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NYU-Tisch double major?

skewlcounselorskewlcounselor Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
edited March 2013 in Theater/Drama Majors
Does anyone have any knowledge of Tisch students being able to double major? It has been said, in theory, that it's do-able but I wonder the likelihood.

I know studio days are MWF and students can take other classes on T/Th, but is it realistic to be able to complete the requirements of a major in two days? Also, looking at the tuition page, it looks like students are limited to a certain number of classes before they have to pay an up charge. So, I am wondering if anyone has direct experience with this....
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Replies to: NYU-Tisch double major?

  • glassharmonicaglassharmonica Registered User Posts: 3,343 Senior Member
    Do you mean two majors within Tisch? We did look into this last year.
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,342 Senior Member
    My D did a double major in CAS, as did several of her friends. As for the issue with credits and increased tuition charges, check with Tisch for current info. She graduated years ago, so it might be likely that policies have changed.
  • skewlcounselorskewlcounselor Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
    @always....would your D recommend a double major? Has it helped opening doors/sustain an income outside of theatre, etc.
  • SDonCCSDonCC Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    Students can also take one or two "academic semesters," where they don't do studio (but can still take acting electives). A number of students end up doing this, whether to study abroad or just pursue other interests. Students have to have a minimum of six studio semesters, but can take up to eight. A semester's worth of studio can also be done during the summer, either through a study abroad program or in one of the studio options in the city, of which there are a few.

    What might be hard is fitting in the major with classes that meet only on the alternate days from studios. This is one drawback of the program, because if a student does do studio every semester, there may be classes that are of interest but don't take place on the right days for a Drama major.
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,342 Senior Member
    @always....would your D recommend a double major? Has it helped opening doors/sustain an income outside of theatre, etc.

    I don't know if she'd recommend it to others unless they had similar goals as she did. She's also a playwright and her courses, I'm sure, helped her develop into an accomplished writer. She has been fortunate to support herself entirely since graduation with her theatre/playwright skills so, for her, an income outside of theatre has not been necessary.

    I will say, and I'm sure my D would agree, that double majoring isn't easy and it requires a strong work ethic, good time management skills, and determination. My D was an excellent academic student and had carried a heavy load at a competitive arts high school so she felt prepared to continue in college. Other students may find it to be too much.
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