Highlights: Fall 2019

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

The Tisch community had an exciting fall season! Check out some of their honors, awards and achievements below.

Institute of Performing Arts

Art & Public Policy

Professor Grace Aneiza Ali published a new book, Rituals, Remembrance, Rupture, and Repair: The Jhandi Flag in Contemporary Guyanese Art

“God is a Woman” artwork by professor Karen Finley was acquired by Hudson County Community College

Professor Grace Aneiza Ali was honored with the 2019 Creative Trailblazer Award at the Jahajee Sisters Indo-Caribbean Women’s Empowerment Summit

Professor Karen Finley performed Venus in Retrograde at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

The debut poetry collection "Build Yourself a Boat", by M.A. Arts Politics alumna Camonghne Felix '16 has been longlisted for the National Book Awards

Graduate student Laylah Amatullah Barrayn co-curated an exhibition, which opened at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Ellyn Toscano was appointed to the Commission on Gender Equity by Mayor de Blasio 

Ericka Jones-Craven's project, Up for Air, has been awarded funding from We, Women

Alumna Lindsay C. Harris co-curated Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall, at the Brooklyn Museum

Student Sienna Fekete was featured in AnOther Magazine during the Autumn/Winter issue

Professor Karen Finley's work, Moral History, was featured at the Word Up! exhibition


Annique Roberts and Daniel Fetecua joined Tisch Dance to teach undergraduate and graduate students

Ori Flomin (MFA '20) and Luca F Renzi (MFA '20) have been awarded NYU Provost’s Global Research Initiatives Fellowship at NYU Tel Aviv

Alum Kyle Abraham was nominated for a Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for The Runaway with New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater

NYU Tisch Dance former Chair, Stuart Hodes, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award through the Martha Hill Foundation

Dance Department Chairperson and Arts Professor Seán Curran received the Martha Hill Mid-Career Award for 2019

Design for Stage & Film

Faculty Member and Lighting Designer Allen Lee Hughes was profiled in American Theatre Magazine

Alum Christina Watanabe '13 received a Knight of Illumination Award

Alum Bradly King '10 received a Knight of Illumination Award

Alum Reza Behjat '17 received a Knight of Illumination Award

Alum Elizabeth Harper '08 received a Knight of Illumination Award

Faculty member Brett J. Banakis is developing designs for The Unsinkable Molly Brown at Abrons Art Center as well as a national tour of a new musical based on the film, An Officer and a Gentleman

Design work from faculty members Brett J. Banakis and Christine Jones was recently featured in a new book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production

Faculty member M.L. Geiger is lighting Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven, a new play by Stephen Adly Guirgus and a co-production with the Atlantic Theatre and the Labyrinth

Chair Susan Hilferty’s designs can be seen at the Public Theatre for The Michaels (set by Alum Jason Ardizzone-West ’12, co-costume designer Alum Mark Koss ’13) and Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day (co-costume designer Alum Sarita Fellows ’08)

Chair Susan Hilferty designed the set and costumes for The Gate Theatre production of Hamlet at St. Anne’s Warehouse in January 2020

Faculty member Constance Hoffman opened The Marriage of Figaro at the San Francisco Opera

Faculty member Christine Jones and Alum Amy Rubin ‘12 co-designed a remount of an adaptation of Cyrano, with music by The National for The New Group

Alum Yu-Hsuan Chen ‘16 production designed her first feature film, I Was In Your Blood


Theatre Studies Adjunct Instructor Christina M. Squitieri has received her PhD in English Literature from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science

Tisch Drama faculty member, Elizabeth Bradley, was named National Critics Institute Fellow

Faculty member Byron Easly choreographed Broadway’s Slave Play

Tisch Drama welcomed visionary theatre artists Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko, founders and artistic directors of Phantom Limb Company, as our fall artists in residence

Adam Butterfield ’12 was listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30

Associate Arts Professor Shanga Parker was recently featured in an episode of the upcoming Amazon drama series The Hunt, with Logan Lerman and Al Pacino

