New York University
Tisch School of the Arts
New York, NY

New York University was founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin, secretary of the treasury under Thomas Jefferson. Gallatin believed that the place for a university was not in "the seclusion of cloistered halls but in the throbbing heart of a great city." The largest private university in the United States, NYU is composed of fourteen schools and colleges, each of which offers the benefits generally associated with a much smaller institution. Established in 1965, the Tisch School of the Arts has become one of the premier centers for the study of performing and media arts in the nation. The School offers graduate and undergraduate majors in acting, cinema studies, dance, design, drama, dramatic writing, film and television, interactive telecommunications, musical theater writing, performance studies, photography and imaging, and recorded music. The faculty members combine dedication to teaching with active professional involvement in their fields. Tisch graduates are accomplished as professionals and scholars in all areas of the media and performing arts.

Approximately 3,285 students are enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts: 2,500 are undergraduates and 785 are graduate students.

The Location and Community
New York University is located in historic Greenwich Village, traditionally a community of artists and intellectuals and famous for its contributions to the fine arts, literature, and drama. The University community shares fully in the vitality of New York City. The campus is within minutes of Broadway and off-Broadway theater and dance, art and photography galleries, coffeehouses, restaurants, clubs, bookstores, concert halls, movie theaters, film revival houses, Little Italy, Chinatown, SoHo, and world-renowned museums and libraries. The city's incomparable cultural and artistic resources can be fully incorporated into students' daily lives.

Programs of study and degree requirements
The Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, offers graduate study in three divisions (the Institute of Performing Arts, the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, and the Skirball Center for New Media) comprising ten disciplines in media and performing arts.

Included in the Institute of Performing Arts is the Graduate Acting M.F.A. program, which offers professional conservatory training. The Department of Dance offers an M.F.A. program for dancers and choreographers that provides a full range of technical training and a solid base for creative work. The Department of Design for Stage and Film offers professional training in art direction as well as scenic, costume, and lighting design leading to an M.F.A. degree. The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing M.F.A. program trains lyricists, book writers, and composers, with an emphasis on the collaborative process. The Department of Performance Studies offers the M.A. and Ph.D. to those interested in scholarly investigation of the full range of performance, from theater and dance to ritual and popular entertainment.

The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television includes the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing, which offers an M.F.A. to those specializing in writing for the stage, film, and television. The Graduate Film M.F.A. program encompasses every aspect of filmmaking, including cinematography, editing, sound design, writing, directing, and producing. The Interactive Telecommunications Program offers a Master of Professional Studies in the study and design of new communications, media forms, and applications.

The Skirball Center for New Media includes the Department of Cinema Studies, which offers the M.A. and Ph.D. to those engaged in scholarly study of the history, aesthetics, and criticism of the moving image and other media technologies. The M.A. degree in moving image archiving and preservation is also offered.

Facilities & Resources
The Tisch School of the Arts is housed in recently renovated state-of-the-art facilities that include nine theaters; a number of studios and rehearsal rooms for dance and theater; costume and scene shops; two television studios; the AM and FM broadcast studios of WNYU; the Todman soundstage; editing rooms; film and video screening rooms, including the Cantor Film Center; an animation studio; and computer labs.

Most departments maintain their own libraries, archives, or research facilities. Of particular note are the Oliver Smith Design Library, the George Amberg Study Center in Cinema Studies, and the Alternate Media Center of the Interactive Telecommunications Program. The Department of Performance Studies, which edits The Drama Review (TDR) and Women and Performance, is affiliated with the Shubert Archive.

Students have access to the collections and resources of New York University's eight libraries, including the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, one of the largest open-stack research libraries in the world.

Expenses and Aid
Tuition for incoming students at the Tisch School of the Arts for the 2004-05 academic year was a flat fee of $31,264, not including fees, for full-time study (12-18 credit points) per semester (12-18 credit points per semester). Tuition for the Department of Cinema Studies and the Department of Performance Studies is on the rate schedule established by the Graduate School of Arts and Science and was $971 per point (fees not included).

Financial Aid:
Scholarships, graduate assistantships, work-study, loans, and a deferred payment plan are available. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of merit and demonstrated financial need. Students applying for financial assistance must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be obtained at most colleges or by calling 800-433-3243 (toll-free). The U.S. Department of Education FAFSA Web site is .

Housing/Living Expenses:
A limited amount of New York University graduate student housing is available, with costs ranging from $7,000 to $9,000 per semester. Meal plan options are also available. Area rental listings are available through the University's Off-Campus Housing Office.

International Students
NYU is proud to have one of the largest and most diverse international student populations in the United States. Enrolling international students from more than 100 countries, international students represent between 40% and 45% of the student body depending on the year. Policy regarding the admission of international students is unchanged and we look forward to welcoming international students as usual for the 2004-2005 academic year.

How to Apply / Application
Admission is selective and is based on artistic and academic ability and evidence of professional promise. Application deadlines and specific requirements vary by department. Requirements may include an audition, creative portfolio, writing sample, or interview.

Who to Contact
Office of Graduate Admissions
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10003-6807


Programs andFaculty

Graduate Acting Program
• Zelda Fichandler (Chair), Victor Pappas (Associate Chair).

• Hovey Burgess, Jim Calder, Richard Feldman, Deborah Hecht, Kim Jessor, Karl Kenzler, Deborah Lapidus, Laurence Maslon, Ann Mathews, Fernanda Mello, Joanna Merlin, Scott Miller, Mona Stiles, Rosemarie Tichler, Frank Ventura, J. Steven White, Beverly Wideman, Shane Ann Younts, Larry Yurman, Janet Zarish.

