Clubs play an important role at Tisch. They embody the spirit and diversity of our student body through the many programs and activities they offer. Whether students plan major campus-wide events, produce a publication or show, attend conferences, or do community service, Tisch clubs provide opportunities for leadership, exposure, networking, new experiences, and collaboration between students, faculty, and administrators.
For more information about clubs, including starting a new Tisch club, visit:
For more information about clubs, including starting a new Tisch club, visit:
After School Improv
After School Improv (ASI) is a short and long-form comedy improvisation club dedicated to exploring new forms of comedy and honing performance skills. ASI performs for the NYU and NYC communities, as well as collaborating with other improv clubs. ASI maintains a tight-knit, committed group, and strives to better understand improv not only as an audience-focused performance, but as a communal action and an individually understood art form.
Art Dogs is an inclusive community of students with an interest in the art department for film. The club meets on a monthly basis and includes activities such as tutorials, panels, and screenings and discussions. Additionally, the club is a network for students to not only get involved in the art department but also connect and collaborate with students of different skill sets and styles.
Astor Place Riots
Astor Place Riots (APR) is a stand- up comedy club that produces free shows for the NYU community and beyond. Astor Place Riots provides a safe, welcoming environment for young comedians to workshop their material while building a name for themselves in the New York stand-up scene. Anyone with a love of comedy is encouraged to audition or to attend APR’s open mics and workshops throughout the year.
Broke People Play Festival
Broke People Play Festival is a group of NYU student artists who create original works written, produced, directed, & performed by students.
The Collective is dedicated to the research, exploration, and production of works from the African Diaspora. They seek to create a community in which artists of color are given greater exposure to works are given greater exposure to works and ideas that have relevance to their diverse backgrounds. They have also built relationships with business professionals in the field in order to cultivate a strong network and support system.
Delta Kappa Alpha
DKA, a national professional coeducational cinema fraternity, is a values-based organization working to develop lifelong character in the next generation of filmmakers. DKA fosters student collaboration and artistic development with programs such as a guest speaker, writing/producing circles, and classic film screenings. DKA's philanthropic initiatives include teaching storytelling strategies to local elementary schools and working with service partner SeriousFun Children's Network.
Diversity Art Festival
The Diversity Art Festival is an evening focused on celebrating diversity through the arts with a huge lineup of high-profile guest speakers and highlighted work of fellow NYU students.
Figure Drawing NYU
Figure Drawing NYU is a group of NYU student artists who create original.
Fourth Wall Cinema Salon
Fourth Wall Cinema is a salon dedicated to international art films. Fourth Wall’s goal is to elevate the taste and expand the knowledge of the Tisch community on cinema by hosting curated feature screenings and providing the platform for conversations and informative talks.
Fusion Film Festival
The Fusion Film Festival is a three day student-run film festival that highlights female filmmakers. The club aims to educate it's audience about woman filmmakers if the past, present, and future, and to encourage creative and professional collaboration between the sexes. The Festival includes student film and screenwriting competitions, industry panels, and screenings.
Hammerkatz NYU produces free original monthly sketch comedy shows that are performed live and/or online for the NYU community and beyond, and serves as a de facto “school for comedy”. Hammerkatz alumni have developed pilots for Comedy Central, appeared on MTV and Fuse, and written for The Onion and “30 Rock”.
ISO Magazine is a place for photography students and hobbyists across NYU to publish their work in a high-quality ‘zine. The members and editors earn experience as curators during the editing process, and the ‘zine includes space to promote exhibitions and photography related news. We also transcribe interviews with working photographers to make the ‘zine not only a showcase of student work, but an interesting read on photography and visual culture.
The NYU N’Harmonics
NYU’s hottest, rock-out, co-ed a cappella group is open to all schools and brings music to Tisch and the NYU and NYC communities. The group holds semi-semester concerts in addition to performances at other schools, including Georgetown, Smith College, Brown, and Princeton. The N’Harmonics are one of the craziest, loudest, and most fun groups around campus and are always looking for new talent. Audition necessary.
Shakespeare in the Square
Shakespeare in the Square produces free performances of Shakespeare’s work in and around Washington Square Park. We encourage anyone with a passion for Shakespeare to audition for our Fall and Spring productions. members can also be involved in technical roles, such as costumes design and stage-managing, or in developing our outreach program. The club hosts events throughout the year, including lectures, staged readings, and workshops. We proved an opportunity to experience Shakespeare as Shakespeare intended: under the sun, for a loud, standing, possibly distracted audience.
Stern-Tisch Entertainment Business Association (STEBA)
A collaborative organization of students at the Tisch School of the Arts and the Stern School of Business who are interested in the entertainment business industry. STEBA members attend film screenings, host discussions and talkbacks, and organize social events such as Oscar-watching parties with an eye to both the business and artistic aspects of the industry.
Student Animation League
The Student Animation League is comprised of students who enjoy animation as a pastime as well as those who intend to pursue a career in the field. Activities include group trips to movies, film festivals, and museum exhibits, as well as discussions with guest speakers from the industry. We also serve as a creative and academic network base, encouraging students to help each other on their large animation projects.
Student Producers Association
The Student Producers Association is dedicated to working within the Tisch community to connect competent producers with student filmmakers. SPA also works to provide helpful information and educational resources for student producers as they proceed through school and plan for their career. SPA hosts workshops and networking events, as well as screenings and talkbacks with professionals in the field.
Tisch New Theater
Tisch New Theater was created to meet the need for a participatory theater outlet for non-Drama majors. TNT enables students to work in all faces of the theater, including management, direction, production, and other technical and artistic aspects. While open to all NYU students (including Drama). TNT targets non-Drama majors in Tisch who wish to participate in theater as an extracurricular enhancement to their academic training.
Tisch Talent Guild
Tisch Talent Guild (TTG) is a production office run for and by the students of NYU and Tisch. TTG helps realize student productions by connecting cast and crew members, as well as enabling outside productions to connect with the NYU talent pool.
Views from NYU
Views from NYU is NYU's late night talk show. As a club, Views is dedicated to showcasing NYU artists, as well as providing the crew with experience working in a live TV format. We aim to create a dialogue about NYU students and their endeavors outside of the normal curriculum. By working on this show, we hope that everyone involved will become more well-rounded producers, writers, and crew members, and that they will leave the show with a new perspective on possible jobs in television!