Professor Una Chaudhuri delivered the keynote address at the international conference "Art and the Anthropocene," held at the Samuel Beckett Theatre at Trinity College Dublin

Assistant Arts Professor Mark Bennett's live solo piano original score for Romeo and Juliet was in performance at the Globe Theatre in San Diego

Professor Carol Martin's essay "Under the Radar Festival, New York: Experimental, Urban and Global" was accepted by Cambridge University Press for the upcoming book The Cambridge Companion to International Theatre Festivals

Alumna Chloe Fineman was announced as a new featured player for the 45th season of Saturday Night Live, alongside fellow NYU alum Bowen Yang

Graduate Acting

Hachette Books, in conjunction with Junkyard Dog Productions, announces the release of a new book COME FROM AWAY: WELCOME TO THE ROCK 

Class of 2014's Dina Shihabi starred in Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 world premiere of Power Strip

Class of 2001's Sterling K. Brown stars in a new feature film Waves

The Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Radio Broadcast Internet Award honors Laurence Maslon, the host and producer of Broadway to Main Street

Alum John Zdrojeski starred in the world premiere of Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning

Alumna Susan Kelechi Watson starred in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" alongside Tom Hanks

Class of 2019's Grace Porter starred in The Public Theater Mobile Unit's production of Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams

Class of 2016's Rashad Edwards was featured in HBO's Mrs. Fletcher, a new-limited series which premiered in October

Corey Stoll ('03) and Nadia Bowers ('00) starred in Macbeth at the Classic Stage Company

Class of 2000's Danny Pino starred in Season 2 of Mayans M.C., which aired on FX

Graduate Musical Theatre Writing

Alum Daniel Levy (Cycle 5) published a new book. A Teaching Artist's Companion: How to Define and Develop Your Practice is a how-to reference for veteran and beginning teaching artists alike

The Dramatists Guild Foundation has named Melis Aker, Nolan Doran (cycle 22) and Avi Amon (cycle 22), Kate Douglas, Elliah Heifetz and Jessica Kahkoska, Nikhil Mahapatra, Kyoung H. Park, Andrew Rincón, Andy Roninson, and Paulo Tiról (cycle 24) its new 2019–2020 class of DGF Fellows

IRON JOHN by Rebecca Hart (cycle 27) and Jacinth Greywoode (cycle 27) was presented at Theatreworks Silicon Valley

Alums Wilson Webel (Cycle 28) and Briana Whyte Harris (Cycle 28) have created the "Arch Incubator," a new space for nurturing artists, musicals, and possibilities located in St.Louis

Alumni Jonathan Fadner and Kimbirdlee Fadner presented a developmental workshop of "The Monkey King: A Modern Musical" with the National Asian Artists Project

Scott Davenport Richards (Cycle 6) will premiere his new opera Blind Injustice at the Cincinnati Opera

Performance Studies

Erin Mee (Ph.D. '04) directed two shows, Play! and Theatre in the Dark: Carpe Diem, which opened in New York in the after performances in Kathmandu, Nepal and Kochi, India 

Alumna Shoshanah Tarkow created an augmented reality scavenger hunt for the Fall Arts Festival

Ph.D. candidate Camila Arroyo Romero had her first dance film, OME, selected to be a part of Mexico City's International Dance Film Festival

Open Arts

Nathalie Handal is the author of a new book, Life in a Country Album

Open Arts Faculty Donna Cameron has been invited to speak at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

Professor Angela Pietropinto was awarded Winning Actor in 2 short films; Alchemy and St. Joseph, at The Action on Film Festival and the Venus Film Festival

Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Cinema Studies

The Regional Media Legacies (RML) team announced Robert Anen as the project’s first Post-Graduate Fellow for a year-long appointment

PhD Candidate Zoe Meng Jiang curated Wuhan-based Chinese artist and architect Li Juchuan's first solo show "Wuhan Club," the first in a research exhibition series, "Under the Stones: Cultural Tactics of Place-making" at SLEEPCENTER, where she serves as curator, September 13 - October 20, 2019.

