Tisch Pro/Online Courses

Tisch online courses for professionals interested in building their creative skillset.

Take that next step in your career with online, non-credit courses. Our faculty will give you the training you need to build your artistic experience and make your idea for a story a reality. Explore the opportunities to refine your craft or be introduced to something totally new. 

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Courses include pre-recorded lectures that students can view at their own pace each week and opportunities for synchronous meetings with faculty and classmates. There are also weekly individual and collaborative assignments due, which are reviewed by the instructor. 

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Summer 2021 Classes

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Branded Storytelling

SPEC-NT 102
Online/Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $4,304


This branded storytelling course takes students through the process of creative short film development, production and post production within a branded context. Students will work in crews online to learn the core principles and traditions of Tisch filmmaking applied in the service of a branded production where a client relationship is key project success. Each student will complete a series of storytelling and branded exercises leading to the completion of a branded film (2-3 minutes in length).  The process will involve developing a creative pitch based on an RFP (request for proposal), script writing/approval, production, post production and final delivery.

Program Dates

Summer Session II: July 6-August 13, 2021

Tuition and Payment

To confirm your attendance a non-refundable deposit of $2,152 will need to be received by our office within 7 days from the date of your admittance letter. If your course costs more than the deposit you will be required to submit the remaining balance by the posted deadline date.

Credit cards are not accepted as payment for tuition. Students will receive an email with a link and NYU Office of the Bursar instructions on submitting payment. Students with a U.S. bank account may submit payment via electronic, personal, or bank check. Students without a U.S. bank account may submit payment through Flywire or Global Pay for Students by Western Union Business Solutions.

Please review the full Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Deadlines

  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis. 
  • The registration deadline for Summer Session II is June 11, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer Session II is June 25, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.

Course Hours and Technical Requirements

  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held a few days before the class start date. (Students will watch a short, prerecorded video and have the option of additional live training if needed. This training will allow students to become familiar with using the online course platform before the class officially begins. The training will need to be completed by the first day of class.)
  • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability.
  • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires Chrome web browser.

Review the registration process for Tisch Professional Courses.

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Documentary Workshop

SPEC-NT 200
Online/Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $4,304


This documentary workshop online course takes students through all the crucial steps of documentary filmmaking from the development of ideas and research, through editing and postproduction. Students work in crews online to learn the core principles and traditions of documentary filmmaking.  Each student completes one portrait and a final short documentary film (3-8 minutes) for a rough-cut screening at the end of the semester. 

Program Dates

Summer Session II: July 6-August 13, 2021

Tuition and Payment

To confirm your attendance a non-refundable deposit of $2,152 will need to be received by our office within 7 days from the date of your admittance letter. If your course costs more than the deposit you will be required to submit the remaining balance by the posted deadline date.

Credit cards are not accepted as payment for tuition. Students will receive an email with a link and NYU Office of the Bursar instructions on submitting payment. Students with a U.S. bank account may submit payment via electronic, personal, or bank check. Students without a U.S. bank account may submit payment through Flywire or Global Pay for Students by Western Union Business Solutions.

Please review the full Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Deadlines

  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis. 
  • The registration deadline for Summer Session II is June 11, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer Session II is June 25, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.

Course Hours and Technical Requirements

  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held a few days before the class start date. (Students will watch a short, prerecorded video and have the option of additional live training if needed. This training will allow students to become familiar with using the online course platform before the class officially begins. The training will need to be completed by the first day of class.)
  • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability.
  • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires Chrome web browser.

Review the registration process for Tisch Professional Courses.

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Film Workshop

SPEC-NT 201
Online/Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $4,304


This online workshop introduces participants to the theory and techniques of developing and producing short films that are shot and edited digitally. As most students enter the program with little or no experience in film or video, early assignments familiarize them with equipment as well as documentary, experimental, and narrative approaches. Working in online crews, students will collaborate to develop their directing, shooting, and editing skills as they produce music videos and short films (three to five minutes in length). Special emphasis is placed on storytelling through visual language. Students learn the basics of screenwriting through writing exercises, reading assignments, viewing online media examples. as well as the script development and research of their short films. Through streaming lectures and video meetings this online workshop will highlight the fundamentals of story structure, character development, communication of thematic statements, and visual storytelling, among other topics. In addition, the course includes screenings of significant works, master classes, and discussions with industry professionals/Tisch faculty.

