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NYU Tisch & Steinhardt.....numbers

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  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,587 Senior Member
    edited March 2015
    Thank you, @bisouu!

    @Puma69....I'm not @uskoolfish, but I can answer your question about Experimental Theater Wing. It is indeed one of the Acting studios at Tisch. In fact, my D spent the last three of her semesters in ETW studio (the first five were in CAP21). Her BF and many friends did ETW studio. I think @uskoolfish inadvertently left off Experimental Theater Wing studio. Another tidbit is that ETW is under Tisch and not an external studio as is the case with some studios. NSB is also one of Tisch's own studios.

    Here is a link to all the primary and advanced studios in Tisch Drama:
    http://drama.tisch.nyu.edu/object/dr_professionaltraining
  • puma69puma69 Registered User Posts: 288 Junior Member
    Then that would make it a total of 8 studios. I directed my question to @uskoolfish because she was the one who listed the studios.
  • uskoolfishuskoolfish Registered User Posts: 2,935 Senior Member
    Sorry, there are 8 studios--left out Experimental Theater Wing.
  • puma69puma69 Registered User Posts: 288 Junior Member
    Whew! Thought I was going nuts. Thanks much, @uskoolfish
  • uskoolfishuskoolfish Registered User Posts: 2,935 Senior Member
    @puma69 My D went to Steinhardt--what do I know? lol :)
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,587 Senior Member
    edited March 2015
    There are 8 primary studios you can be admitted to as a freshman in Tisch Drama. However, each of those 8 studios offers advanced training (junior/senior years) but there are two more studios one can be in for advanced training and they are: Stonestreet Screen Acting Workshop and The Classical Studio.

    I was just trying to help as I knew about ETW studio as my D trained in that studio.
  • puma69puma69 Registered User Posts: 288 Junior Member
    edited March 2015
    LOL @uskoolfish. You know a lot!
  • toowonderfultoowonderful Registered User Posts: 4,051 Senior Member
    Another point of clarification- I imagine that a large number of the 2000 students auditioning are open to "all" studios, not MT only, or drama only. There were several studios that interested my kid, and she wanted to leave herself open to more than one type of acceptance (she applied the same logic at other schools like CMU). But in reality- though more than one was a possibility, she was not equally interested in all 8. Also- while the odds of getting into one of the 7 drama studios is better than other schools, the odds of getting into any particular one are just as low as MT- if not lower since some studios (including ETW if I am not mistaken) are significantly smaller- And you can't designate interest a single drama studio. (As you can for MT). There were 2 drama studios D liked, and MT. She ended up with her top choice placement, which helped solidify her final decision. Kids who have not had specific acting training might not be familiar with the differences between say Meisner, Adler, and Strasbourg - but for my kid that made a difference, and since she wanted specific things, her odds of getting accepted to a specific spot were just as small as they were at her other BFAs
  • DivamamacitaDivamamacita Registered User Posts: 491 Member
    Just a suggestion -- sometimes we go down a rabbit hole of NYU specific posts that tend to hijack more general threads. Perhaps when these back and forth conversations about one school go on for awhile they could migrate to a thread that is particular to that school?
  • uskoolfishuskoolfish Registered User Posts: 2,935 Senior Member
    With about 424 enrolling at Tisch and Steinhardt, we should be allowed a proportionally larger number of posts. Don't worry, just kidding :)
  • Notmath1Notmath1 Registered User Posts: 538 Member
    edited March 2015
    Do you think their yield is 50%? Then they are offering 800 (out of 2,000 ) to make their spots of 400.
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,587 Senior Member
    edited March 2015
    ^^No, I don't think their yield is 50%. That is pure speculation. In fact, I doubt ANY BFA program (particularly well known ones) has such a LOW yield!

    As I wrote in an earlier post, in my daughter's year, everyone who was offered a spot in MT took it and so they had too many freshmen that year. To suggest a yield of 50% is the opposite extreme.
  • Notmath1Notmath1 Registered User Posts: 538 Member
    edited March 2015
    @transmom and @bogeyw, could it be that the 2000 number Chris, the admission director gave, include the Early Decision applicants? That could account for the difference in the numbers that were reported at the parent info session ( assuming it was a RD info session). I am sure Chris could clarify if there were 600 ED apps.
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,587 Senior Member
    @Notmath1....
    In all due respect, I think it doesn't help to keep posting speculative data. This ends up being misleading and it forces those who have had some affiliation with the school to post correct information and keeps this side bar conversation going.

    The 2000 number for Tisch Drama would be for RD and ED combined. I don't believe that the admissions person would separate out the two.

    I agree also with @toowonderful that NYU is not the only school that gets sidebar discussions on these threads.

    It would help to keep the posts to information and not speculation.
  • toowonderfultoowonderful Registered User Posts: 4,051 Senior Member
    I am glad this is now a separate thread- and I can make another comment without fears of "hijacking". I wonder if the frequent misunderstanding (and/or misinformation) about NYU comes from the fact that it IS so different from any other BFA program. Not just in size, in focus etc. it really is unique. And I will freely admit I have found it confusing as a PART of the system, I can only imagine how confusing it would be to those outside the system!
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