Valerie Van zuijlen received the Foederer Talent Award 2019 for her light installation project “Moonlight." The installation was featured in the GLOW Lightfestival in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from November 9-14, 2019.

Ed Guerrero provided commentary and an interview for the restoration of director Billy Woodbury's 1984 film Bless Their Little Hearts by Milestone Films

Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing

MFA student Thaddeus McCants’ pilot Fakers won “Best Webisode” at the DTLA Film Festival

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) announced MFA playwright and screenwriter Celeste Yim as its 2019 Canadian Women Artists’ Award recipient

Alumna Chloé Hung (MFA '16) was accepted into the 2019 class of The Writers Room at the Geffen Playhouse

Dramatic Writing alumna Jennifer Rudin’s Sloan-awarded short film, Lucy in the Sky, screened at the Catalina Film Festival

Alum Adam Pliskin’s new show, Protect and Serve, streamed exclusively on Snapchat

Dramatic Writing faculty member Cusi Cram’s play, Novenas for a Lost Hospital, debuted at the Rattlesnake Theatre

Dramatic Writing Faculty member Ian Ellis James debuted his new play, The Whites, at the Theatre for the New City

MFA student Joe Wood was the recipient of both the Tisch Future Screenwriter Scholarship and The NYU Production Lab Creative Career Design Fellowship

MFA alum Shayan Lofti’s play, PARK-E LALEH​, was selected from over 1,300 plays for a reading at The Lark

Alumnus Tochi Onyebuchi signed a two-book deal with TOR.COM

The Ensemble Studio Theater, in conjunction with the Sloan Foundation, has awarded Professor Cusi Cram a 2019/2020 Sloan Commission for her play Amaru

Graduate Film

Professor Spike Lee will receive the 46th Annual Chaplin Award, Film at Lincoln Center’s highest honor

Alum Soopum Sohn’s film, Sequestrada, premiered at Village East Cinema

Students Yi Tang and Maria Lavelle both took home awards for their respective narrative shorts at this year’s Austin Film Festival

Student Avi Kabir just received an Alfred P. Sloan Short Film Production Award for his film The Fog Catcher

Professor Kasi Lemmons’ film Harriet just had its theatrical release

Alumni Cenk Erturk and Federico Cesca won Best Director and Best Cinematographer for the film Noah Land at the International Adana Film Festival

Alumna Dee Rees co-wrote, produced and directed Netflix’s upcoming feature The Last Thing He Wanted

Carlo Mirabella-Davis won Best Narrative Feature for Swallow at Woodstock

Alum Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman will be the first movie ever to be screened at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre in New York City

Pamela Romanowsky was just announced as a regular director on the upcoming Netflix series Dash and Lily along with Fred Savage and Brad Silberling

Alum Andrew Fleming was just announced as an executive producer on Blumhouse-Sony’s upcoming reboot of The Craft

Alum Maryann Brandon is editing the newest addition to the Star Wars saga: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Alum Emily Carmichael is co-writing the script for the highly anticipated Jurassic World 3.

Yellow Rose, a film co-written by Grad Film alumna and adjunct professor Annie Howell, was just picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide

Thesis student Molly Gillis has received a 2019 Princess Grace Award for Film

Alumnus Mamadou Dia received two major awards at the Locarno Film Festival: The Golden Leopard of Filmmakers of the Present and The Golden Leopard for Best First Feature

Student Aisha Ford’s short film, Be A Fish, won Honorable Mention in the Best Narrative Short Category at this year’s Urbanworld

Alum Rezwan Shahriar Sumit was selected to participate in Global Media Makers, a Film Independent and U.S. Department of State fellowship program

Professor Sameh Zoabi’s film, Tel Aviv on Fire, has just been selected as Luxembourg’s submission for Best International Film for the 2020 Oscars

Alum Emily Carmichael recently teamed up with director Colin Trevorrow to write the short film Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock, which premiered on FX

Alum and adjunct professor Carlo Mirabella-Davis recently received a special jury prize at the 2019 Deauville Film Festival for his film, Swallow

Thesis Student Ninna Pálmadóttir's "Paperboy" was selected to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival's "Short Cuts: Share Her Journey Shorts" event

