NYU Tisch is collaborating with Brian Gilbert, director of numerous films such as Wilde, Not Without My Daughter, Tom and Viv, and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the United Kingdom for a new program to train film and television directors and screenwriters. NFTS has been a leader in film, television, and new media since its inception in 1971. It is the only U.K. film school with its own film and television studios and post-production facilities that rival those of professional companies.
Directing the Actor in London is only offered in the spring and it is open to NYU and visiting undergraduate students who meet the prerequisites.
Student Arrival: January 23, 2022 (not earlier)
Student Departure: May 17, 2022
Arrival and departure dates are subject to change.
Film/TV majors: Freshman Colloquium: Performance Strategies (FMTV-UT 46) OR Performance Strategies for Transfers (FMTV-UT 146)
NYU and Visiting students: College-level acting or equivalent experience
Application Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET
For more information please view our Admissions Calendar.
Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.
Due to UK visa rules, students intending to do an internship while in London are unable to enroll in Directing the Actor. If you plan to do an internship course through NYU London, be eligible to work, or are returning to the UK for Spring after having attended for the Fall semester, you would need a Tier 4 visa and are thus ineligible for this class. Please contact the Office of Global Services if you have questions.
- Academic Year 2021-2022 Full-time Tuition, 12-18 unit flat rate per term: $29,666
Additional Fees* Include:
- Nonrefundable Registration and Services Fee: $1,365
- NYU Housing: Visit the NYU London website for options and costs
- Commuting Expenses: Rail fares vary depending on the time of day you are traveling, zones, and one-way vs. two-way tickets. A round trip ticket may range from £14.00 ($18.00) to £25.20 ($33.50). You may be able to reduce the cost of commuting by purchasing a 16-25 Railcard which gives 1/3 off rail fares. It is suggested that you budget for $34/£25 a week (without railcard) or $21/£16 a week (with a railcard). Note that ticket prices will fluctuate and these are estimates.
*Estimated based on spring 2021 rates.
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Visit the Office of Global Programs for additional study abroad costs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.
Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.
Visit the NYU London website for housing options and descriptions.