Procedures for Non-Majors

Thank you for your interest in our taking Undergraduate Film and Television (FMTV-UT) coursework. The policies and procedures below pertain only to non-Undergraduate Film and TV (hereafter “non-major”) students who wish to take FMTV-UT courses at the Washington Square campus.

Non-majors interested in taking FMTV-UT courses can refer to the Open Access list. Use this list as a reference when planning your FMTV-UT coursework by noting:

  1. The class you're interested in is on the list (if it is not, it is not open to non-majors).
  2. You have met any and all prerequisites.
  3. The date you can register for the class (Open Access Date).

You will be able to enroll and join the waitlist if you have met all prerequisites on or after the Open Access date. If there is room in the course on the Open Access date, any students on the waitlist will be automatically enrolled (as long as it will not put you over the term maximum for credits and will not cause a time conflict with existing enrollments). For instructions on how to register or use functions within Albert, please contact your academic advisor or refer to the Albert Help Guides. NYU undergraduates cannot self-enroll in more than 18 units per Fall or Spring semester. If a course is not listed, we are not offering seats in it.

Very important: We strongly urge you to set up a swap. Swaps automate the process of getting off a waitlist if a seat becomes available. If you only join a waitlist but do not configure a swap, your chances of getting off the waitlist are virtually nonexistent. If a seat becomes available and you do not have a swap set up, Albert will skip you. You should watch this video to learn how to correctly configure a swap.

For J-Term and Summer courses: Non-majors will be able to enroll in open FMTV-UT classes--provided they have met prerequisites and have a valid registration appointment--as soon as J-Term and Summer registration begins. 

Non-majors are strictly prohibited from reaching out to our faculty prior to enrolling in a course. Non-majors not enrolled in a course (ex. those on waitlists or with no affiliation to the course) who reach out to faculty will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist. 

Undergraduate Film and Television majors are given priority in our coursework. The department reserves the right to manipulate waitlists to advantage Film and Television majors. Students who have declared minors that require some Film and Television coursework (e.g. Producing, BEMT) are not given priority in FMTV-UT courses, even if they are graduating seniors.

Please note: The majority of FMTV-UT coursework requires non-refundable fees. Even if you drop a course before the semester begins or before the add/drop period ends, there is no refund of fees.

If you have questions, please email ugftv.academic.support@nyu.edu and include the following with your query:

  • Your name
  • Your N#
  • Cc your assigned academic advisor (from your major department)