Alum TJ Parsell's "The Gender Line" won Best Documentary Short at the Edmonton International Film Festival

Alumna Nicole Kassell directed the pilot of HBO's upcoming series Watchmen

Works from student Harry Cepka and professor Kasi Lemmons were featured at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Thesis Student Kevin Wang’s Secret Lives of Asians at Night won the Audience Award for Best Short at BAAFF

Alum Sasie Sealy’s, Lucky Grandma, won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at BAAFF

Alumni Raven Johnson and Rhys Jones have been selected as residents of the 39th annual Cinéfondation, a Cannes Film Festival foundation

Alum Elizabeth Charles won Best Web Series at the Bushwick Film Festival for her series, Before We Wrap

Alumna Laura Moss has been selected to participate in “Through Her Lens”

Alum Andrew Fleming directed episodes of the Dolly Parton Netflix series, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

Professor Spike Lee has confirmed that he will direct Prince of Cats

Thesis student Alfonso Herrera won the prestigious Golden Tadpole at Camerimage for his cinematography on Lefty/Righty

Alum Raven Jackson recently received the Westridge Grant from San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM)

Undergraduate Film & TV

Professor Lewis Erskine’s film, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool/U.S.A. was nominated for a Grammy

Taylor Shung '14 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV) won the top prize in the Tribeca Chanel THROUGH HER LENS Program

Avishai Weinberger's, Drift Off, won 2nd Place at the Cinestory Feature Fellowship

Sarah Nocquet's film, Open, was selected for Best Narrative Student Short at NFFTY, National Film Festival for Talented Youth

Alum Tyler Mitchell is one of fifteen artists whose portfolios are featured in the book, The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

Adjunct professor Chitra Neogy was interviewed on Jus Galbaat

The short documentary, Mizuko, directed by UGFTV Alumni, Kira Dane & Katelyn Rebelo had its world premiere at The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

Alumni Anita Gou, Phillip Youmans, and Rylee Ebsen was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

UGFTV alum Matthew Puccini’s, Lavender, is a Vimeo Staff Pick

Adjunct faculty member Birgit Rathsmann was invited by Bill Plympton to participate in the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival with her film, I'm Not Tired!

UGFTV freshman, Alexei Clarke, won a London Independent Film Award for the short documentary, In Search of a Better World

Adjunct professor and Post Production Center Manager, Stevin Azo, was selected to participate in Pope L: Conquest

Associate Arts Professor Rick Litvin produced Whistle Down The Wind

UGFTV student Phillip Youman is the youngest director to ever have a film in competition at Tribeca Film Festival with is film, Burning Cane 

Camryn Garret debuted a sex-positive novel about HIV for a new generation

Institute of Emerging Media

Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

"7," by Lil Nas X, was nominated for Grammy, which was produced by alums David Biral and Denzel Baptiste

"Norman F—ing Rockwell!", by Lana Del Rey, was nominated for Grammy, which was produced by alum Andrew Watt

Maggie Rogers ’16 was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best New Artist”

The Lion King: The Gift and The Songs, written by Nija Charles, were nominated for Grammy Awards

"No Guidance," written by Nija Charles, was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Song”

Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances, which was engineered by professor Jim Anderson, was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Immersive Audio Album”

Deeper Oceans, engineered by adjunct professor Alan Silverman, was nominated for a Grammy Award

Alone Together, engineered by adjunct professor Alan Silverman, was nominated for a Grammy Award

Meek Mill’s album, Champions, co-written by Nija Charles, was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album”

21 Savage’s album, i am > i was, co-written by Nija Charles, was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album”

The Lost Boy,  produced by alums David Biral and Denzel Baptiste, was nominated for Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album”

Nija Charles and Maggie Rogers were listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Revenge of the Dreamers, which was produced and engineered by alums Marc Soto and Kaleb Rollins was nominated for a Grammy

Maggie Rogers '16 was listed on Time 100 Next List 2019


Alum and former adjunct faculty member Robert Fabricant is releasing a new book, User Friendly

