High School Programs
Challenge yourself to reach your true artistic potential.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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, or Recorded Music. The Tisch Summer High School Program is tuition-based and culminates in six college credits.
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. 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.
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.