Program Dates

Spring Session I: January 25-March 5, 2021 (Registration is closed.)
Summer Session I: May 25-July 2, 2021
Summer Session II: July 6-August 13, 2021

Tuition and Payment

To confirm your attendance a non-refundable deposit of $2,152 will need to be received by our office within 7 days from the date of your admittance letter. If your course costs more than the deposit you will be required to submit the remaining balance by the posted deadline date.

Credit cards are not accepted as payment for tuition. Students will receive an email with a link and NYU Office of the Bursar instructions on submitting payment. Students with a U.S. bank account may submit payment via electronic, personal, or bank check. Students without a U.S. bank account may submit payment through Flywire or Global Pay for Students by Western Union Business Solutions.

Please review the full Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Deadlines

  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis. 
  • The registration deadline for Summer Session I is May 7, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer Session I is May 14, 2021.
  • The registration deadline for Summer Session II is June 11, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer Session II is June 25, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.

Course Hours and Technical Requirements

  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held a few days before the class start date. (Students will watch a short, prerecorded video and have the option of additional live training if needed. This training will allow students to become familiar with using the online course platform before the class officially begins. The training will need to be completed by the first day of class.)
  • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability.
  • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires Chrome web browser.

Review the registration process for Tisch Professional Courses.

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Screenwriting I

SPEC-NT 300
Online/Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $4,304


Do you want to learn how to write a movie? This introductory screenwriting course will teach you the basics. Students in this class will learn the fundamental components of screenwriting by studying produced movies and by writing their own. Students are required to complete the first act of a screenplay in class with a treatment for the rest of the screenplay. All work will be developed and analyzed in an interactive workshop environment. The class is taught by a professional screenwriter.

Program Dates

Spring Session I: January 25-March 5, 2021 (Registration is closed.)
Summer Session I: May 25-July 2, 2021
Summer Session II: July 6-August 13, 2021

Tuition and Payment

To confirm your attendance a non-refundable deposit of $2,152 will need to be received by our office within 7 days from the date of your admittance letter. If your course costs more than the deposit you will be required to submit the remaining balance by the posted deadline date.

Credit cards are not accepted as payment for tuition. Students will receive an email with a link and NYU Office of the Bursar instructions on submitting payment. Students with a U.S. bank account may submit payment via electronic, personal, or bank check. Students without a U.S. bank account may submit payment through Flywire or Global Pay for Students by Western Union Business Solutions.

Please review the full Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Deadlines

  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis. 
  • The registration deadline for Summer Session I is May 7, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer Session I is May 14, 2021.
  • The registration deadline for Summer Session II is June 11, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer Session II is June 25, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.
  • Students must opt to enroll in either Screenwriting I or Writing for the Screen. You may not enroll in both.

Course Hours and Technical Requirements

  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held a few days before the class start date. (Students will watch a short, prerecorded video and have the option of additional live training if needed. This training will allow students to become familiar with using the online course platform before the class officially begins. The training will need to be completed by the first day of class.)
  • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability.
  • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires Chrome web browser.

Review the registration process for Tisch Professional Courses.

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Screenwriting I may be taken on its own or bundled with the required courses to complete the Screenwriting Certificate. Four online courses are required to complete the Screenwriting Certificate: Screenwriting I, Screenwriting II, Intro to Writing the Half-Hour Comedy, and Writing the One-Hour Television Drama. 

Screenwriting II

SPEC-NT 301
Online/Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $4,304


Pre-requisite: Screenwriting I

This intermediate level screenwriting course picks up where Screenwriting I left off: the writing of feature length screenplays. The goal of the class is the completion of a first draft of an original feature length screenplay, after developing a pitch, a synopsis and an outline. The reading and analysis of six to eight screenplays is also required. Like Screenwriting I, this is an interactive workshop class taught by a professional screenwriter.

