In addition to the NYU Undergraduate Application, all applicants for the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing for Fall 2013 must submit a Dramatic Writing Portfolio Submission Packet.
This packet must include the following 3 items:
1. Cover Sheet
Name (Last, First, MI)
Date of Birth
Deadline (ED, Regular, Transfer***)
Type of Writing Samples (script for television, play script, screenplay, short story, etc.)
Mailing Address Contact Telephone/Email
*** If transfer, please include the name of your current college or univeristy, or the name of your college or department at NYU or Tisch.
2. Statement of Purpose
Based on your life, background and unique personal experiences, describe in no more than 300 words what you will bring to the Dramatic Writing Program. You may also describe one important project idea that you would like to develop in the program.
3. Writing Portfolio
Submit 3-4 separate writing samples that together total at least 15 pages and that do not exceed 25 pages. At least one of these samples MUST be a sample of dramatic writing (Screenplay, Stage Play, or Script for Television). The other 2-3 samples may be, but are not limited to, additional dramatic writing samples, memoirs, short stories, fictional material, and adaptation based on fact. Choose material that is dramatic and self-contained, with an inherent conflict, a strong protagonist, and a beginning, middle, and end. Do not bind portfolios. Stapled or paper clipped portfolios are preferred.
Do not submit: Co-written material (the work must be yours and yours alone), Poetry, Elevator Pieces (i.e. two people, total opposites, get stuck in an elevator), Journalism, or “writing prompts” from other colleges or universities. Do not submit DVDs or CDs of any kind. Please label all pages of the Statement of Purpose and Writing Portfolio with: Last Name, First Name of the applicant (i.e., Smith, Susan).
How To Submit
You must submit TWO copies of your portfolio, one electronic and one hard copy.
Send portfolio materials as a PDF file to DDWportfolio.firstname.lastname@example.org, AND as a hard copy to the address below.
In the subject line of the email, please put your last name and “Undergraduate Portfolio” (i.e., Smith, Undergraduate Portfolio).
The Dramatic Writing Department
Undergraduate Admissions Writing Portfolio
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
721 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003-6807
Please note that portfolio materials will not be returned to the applicant.
Important Deadlines for Fall 2013 Entrance (RECEIVED as hard and electronic copies, not postmarked)
Early Decision I: November 1, 2012
Regular Decision: January 1, 2013
(For 1/1 deadline, Portfolio may be received as hard copy on 1/4 due to holiday break. Undergraduate application online is still due on the 1st)
Internal Transfer: March 1, 2013
External Transfer: April 1, 2013