The Tisch Spring Future Artists Program is a pre-college program that is FREE of charge, open to all eligible students, and centered on educational opportunities in studying in the arts with the same rigor and training offered in the undergraduate departments. It is designed for students who may not have access to other programs in their schools and/or communities and who would qualify for financial aid at NYU. Please review the Spring Future Artists Application Requirements for details.

Academy Award® winner and tenured professor Spike Lee Spike Lee stands in front of students seated in a film screening room during the final screening of the spring 2023 Future Filmmakers Workshop.

Academy Award® winner and tenured professor Spike Lee speaking with students at the final screening of the Future Filmmakers Workshop in spring 2023.

This program is open to all interested first-years, sophomores, and juniors in high school.  Students of all backgrounds are eligible for participation in this program; those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the media industry are encouraged to apply. Specific aspects of the arts are taught to develop each student's vision, including but not limited to providing a platform to spotlight topics and subject matter underrepresented in the various disciplines taught in the program. Students MUST commit to attending all of the classes during the 14-week program on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET (hours vary by department but will fall within this time) from February 3, 2024 - May 11, 2024 and is taught by faculty from the undergraduate departments. You must 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.

The spring 2024 application is closed.