Summer Drama Studio Intensives and Courses

Each summer, Tisch Drama offers world-renowned professional training for theatre artists at all levels, as well as courses in theatre studies. With New York City as a hub, the department collaborates with several training studios to offer individualized training through three- and six-week summer intensives, ranging from acting technique to musical theatre, on-camera acting, and more. Additionally, the department’s rich curriculum of Theatre Studies courses provides a comprehensive study of the field and is led by scholars, theorists, and historians.

All summer courses and intensives are open to current and visiting students, working professionals, and adult learners. Both credit and non-credit courses are available.


The summer 2021 course search and the visiting student application are open!


Summer Session I
Monday, May 24 - Saturday, July 3, 2021

Summer Session II
Tuesday, July 6 - Sunday, August 15, 2021


April 12, 2021 Summer 2021 Registration Begins for NYU and Visiting Students

May 10, 2021 Summer 2021 International Student Application Deadline (Summer Session I online courses)

June 22, 2021 Summer 2021 International Student Application Deadline (Summer Session II online courses)

Students who are United States citizens or permanent residents may submit their applications for summer sessions up until the first day of each session.

Courses are open for enrollment up until the day of class starting, pending availability. 

If you are a current NYU student, please contact your advisor to learn more, and visit Albert for the full list of Drama offerings. Visiting undergraduate students must apply to Summer at Tisch before gaining registration access for summer courses.



The following students are eligible to apply as a visiting student at Tisch Drama:

  • High school graduates who have earned a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Current undergraduates at a college/university who would like to study away for a semester

  • Post-graduate students who already hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and wish to take undergraduate courses

Returning visiting students may re-apply for up to three consecutive semesters.

NOTE: Degree-seeking students, those looking to earn graduate credit, recent NYU applicants, and students on probation are not eligible to apply as a “visiting student.” Learn more about eligibility requirements.


Students who register for summer courses are responsible for all associated costs (tuition and fees). Tuition for students enrolled part-time or taking classes during the summer can be calculated by taking the number of college credits/units and multiplying it by the price per unit. Learn more.