Based on their individual needs and interests, Gallatin students take courses in graduate programs throughout the University. As long as they have met the prerequisites and the program does not limit enrollment to its own students, Gallatin students are eligible to enroll in courses in all the other schools of NYU (except the School of Medicine and the College of Dentistry). Many Gallatin students eventually take courses in two or three different NYU graduate schools.
As part of their program planning, students should refer to the bulletins and Web sites of all the schools in which they might study. These describe the available courses and outline some of the regulations and constraints relative to cross-registration. Although enrollment is simple in most cases, some courses require permission from the instructor or department; some departments severely limit the enrollment of nonmajors. Special permission is always required, for instance, in the School of Law; in several departments and programs of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (e.g., psychology, journalism, anthropology, creative writing and fine arts); and in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. Some programs are highly restrictive, such as the Graduate School of Arts and Science Creative Writing Program and some programs in the Tisch School of the Arts (see below).
Gallatin graduate students may take a maximum of 6 graduate units per term in the Stern School of Business.
Courses in the Tisch School of the Arts
Courses in the acting, dance, design, musical theater writing and film departments at the Tisch School of the Arts are frequently not available to Gallatin students. However, it is often possible for students to design a program in these areas utilizing courses in other NYU departments, internships, independent studies, tutorials, private lessons, Tisch Open Arts Curriculum graduate-level courses, and Gallatin elective graduate-level courses.
Although Gallatin students are not able to take film production courses in the graduate film department in the Tisch School of the Arts, students may take up to 12 units in the undergraduate department of Film and Television, provided the courses are at least at the 1000 level. Specifically, the digit after the alpha characters must be 1, such as FMTV-UT1018. There is no limit to the number of units students may take at the 2000 level, such as FMTV-UT2014. Students may not take courses at the lowest level, such as FMTV-UT4. The film department is the only one in which Gallatin allows its graduate students to take undergraduate courses.
Gallatin students may also take graduate level courses in film in the Tisch Open Arts Curriculum.