Department of Dance
• Linda Tarnay (Chair), Cherylyn Lavagnino (Assistant Chair).

• Matthew Adelson, Patricia Beaman, Kay Cummings, Elizabeth Frankel, Kathleen Grant, Deborah Jowitt, Joy Kellman, Phyllis Lamhut, James Martin, Lynn Martin, Jolinda Menendez, William Moulton, Cassandra Phifer, Pamela Pietro, Giovanna Sardelli, Deidre Smith, Gus Solomons jr., James Sutton, Andy Teirstein, Jaclynn Villamil, Andrea Woods.

• Joined each year by prominent guest artists.

Department of Design for Stage and Film
• Susan Hilferty (Chair).

• Campbell Baird, John Conklin, Lowell Detweiler, Mary Louise Geiger, Constance Hoffman, Allen Lee Hughes, Andrew Jackness, Christine Jones, Tom Lynch, Curt Ostermann, Maggie Raywood, David Stein, Paul Steinberg, Salvatore Tagliarino, Robert Wierzel, Christopher Young, Kristi Zea.

Graduate Musical Theatre Writing
• Sarah Schlesinger (Chair).

• Core Faculty: Fred Carl, Martin Epstein, Robert Lee, Mel Marvin, Sybille Pearson.

• Adjunct Faculty: Lee Adams, Deborah Brevoort, Marie Costanza, Mindi Dickstein, Donna DiNovelli, William Finn, Rob Hartmann, Wiley Hausam, Michael John La Chiusa, Margo Lion, Larry Maslon, Polly Pen, Mike Reid, Scott Richards, Rachel Sheinken.

• Major guest teachers have included Susan Birkenhead, Ted Chapin, Stephen Flaherty, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adam Guettel, Sheldon Harnick, Luther Henderson, Tina Landau, Harold Prince, Ira Weitzman, and Jerry Zaks.

Department of Performance Studies
• Barbara Browning (Chair).

• Deborah Kapchan, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, André Lepecki, José Muñoz, Tavia Nyong'o, Ann Pellegrini, Richard Schechner, Karen Shimakawa, Anna Deavere Smith, Diana Taylor, Allen Weiss.

Graduate Division, Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television
• John Tintori (Chair).

• Jay Anania, David Atkins, Yvette Biró, Charles Blackwell, Andy Brown, Mick Casale, Arun Chaudhury, Christine Choy, Pennie DuPont, Carol Dysinger, Hampton Fancher, Boris Frumin, Ronald Gray, Tom Haneke, Bethany Jacobson, Anthony Janelli, Spike Lee, Roz Lichter, Karen Ludwig, Milcho Manchevski, Sheila Nevins, Robert Nickson, Bill Reilly, Jennifer Ruff, Gail Segal, Norman Schwartz, Sandi Sissel, Peter Stein, Joe Warfield, Kristi Zea.

Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing
• Richard Wesley (Chair), Mark Dickerman (Associate Chair); Len Jenkin, Janet Neipris (Co-Heads of Graduate Studies).

• Walter Bernstein, Donald Bogle, Deloss Brown, Lonnie Carter, Cindy Chupack, Elizabeth Diggs, Martin Epstein, Gordon Farrell, Andrew Frank, Mary Gallagher, Gary Garrison, Brian Goluboff, Linda Gottlieb, Elana Greenfield, Rinne Groff, Arthur Kopit, Leslie Lee, Norman Levy, Rob Lieber, David Loucka, George Malko, Patty Marx, Jeremy Pikser, Vicki Polon, Charles Purpura, David Ranghelli, Jackie Reingold, Carol Rocamora, Charlie Rubin, Paul Selig, Charlie Schulman, Richard Sweren, Adrienne Thompson, Joe Vinciguerra, Doug Wright, Thomas Zafian.

• Major guest artists and/or lecturers have included Marshall Brickman, William Goldman, John Guare, Amy Heckerling, Tina Howe, Kenny Lonergan, Marsha Norman, Wendy Wasserstein, and Mac Wellman.

Department of Cinema Studies
• Chris Straayer (Chair).

• Richard Allen, Howard Besser, Ed Guerrero, Mona Jinenez, Antonia Lant, Sarah Ziebell Mann, Anna McCarthy, Annette Michelson, Toby Miller, Rina Elster Pantalony, William Simon, Robert Sklar, Robert Stam, Zhang Zhen.

Interactive Telecommunications Program
• Red Burns (Chair).

• Chris Ault, Michael Barnwell, Jake Barton, Kadambari Baxi, Veronique Brossier, Christine Brumback, Sergio Canetti, Dennis Crowley, Gideon D'Arcangelo, R. Luke DuBois, Richard Eng, Tirtza Even, Jeff Federson, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Robert Greenberg, Heather Greer, Nancy Hechinger, Todd Holoubeck, Tom Igoe, Sean Kelly, Art Kleiner, Frank Lantz, Laura Lee, Nancy Lewis, Marc Libarle, Peter Menderson, Frank Migliorelli, Andrew Milmoe, Mark Napier, Daniel O'Sullivan, Dan Palkowski, Marianne Petit, David Reinfurt, Daniel Rozin, Douglas Rushkoff, Michael Schneider, Gary Schober, Daniel Shuffman, Clay Shirky, Billy Sullivan, Christopher Sung, Anthony Townsend, James Tu, Kathy Wilson, Shawn VanEvery, Tucker Viemeister, Marina Zurkow.

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