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Tisch asynchronous 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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Classes

Film Workshop

SPEC-NT 201
Online/Asynchronous
Instructor: Shivani Khattar
Non-Credit Tuition: $4,180


Summer Session I: May 26 - July 5, 2020
Summer Session II: July 6 - August 16, 2020


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.

Notes:

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.
  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis. 
  • The last day to register for Tisch Professional Summer Session I courses is May 5, 2020.
  • Payment deadline for Summer Session I is May 12, 2020.
  • The last day to register for Tisch Professional Summer Session II courses is June 12, 2020.
  • Payment deadline for Summer Session II is June 19, 2020.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held one week 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 in this course collaborate in crews and have weekly assignments. 
  • Students are required to supply their own technology – camera, sound, and editing – for this class. 
  • Students can shoot with their own prosumer camera, DSLR or cell phone that can shoot high quality footage. 
  • 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.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.

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Screenwriting I

SPEC-NT 300
Online/Asynchronous
Instructor: Charlie Schulman
Non-Credit Tuition: $4,180


Summer Session I: May 26 - July 5, 2020
Summer Session II: July 6 - August 16, 2020


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 write a short silent film, a ten minute short film and a 20-30 minute short film, as well as a synopsis for a feature length film. All work will be developed and analyzed in an interactive workshop environment. The class is taught by a professional screenwriter.

Notes:

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.
  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis.
  • The last day to register for Tisch Professional Summer Session I courses is May 5, 2020.
  • Payment deadline for Summer Session I is May 12, 2020.
  • The last day to register for Tisch Professional Summer Session II courses is June 12, 2020.
  • Payment deadline for Summer Session II is June 19, 2020.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held one week 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.
  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.

Review the enrollment procedure for Tisch Professional Courses.

Enroll in 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
Instructor: Christopher Ciancimino
Non-Credit Tuition: $4,180

Summer 2020: July 6 - August 16, 2020


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.

Notes:

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.
  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis.
  • The last day to register for Tisch Professional Summer Session II courses is June 12, 2020.
  • Payment deadline for Summer Session II is June 19, 2020.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held one week 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.
  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.

Review the enrollment procedure for Tisch Professional Courses.

Enroll in 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
Instructor: Charlie Schulman
Non-Credit Tuition: $2,090

Summer Session I: May 26 - July 5, 2020 (SPEC-NT 1000,
Section 001)
Summer Session II: July 6 - August 16, 2020 (SPEC-NT 1000, Section 002)


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.  

Notes:

  • Applicants must be 18 or older to enroll in Tisch Professional Programs.
  • Enrollment and registration is processed on a rolling basis.
  • Mandatory Course Platform Training will be held one week 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.
  • Students in this course collaborate in groups and have weekly assignments.
  • Students should plan to devote 10-15 hours to this course per week.

Review the enrollment procedure for Tisch Professional Courses.

Enroll in 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

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