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NYU Tisch studio palcement

bdavis926bdavis926 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited December 2010 in Theater/Drama Majors
Hey, I just got accepted into NYU Tisch, but they didn't say anything about what studio i'm in; I would be happy with any studio, but I would prefer to not have Playwrights Horizons oor Experimental Theater Wing. I was wondering when they usually send the studio notification? Thanks!
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  • austinmtmomaustinmtmom Registered User Posts: 2,358 Senior Member
    My D received her studio placement on April 7. CONGRATS on your acceptance to NYU!
  • BvilleLadyBvilleLady Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    Congratulations on your ED acceptance! My son was accepted ED last year. He was willing to accept any studio they suggested. Really. Of course, some studios would have been more "acceptable" than others. But he honestly felt that whatever studio he was assigned to, it was only a matter of two years and then he could move on to an advanced studio of his choosing (based on audition, in some cases). His confidence in Tisch was solid and he trusted their judgment. As you know, ED is an up front commitment and you just have to believe they know where you belong. They thought highly enough of you and your talent to accept you ED. Bravo! Take the time to relish it. Yes, you will have to wait until RD results come in. They are building the class of 2015 and there are so many variables. When you arrive in your assigned studio next fall, you will be among a very select group of talented individuals, all hand picked to fit the program. So, just enjoy the moment and be proud of your accomplishment!

    By the way, my son was assigned to New Studio On Broadway. Loves it!
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,202 Senior Member
    Wow, when did they stop giving studio assignments to E.D. kids shortly after the decision?
  • austinmtmomaustinmtmom Registered User Posts: 2,358 Senior Member
    My D didn't apply ED - she was regular decision. Should have noted that.
  • bdavis926bdavis926 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Yeah I heard that they used to give people their studio assignments a week later; so I was wondering if they still do that? Are you sure that I'll have to wait until Regular Decision?
  • bdavis926bdavis926 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Oh and sorry about the typo in the title btw, I couldn't figure out how to edit it
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,535 Senior Member
    To my knowledge, as well as looking up past posts on College Confidential after NYU/Tisch ED decision results came out in the recent past years, studio placements were sent about a week after admissions notifications. This is also how it is done in the RD round. So, unless something has changed THIS year, I would imagine that Tisch studio placement notifications should be arriving soon for those who were accepted in the ED round. You could always call Tisch to confirm that this is the case, as it has been in past years.
  • BvilleLadyBvilleLady Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    bdavis, I went back and dug through our NYU Tisch file to make sure I was giving you the correct info from last year's ED admissions. My son was notified of his studio placement in an email dated April 7, 2010. It congratulated him on his acceptance into the Department of Drama and then stated: "Based on your artistic review, you have been placed in the: New Studio on Broadway: Music Theatre." Because he has a nice singing voice, he auditioned MT last November. However, as you know, there is no guarantee of what studio you will be assigned to. He was prepared to go into any of the acting studios. In fact, he had a special interest in Playwrights.
  • BvilleLadyBvilleLady Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    Also, I correct myself on stating above that you would have to wait until RD results are in. Close, but April 7 is still nearly a month prior to RD notices. Unfortunately, it looks like you will have to wait a while before learning of your studio. Unless, of course, Tisch changes it's reporting process this year from last. Best advise is to give them a call.

    Best of Luck!
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,202 Senior Member
    BVilleLady, if that's how it was done last year with E.D. kids, I believe it must have been the first time. Studio notification a week or so after acceptance has/had always been the way it was done, both in December and in April. April 7th would be when R.D. kids would receive theirs. That isn't a month prior to R.D. notices. Acceptances go out around April 1 for R.D.
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,535 Senior Member
    Up until last year, ED accepted students to Tisch seemed to learn of their studio around Dec. 21 approximately. If that did not happen last year, that is definitely something new. It might be worth a call to inquire about the policy this year.
  • BvilleLadyBvilleLady Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    Oops! I apologize for any misinformation regarding RD dates. I was thinking May 1st rather than April 1st. (Mixing notification date with agreement by student date, I guess.) Truthfully, my son applied to only one college last year and was accepted ED. End of story. He got his letter of acceptance mid-December 2009 and received his studio assignment on April 7, 2010 via email. The wait was not too painful. He could relax and enjoy the remainder of his high school year. His studio assignment was always in the back of his mind--and he spent a lot of time researching each studio so that he would be prepared for whichever one he received. Ironically, New Studio had no history and there was nothing to research. So wouldn't ya know, he was invited to become a part of the inaugural class of NSB. All new and very exciting.
  • SDonCCSDonCC Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    I am curious what it is that would concern you about Playwrights Horizons. I know that some people worry that it appears not to "just" focus on acting, but the reality is that students obtain rigorous vocal and physical training while also learning what it means to be a performer in a 3-D setting (aka the stage) -- understanding how the visual elements and interpretive decisions inform the actor's work. The students don't study design and directing from a technical standpoint; these classes help them make narrative come alive on stage and understand how production choices influence how a work is portrayed and how it can make an audience feel.

    The different facets of PH studio all reinforce each other in supporting each actor's development and it is an extremely creative environment for the students.
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,535 Senior Member
    It's funny but I was thinking the same thing basically about bdavis' remark about not wanting Playwrights or ETW studio. I know it is likely difficult for him/her to truly understand the studios before attending NYU, but I can bet that his/her opinion on each studio will be different once at Tisch. From all whom I have known who did PH studio, they loved it. It is truly an excellent studio. Also, it is common for prospective students to say, "I don't want ETW." But once they are at Tisch, people start clamoring to get into ETW and it is difficult to get into what is called ETW "transfer track" by audition. Now, when my own kid applied to Tisch, she wanted CAP21 studio (she is in MT) and got it. If I recall, her second and third choices back then were Stella Adler and Playwrights. Now, if you asked me back then if she'd ever end up in ETW, I would have said, "no." But lo and behold, after her seeing the amazing training and effects of that training on her peers who had done ETW (or ETW in Amsterdam), she auditioned for ETW transfer track and did her final three semesters in ETW, as did several of her friends who were in other studios like her. ETW is a very popular and well respected studio at Tisch for those who are already at Tisch but often prospective students don't "get" that studio. But once they become familiar with it, many wish to get into it for advanced studio and can't. So, to the OP, keep an open mind. I can't begin to tell you how many kids LOVE both PH and ETW!!!!!
  • bdavis926bdavis926 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I'm not completely against either studio; i would just prefer to have one of the other four. I actually am warming up to the idea of Playwrights Horizons studio (although it would be a bit weird, because my mother was Casting Director at Playwrights Horizons when it was created, and the head of it was her intern!!!) The idea of ETW appeals to me less because it seems focus a lot on improv, something which is a weak point in my acting. I obviously would be happy with any studio; i just would really like to have Stella Adler or New Studio on Broadway because I feel like they are the safest choices of studio lol.
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