students can find other important transfer application information and instructions at the NYU Transfer Applicants site.

Graduate Programs in Performance Studies

The application deadline for all graduate programs in Performance Studies is January 15th.
In addition to the department's application requirements, all Performance Studies graduate applicants (M.A. and Ph.D.) must submit the General Tisch Graduate Application in order to be considered for admission. Along with the above requirements, international students also must follow the requirements as outlined in our International Application Requirements page. There is a $65 application fee paid at the end of the general application. The fee can be paid by credit card or e-check. Applicants for whom the application fee poses a hardship can request a waiver by sending an email to Director of Graduate Admissions Joe Miserendino ( In your email be prepared to explain the nature of the hardship and provide evidence supporting your request for a waiver.