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About the Program

Open Arts is the crossroads learning space at Tisch, where NYU students from all majors come to apply their training, challenge their viewpoints, and expand their practice. The strength of the Open Arts classroom experience is derived from this creative exchange of different academic backgrounds, artistic disciplines and scholarly pursuits.

New! BFA Degree

Open Arts is also home to the NEW BFA in Collaborative Arts, a degree program for students who want to focus their studies on multi- and interdisciplinary arts practice and research at Tisch through an innovative new curriculum designed to emphasize collaboration.

Open Arts Courses for Non-majors

Most Open Arts courses are specially designed to give NYU students introductory exposure, foundational and/or intermediate knowledge, and hands-on experience in various artistic fields. In these courses, every student has the opportunity to integrate and apply arts practice and process to their own field of study, and to engage in creative interaction with a wide range of students across the university. Many Open Arts courses also fulfill requirements and electives for Tisch Minors. Students should consult their own department advisor to determine how the courses will allocate to a particular degree at NYU.

Open Arts Courses for BFA Students

Some Open Arts courses are restricted to students earning the BFA in Collaborative Arts. These courses are centered around interdisciplinary arts practice, research, and collaboration.