High School Programs
Challenge yourself to reach your true artistic potential.
Tisch programs for high school students are a way for you to develop your talents and explore the possibilities of a career in the arts. The rigorous, professional training you receive is an outgrowth of the undergraduate programs, offering you an immersive experience in emerging media and the performing and cinematic arts.
We encourage creativity and self-expression while providing you with a foundation for collaboration. The high school programs taught by our full-time faculty are intense, engaging and structured; created to give you an enriching college experience.
Students in need of disability-related information who are considering Tisch high school programs should contact the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. A Disability Specialist is able discuss accessibility and possible accommodations at NYU. Additional information and resources are available on the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities website.
TISCH SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL FOUR-WEEK
The Tisch Summer High School Program is tuition-based and culminates in six college credits. This residential program is not a leisure summer camp; it is a commitment of four weeks on campus that encompasses a highly structured class schedule, which include projects, professional training, and collaboration. Students in the Tisch Summer High School Program are expected to complete any coursework and professional training requirements of the artistic track they are enrolled in: Dance, Drama, Production & Design, Dramatic Writing, Filmmaking, Game Design, Photography and Imaging, or Recorded Music.
SPRING FUTURE ARTISTS PROGRAMS
The Spring Future Artists Programs are free of charge and for groups traditionally underrepresented in the media industry. They are designed for students who may not have access to other programs and who would qualify for financial aid at NYU. High school students applying to the Spring Future Artists Programs must submit an NYU Financial Information Form (please review the Spring Future Artists Admissions Requirements for details). These programs require a 14-week commitment on Saturdays from early February through mid-May and are taught by faculty from the undergraduate departments. This is a commuter program, not a residency program. To be eligible for this program, you must be a junior in high school or younger and attend a high school in one of the five boroughs of New York City, or (but not limited to) Westchester County, Long Island, New Jersey, parts of Philadelphia and Connecticut.
ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP
High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will work in online crews and collaborate to direct, shoot, and edit music videos and short films. Special emphasis is placed on storytelling through visual language. Students learn the basics of screenwriting through writing exercises, reading assignments, viewing online media examples, as well as the script development and research of their short films. Through streaming lectures and video meetings this online workshop will highlight the fundamentals of story structure, character development, communication of thematic statements, and visual storytelling, among other topics. This four week program culminates in four college credits.