The spring 2023 study abroad program is currently planned to run; however, we must remain flexible in our response to changing developments due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority.
NYU Tisch is collaborating with 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 22, 2023 (not earlier)
Student Arrival: May 16, 2023
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). No exceptions will be made for the prerequisites. Prerequisites will not be waived.
NYU and Visiting students: College-level acting or equivalent experience
Spring 2023 Application Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
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.
Note: Students should wait to receive their admissions notification and confirmation that the program is running prior to purchasing airline tickets. Students accepted to the program should purchase refundable airline tickets and/or travel insurance in the event the program is canceled or program dates are changed due to world events. It is strongly recommended that students purchase insurance for trip cancellation, flight cancellation, luggage loss or damage, as well as medical and accident coverage.
- Academic Year 2022-2023 Full-time Tuition, 12-18 unit flat rate per term: $30,556
Additional Fees* Include:
- Nonrefundable Registration and Services Fee: $1,392
- 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.
*Fees are estimated based on spring 2022 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.