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    NYU Tisch: Summer High School Residential Program

    NYU Tisch: Summer High School Residential Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Dance, Music, Filmmaking and Digital Media, Acting
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    The summer program is open to high school sophomores and juniors from around the world. Students apply to one of these artistic tracks: Dance, Drama, Production & Design, Dramatic Writing, Filmmaking, Game Design, Photography and Imaging, or Recorded Music. (Filmmaking is only open to high school juniors.)

    The Tisch Summer High School Program is tuition-based and culminates in four to six college credits (units). This program includes projects, professional training, and collaboration. The classes are based on the Tisch undergraduate curriculum. 

    Students in the Tisch Summer High School Program are expected to complete any coursework and professional training requirements of the artistic track they are enrolled in. Students in the summer program will be kept busy with academic classes, professional training, and/or studio and production time Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Additionally, students will often be busy during the evenings and weekends with curricular events as well as opportunities to work individually or collaboratively on assigned projects. 


    Dance in New York City reflects our intense focus on technical training, choreography, and performance within an environment that cultivates critical thought, creative process, and the highest standard of physical self-expression.


    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.

    Production & Design

    The Production and Design Workshop offered through the Department of Undergraduate Drama is for the student who wants to pursue a career in the design, technical, management and other production areas of the performing arts.

    Dramatic Writing

    Learn the fundamentals of dramatic structure, develop plays and screenplays in writing workshops, and present your playwriting work in the department’s Rita and Burton Goldberg Theatre.

    Game Design

    Learn the creative and technical skills of digital game development from the professionals. This intensive summer program covers the various skills and disciplines that are brought together in modern game development: game design, programming, visual art, animation, sound design, and writing.

    Photography and Imaging

    Through the Summer High School Program in Photography and Imaging, you will focus on using photo-based image-making for storytelling, communication, creative expression, personal exploration, and digital output. The course will address contemporary photographic culture and emphasize the development of individual voices and vision through assignment prompts and self-directed projects and research.

    Recorded Music

    Receive specialized training in music business entrepreneurship alongside direct instruction on the latest studio hardware to create and distribute commercially successful recordings. This unique educational experience will immerse you in the heart of the music industry.