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

Take that next step in your career with online non-credit courses offered through the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television and the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing. 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

Online/Asynchronous: October 14-November 22, 2019

SPEC-NT 201
Instructor: Shivani Khattar

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.

Note:

  • 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.

Non-credit tuition: $4,180

Register for the Film Workshop.

Screenwriting I

Online/Asynchronous: October 14-December 6, 2019

SPEC-NT 300
Instructor: Charlie Schulman

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.

Non-credit tuition: $4,180


Register for Screenwriting I.

Screenwriting I may be taken on its own or bundled with the required courses to complete the Screenwriting Certificate. Four 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

Online/Asynchronous: March 2 - April 24, 2020

SPEC-NT 301
Instructor: TBD
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.

Non-credit tuition: $4,180

Registration for Screenwriting II will begin late October. Please subscribe to our email list to be notified when registration begins.

Screenwriting II may be taken on its own or bundled with the required courses to complete the Screenwriting Certificate. Four 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.

 

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.