Challenge yourself to reach your true artistic potential as a high school student.

Tisch commuter, online, and residential programs for high school students are a way for you to develop your talents and explore the possibilities of a career in the arts. We encourage creativity and self-expression while providing you with a foundation for collaboration. 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. The high school programs taught by our full-time faculty are intense, engaging and structured; created to give you an enriching college experience. 

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Tisch Summer High School Four-Week Residential Program

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. Tracks include: Dance, Drama, Production & Design, Dramatic Writing, Filmmaking, Game Design, Photography and Imaging, and Recorded Music. The Tisch Summer High School Program is tuition-based and culminates in six college credits.

Summer High School Residential Program Artistic Tracks and Admissions Information
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Online High School Filmmakers Workshop

High school freshmen, 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. You’ll develop your writing, directing, shooting, and editing skills, and participate in screenings of significant works, master classes, and discussions with industry professionals/Tisch faculty. This program culminates in four college credits.

Online High School Filmmakers Workshop Program and Admissions Information
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Online High School Screenwriters Workshop

Learn the basic principles of writing for film and television in the Online High School Screenwriters Workshop. You will develop story ideas and characters, and learn film language and script structure. The workshop culminates with submitted scenes, a short screenplay, a synopsis of a feature film and television series, plus four college credits.

Online High School Screenwriters Workshop Program and Admissions Information
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Spring Future Artists Program

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. These programs require a 14-week commitment on Saturdays from early February through mid-May and are taught by faculty from the undergraduate departments. The programs are open to high school students based in the U.S. with priority given to students in the New York Tri-State area, including one of the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, New Jersey, parts of Philadelphia, and Connecticut.

Future Artists Programs and Admissions Information

Students in need of accessibility-related information who are considering Tisch high school programs should contact the Moses Center for Student Accessibility. An Accessibility Specialist is able discuss accessibility and possible accommodations at NYU. Additional information and resources are available on the Moses Center for Student Accessibility website.