Spring Future Artists Application Requirements

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Please read the following admissions information before starting your online application. You may be contacted for an audition or additional application materials. You can find important dates on the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar.

How do I apply?

  • Step 1 - Requirements and Eligibility
  • Step 2 - Online Application
  • Step 3 - Verification
  • Step 4 - Notification
  • Step 5 - Confirmation


  • To be eligible for this program, you must be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school.
  • There is no GPA minimum requirement for this program. SAT and ACT testing grades are NOT reviewed.
  • This program requires a 14-week commitment on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (hours vary by department but will fall within this time) from Saturday, February 3 - Saturday, May 11, 2024. You must agree to be available on those dates and times for the entire duration of the program. Students who miss class for any reason may be dismissed from the program.
  • You may NOT apply to a track you have previously participated in.

This is a collaborative, rigorous, and competitive program so your presence is keenly felt. You should arrive ready to absorb, challenge, and internalize what is being offered. Your prior accomplishments are not as important as being open to the ideas and training that will be presented.

Your admissions decision is based on a faculty review of your entire application, including your personal statement, letter of recommendation, résumé, and transcripts. Those that are selected will be brought in for an interview.

All communications regarding your application, including your admissions decision, will be communicated to you via the email address that you designate as your primary email address on the application. Please check this email account regularly, as you will be receiving communications that are often time-sensitive and require a response.


You must submit the following items:

  • Online application form (remember to use your name exactly as it appears on your birth certificate/passport in your application and supporting documents)
  • Personal statement
  • Creative résumé
  • English language proficiency test results (non-native English-speaking applicants)
  • One recommendation letter
  • Unofficial high school transcripts (please upload to your application)
    Homeschooled Candidates: Please review the policy for documentation in the Transcripts section below.


Type or copy and paste your statement in the Personal Statement section within the online application. The personal statement prompt consists of Part A and Part B which should be answered separately.

You may not re-submit the same statement from another Tisch Special Programs application.

We recommend first typing your personal statement in your preferred composition program, then you can copy and paste your Personal Statement into the "Personal Statement" section of your application. 

The prompt for Part A is the same for all tracks within the Future Artists program. The prompt for Part B is specific to your chosen track (e.g. there is a specific prompt for dance applicants, recorded music applicants, etc.).

The prompts are provided in the application. 


In the Attachments section of the online application, upload your creative résumé. Your creative résumé should highlight creative and artistic work accomplished, activities, and relevant employment. Your résumé should also include:


  • Your full name and contact information
  • Any extra-curricular activities or work in your community
  • Additional information such as awards, hobbies, and interests
  • OPTIONAL: URL links to your online media (e.g. video, music, photography, etc.)



Please upload your transcript in the Attachments section of the online application. It will be required in order to submit your application. It is recommended that you contact your school one to two weeks in advance to obtain your most recent transcript. If you have any difficulties requesting a transcript from your high school please contact us ahead of time at tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu. 

Need to convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale? Try CollegeBoard’s GPA Calculator.

Homeschooled Applicants

In place of a formal transcript from a high school, please have your parent/guardian in charge of your homeschooling provide a document detailing the following:

  • Completed and in-progress coursework
  • Summary of each course's content
  • Explanation of academic achievement in each course, summarized with a letter grade (A-F) if possible
  • If you have previously attended a high school, please also submit a copy of that transcript


You are required to provide exactly one recommendation for this application. 

Within the online application, please enter the name and email address of your recommender. The recommendation must be from a high school representative, ideally one who is familiar with your interest in the performing or media arts. Recommendations from friends or family members will not be accepted.

Register your recommender early! After sending the recommendation form, please be sure to follow up with your recommender to ensure that they have received it. You should allow your recommender 1-2 weeks to complete the recommendation. Requested recommendations should be received by the application deadline.

Once you submit your recommender's information, they are emailed instructions on how to submit their online recommendation. If a recommender has trouble completing their online recommendation please have them contact our office. You will be emailed confirmation that the recommendation has been received. The subject of the confirmation email is “Tisch Application Reference Submission”.


  • Email is our primary method of communication; therefore, please make sure to allow emails from tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu to be viewed.  
  • Upon submitting your application, please check the application portal to make sure your application is complete. If a portion of your application is missing or incomplete, you will receive an email notifying you to submit those items. 
  • "Application Received" -You will receive a confirmation email verifying that it was successfully received. However, you must fill out the NYU Tisch Supplemental Profile Form to complete your application. Upon submission of your application, you will receive a link to the Supplemental Profile Form. You must complete this in 24 hours to be considered for the program.
  • Only once your application and NYU Supplemental Form is verified as complete will you be evaluated by our faculty for admission and receive final status notification.  


  • Final status notifications will be available on the dates listed in the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar.
  • Early final status notification is not available.
  • You will receive an email with more information on how to log in and access your admissions decision through NYU Home.


If accepted, you will be required to confirm your participation using the online confirmation form. Please confirm your spot by the confirmation deadline found in your acceptance email.

  • When decisions are released, you will be notified via email. In this email, you will be directed to log into your applicant portal with your NYU credentials. You should have received your credentials in an earlier email with the subject line “Your NYU ID Numbers and Status Page.”
  • If you have multiple applications, please be sure you are looking at the correct application. There will be a dropdown menu in the upper right corner that you can use to switch between applications.
  • Once you have confirmed you are looking at the correct application, click on the appropriate link to view your application decision.
  • You will be brought to a page where you can view your decision letter. If needed, you can click the “Download PDF” link in the upper right hand corner to download a copy of your decision letter.
  • If you have been admitted or waitlisted, click “Return to Applicant Status” at the bottom of the page to return to the main page of your applicant portal.
  • At the bottom of your applicant portal, you should now see a section for “Forms.” Click on the link for “Admission Decision Reply Form” and complete the form to accept or decline your spot.
  • If you have been admitted and have chosen to accept your spot, an admission verification letter will be added to the “Status Update” section of your applicant portal. You can use this letter as proof of your admission to the program, if needed for any reason.

If you are having difficulty with the online application, please contact us at tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu or (212) 998-1512.