Alum Michelle Hessel was profiled by Spar3D for her work with 3D scanning

Faculty member Gabe Barcia-Colombo was written up in Forbes for his work on "Collectors"

Student Ashley Jane Lewis has joined Genspace as an instructor, teaching "Biocultures as Interactive Storytelling"

Alum Itay Niv (Let's Read a Story) and ITP student Anna Oh (Recipe Controller) won awards at the NYC Media Lab Summit

Alum Sharang Biswas has won the IGDN Groundbreaker Award for the game Verdue

Students Winnie Yoe and Rui An were invited by Triangle Arts Association to organize a performance as part of their public program on Governors Island

Alum Eric Forman's Light Panel series "Scale/Scape" was displayed at the New York Art Center and Townley Gallery

Ari Melenciano and Sarah Rothberg were named E.A.T Track members

Alum Sarah Rothberg teamed up with Apple and the New Museum for [AR]T Lab

Alums Barak Chamo and Jason Yung were featured in a HoloCenter exhibition at Plaxall Gallery called, The Space: Light

Alum Emery Martin was shortlisted for the prestigious Knight of Illumination USA Award for Concert Video Content for, "The 1975 ABIIOR / Music for Cars Tour"

Alum Ralph Borland has been commissioned to design this year's 4IR Themed Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) Award

Photography & Imaging

Alum Colin Miller will launch a new book of photographs and writing entitled, Hotel Chelsea: Living in the Last Bohemian Haven, co-authored by Ray Mock

Professor Wafaa Bilal is one of the featured artists in MoMA's PS1 exhibition, "Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011"

Alum Jordan Reznick opened their solo exhibition, "Gallery of Illustrious Queers," at the San Francisco Public Library

The Portland Art Museum presented the first major retrospective of alum Hank Willis Thomas' work

The new book from Aperture, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, celebrates the work of 15 contemporary black fashion photographers, Film & TV alum Tyler Mitchell, and DPI chair, Deborah Willis

Aluma Jessica Ingram is Norton Museum’s Artist-In-Residence

Alum Sasha Arutyunova had her photo featured on the cover of TIME Magazine

Alum Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. wins 2019 Rema Hort Mann Grant, which supports emerging artists

Professor Kalia Brooks Nelson curated the Columbia University exhibition, "20 and Odd: The 400th Anniversary of 1619"

Nicole Fineman ('08) received an Online Journalism Award for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling

Chair Deborah Willis and alum Zalika Azim opened a show at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, "In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity"

NYU Games Center

levedad by Julian Cordero (BFA ’19) received an Honorable Mention at the Independent Games Festival

Fortune-499 by AP Thompson (MFA ’15) received an Honorable Mention at Independent Games Festival

Circle0 by Dennis Carr, Longxiao Li, Vanilla Liu, Corey Bertelsen, Milan Koerner-Safrata, Jenna Galka (MFA ’18) was a Nuovo Award finalist

Nerve Damage by Dennis Carr (MFA ’18) received an Honorable Mention at the Independent Games Festival

We Should Talk by Carol Mertz, Jordan Jones-Brewster, Francesca Carletto-Leon, Kat Aguiar, Nobonita Bhowmik, Jack Schlesinger (MFA ’19) received an Honorable Mention Independent Games Festival

Unavowed by Jennifer Allaway (MFA ’17) & Alexander Bevier (MFA ’16) at Wadjet Eye Games was nominated for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize

The Norwood Suite by Cosmo D (Incubator ’16) received an Honorable Mention at Independent Games Festival

At GDC, HELLCOUCH: A Couch Co-op Game by Carol Mertz and Francesca Carletto-Leon (MFA '19) was selected for the alt.ctrl exhibition

Moncage by Dong Zhou & Yijia Chen (MFA ’19) won first place for Best Gameplay and third place for Best Visual Quality at the 2019 Intel University Games Showcase at GDC 2019

Anthology of Intimacy by Allison Kyran Cole (MFA ’17) was selected for the IndieCade Festival 2019

