Hone your craft by training with master faculty who will help you develop as a professional theatre artist.
The Summer High School Program is a condensed version of the professional training in the undergraduate Drama program, where the emphasis is on the process, not the product. You’ll be challenged to learn and grow as artists, see some of Broadway’s amazing shows, and have access to the incomparable theatrical resources of New York City.
Each week you will have 28 hours of conservatory training in either the Experimental Theatre Wing, the Meisner Studio, the New Studio on Broadway, the Stonestreet Screen Acting Studios, or in the Production and Design Studio. You will also take a weekly Introduction to New York Theatre seminar with professional actors, directors, designers, stage managers, and faculty as guests.
There are two opportunities to showcase your work: a performance for faculty and students, and an open-class day where your family and friends can attend.
Note: The Tisch Summer High School Program is not a leisure camp. While the average program runs daily, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, including academic classes, professional training, and/or studio and production time, students will often be just as busy in the evenings and weekends which also include curricular events and opportunities to work individually or collaborate with peers on assigned projects.
Each studio has its own training techniques and curriculum. You should select the program which most closely fits your interests. All students will be registered for 4 units of studio and 2 units of New York Theatre.
Studios and Theatre Courses
Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, August 4, 2018
Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, August 3, 2019
Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.
Open to high school sophomores and juniors.
- Online application fee: $75
- Printed application fee: $90
The summer 2019 application will open on Monday, July 2, 2018.
Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.
Tuition and Fees
Total cost for the Summer High School Drama program: $11,551*
Breakdown of costs:
- Tuition for 6 units (credits): $8,472
Additional Fees Include:
- Registration and Services Fee: $814
- Program Fee (activities facilitated by Residential Life & Housing): $160
- Housing for 4 weeks: $1,020
- 10 meals a week for 4 weeks: $680
*As this is a residential program, students are automatically enrolled in the 10 meals a week plan for the length of the program. Students have the option of increasing their meal plan if they wish.
Program Specific Fees
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Tisch has a limited number of full scholarships for high school students to attend the Tisch summer programs. Scholarships are given to students who demonstrate the most financial need.
Review the Tisch Summer High School Scholarships page for more information.