Who Are We?

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts.

No shortage of notable alumni

Since 1965, our program has had a significant impact on the cultural and artistic landscape. Notable graduates include directors Chris Columbus (Rent, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Night at the Museum), Melina Matsoukas (Beyoncé’s LemonadeMaster of None), Ryan Fleck (Captain Marvel) and Jon Watts (Spiderman: Homecoming); editor Sally Menke (Pulp Fiction); independent filmmakers Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men); and many more notable filmmakers.

Telling stories that matter.

Our program mentors young artists in the traditions and innovations of an evolving media landscape that is deeply rooted in visual storytelling. Together, our faculty, staff, and students create more than 5,000 films per year. 

Contact Info

New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 998-1212
Email: admissions.ops@nyu.edu