Hell Couch by Carol Mertz & Francesca Carletto-Leon (MFA ’19) was selected for the IndieCade Festival 2019

Skate & Date by Geneva Heyward (BFA ’22) was selected for the IndieCade Festival 2019

Moncage by Dong Zhou & Yijia Chen (MFA ’19) won the Innovation in Experience Design Award at the IndieCade Festival 2019

Kroma by Carol Mertz, Kai Karhu, Francesca Carletto-Leon, & Temitope Olujobi (MFA ’19) won the IndieCade Choice Award at the IndieCade Festival 2019

Brian S. Chung (MFA '20) was a co-recipient of the annual IndieCade Game Changer Award for his work organizing the annual Game Devs of Color Expo 

Robert Yang created a new twitch.tv talk show called Game Center Live, which has attracted over 160,000 viewers to the Game Center channel

In 2019 the NYU Game Center was named a Center of Excellence in Digital Game Development by New York state and awarded a $1.6 million dollar matching grant over the next 5 years

NYU Game Center hosted their 10th Annual No Quarter Exhibition, which had over 500 people in attendance

The NYU Game Center was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Bigglesworth Family Foundation to support entrepreneurship in games by marginalized game developers

Geneva Hayward (BFA '22) was featured in the AOL "In The Know" video series about their work in games 

Faculty member Mitu Khandaker launched a new studio called Glow Up Games. She was also named an If She Can Ambassador for women in STEM, and was featured along with some of the ambassadors in the October issue of Marie Claire 

Dear Reader, a game by faculty member Eric Zimmerman and contributions from Alexander King (MFA '16), Diego Garcia (MFA '14), Toni Pizza (MFA '14), and Karina Popp (MFA '15) was released as one of the launch titles with Apple Arcade 

Airplane Mode, the thesis game designed by Hosni Auji (MFA '18) secured a publishing deal with AMC and is going to be released in 2020

Ape Out, created by faculty members Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy and alum Gabe Cuzzillo was released by Devolver Digital 

SUPERMASH by alumni Ben Poland (MFA '16), Chris McGinnis (MFA '16), Jonathan Zungre (MFA '14), Owen Bell (MFA '16), and Hang Ruan (MFA ’18) was released for PC from Digital Continue

Yuxin Gao (MFA '20) curated an exhibition for local game collective/gallery Babycastles titled "Year of the Pig", which showcased indie games and developers from China 

Red Planet Farming, a game about farming on mars by Nina Demirjian, Noah Lee (BFA '20), Sean Park (BFA '19), and Sean Porio was the recipient of a 2019 Sloan Grant Award 

Geneva Hayward (BFA '22) and Yiren Wang (MFA '20) were recipients of the selective Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation Scholarships 

Killer Queen Black was released on the Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox by BumbleBear Games. The studio team included faculty member Josh DeBonies and Chris Wallace (MFA ’16)

HELLCOUCH: A Couch Co-op Game by Carol Mertz and Francesca Carletto-Leon (MFA ’19) received the alt.crtl.GDC Award

We Should Talk, by Carol Mertz, Jordan Jones-Brewster, Francesca Carletto-Leon, Kat Aguiar, Nobonita Bhowmik, Jack Schlesinger (MFA ’19) received a publishing deal with Whitethorn Digital and will have a cross-console launch in 2020. 

NYU Game Center has partnered with Take-Two Interactive to create a (partial) scholarship for 3 MFA students hoping to work in the AAA industry after graduation. The first three scholarships were awarded in Fall 2019 to Christine Fouron, Stephen Gonzalez and Emi Schaufeld

The Sheep's Meow, a team that includes Brian S. Chung (MFA '20) won the 2019 Red Bull Mindgamers Puzzle Design Challenge with the game MOOVING IN, and won a trip to Hawaii to meet Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov

Julian Cordero (BFA '19) and his game Despelote were recently featured in the New York Times article "Fear, Anxiety and Hope: What It Means to Be a Minority in Gaming"

Bizarre Barber, by Maria Mishurenko (MFA '19) was a 2019 NYU Game Center Incubator title and won the Oculus Launchpad grant