Program Dates

Spring 2021: March 8, 2021 - April 16, 2021 (Registration is closed)
Summer 2021: July 6-August 13, 2021

Tuition and Payment

To confirm your attendance a non-refundable deposit of $2,152 will need to be received by our office within 7 days from the date of your admittance letter. If your course costs more than the deposit you will be required to submit the remaining balance by the posted deadline date.

Credit cards are not accepted as payment for tuition. Students will receive an email with a link and NYU Office of the Bursar instructions on submitting payment. Students with a U.S. bank account may submit payment via electronic, personal, or bank check. Students without a U.S. bank account may submit payment through Flywire or Global Pay for Students by Western Union Business Solutions.

Please review the full Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Deadlines

  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis. 
  • The last day to register for Spring is February 24, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Spring is March 2, 2021.
  • The registration deadline for Summer is June 11, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer is June 25, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.

Course Hours and Technical Requirements

  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held a few days before the class start date. (Students will watch a short, prerecorded video and have the option of additional live training if needed. This training will allow students to become familiar with using the online course platform before the class officially begins. The training will need to be completed by the first day of class.)
  • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability.
  • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires the Chrome web browser.

Review the registration process for Tisch Professional Courses.

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Screenwriting II may be taken on its own or bundled with the required courses to complete the Screenwriting Certificate. Four online courses are required to complete the Screenwriting Certificate: Screenwriting I, Screenwriting II, Intro to Writing the Half-Hour Comedy, and Writing the One-Hour Television Drama. 

Writing for the Screen

SPEC-NT 1000, Section 001 and 002
Online/Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $2,152


Participants will examine the principles and processes of writing for the screen. Topics include finding and developing story ideas, film language and script structure.  By the end of the course, students will have participated in in-depth film analysis and intensive screenwriting exercises and discussions. At the end of the course, students are expected to complete a film treatment (prose description of your film) with a step outline for a feature film or T.V. episode you plan to write. In addition, you must hand in the first scene (3-5 pages) of your script with dialogue.  

Program Dates

Spring Session II 2021: March 8, 2021 - April 16, 2021 (Registration is closed)
Summer Session I 2021: May 24-July 2, 2021
Summer Session II 2021: July 6-August 13, 2021 

Tuition and Payment

To confirm your attendance a non-refundable deposit of $2,152 will need to be received by our office within 7 days from the date of your admittance letter. If your course costs more than the deposit you will be required to submit the remaining balance by the posted deadline date.

Credit cards are not accepted as payment for tuition. Students will receive an email with a link and NYU Office of the Bursar instructions on submitting payment. Students with a U.S. bank account may submit payment via electronic, personal, or bank check. Students without a U.S. bank account may submit payment through Flywire or Global Pay for Students by Western Union Business Solutions.

Please review the full Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Deadlines

  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis. 
  • The last day to register for Spring is February 24, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Spring is March 2, 2021.
  • The registration deadline for Summer Session I is May 7, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer Session I is May 10, 2021.
  • The registration deadline for Summer Session II is June 11, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for Summer Session II is June 25, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.
  • Students must opt to enroll in either Screenwriting I or Writing for the Screen. You may not enroll in both.

Course Hours and Technical Requirements

  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held a few days before the class start date. (Students will watch a short, prerecorded video and have the option of additional live training if needed. This training will allow students to become familiar with using the online course platform before the class officially begins. The training will need to be completed by the first day of class.)
  • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability.
  • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires the Chrome web browser.

Review the registration process for Tisch Professional Courses.

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.

If you are a high school student, apply to the Online High School Filmmakers Workshop or the Online High School Screenwriters Workshop

If you've completed the enrollment form and have been accepted by Tisch Special Programs Admissions, please visit the Tisch Professional/Online Courses Admitted Students webpage for your next steps. 

Students in need of accessibility-related information who are considering Tisch Professional Courses should contact the Moses Center for Student Accessibility. An Accessibility Specialist is able discuss accessibility and possible accommodations at NYU. Additional information and resources are available on the Moses Center for Student Accessibility website.