On the 20th of March 2008, Tisch Asia had its first ever open house for prospective students.
Naturally, I went there because Tisch, oh TIIIIIIIIIISCH, I wantsss you… I’m swayed by either the Dramatic Writing or Film Production master degree but then I’m not rich girl… So… le sigh.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t hurt to just at least go to the open house and bask in it if I’m unable to do the degree in the future..
Firstly, I knew where the school was since I had worked at the location before the school moved… It’s technically a place where schools move into before their buildings are done at whatever location it is. Anywho… I went with a few friends and even though I DID know the location, finding the school is like an Amazing Race.
That’s the view when you turn back from the road… the main school is pretty deep inside… And after trudging up a hill and passing by a park, we finally get to see the school!
Or at least the sign. Trust me, there’s still a LOT of walking to do. After handing our particulars to the nice security guard, we walked… UP again, towards the school.
Coincidentally, the path seemed a bit dejavu-ish to me. I actually had a dream where there was a path like that before and a building, only it didn’t have the painted words on it anyway.
The newspapers had previously written about Tisch Asia being very discreet… I didn’t know how discreet until I went there that day. The signs weren’t even that big on the open house and those who were REALLY interested in Tisch got to know about it. It’s like… “If you want it, you must seek for the mystical source of blablabla!”.
We got a tour of the school and it is seriously awesome.
It seems like this might definitely be the permanent location as the stages are being built along with the sets.
The had a green screen room too and various screening rooms and stuff. And ooh! OOH!
SANDBAGS!!! I mean, yeah sure, I’ve seen sandbags and used them before in productions and all but LE FREAKING GASP. These were so cute and they were NYU LABELLED ON THEM. You can never mistake a common sandbag for a sandbag of Tisch now.
As it is still under construction, the place looks pretty spartan for now. Nonetheless, the walls are decorated with movie posters, some autographed, some not but all of them are movies done by the alumni of the school.
Anywho, the whole tour was informative and it makes me want to take their courses and stuff. At the moment, it looks like I can afford the summer courses at the very least. Okay… not really, I can only afford it next year or something since my monies are going to my studies for my bachelor at the moment.
Check out their summer courses if you can’t afford the degree or don’t have the time to take it! Only, you know… We don’t have summer since it’s summer all year round here. The courses are during May till August for those who don’t know when “summer” is.
Fun fact, FILM STOCK and PROCESSING is free when you do so!!!! Email them for more info or anything like that, I’m sure they’d be willing to answer about the courses.
And if you guys are lucky enough to be qualified under the media schemes by the Media Development Authority, try and check them out as you apply for the courses. You might get reimbursed or have your fees cut in half.
If you’re interested in film making and screen writing, this is definitely the place for you.
Just don’t be afraid of the dark… It can get creepy then.