Tisch Goes Coast to Coast

Connect with entertainment industry professionals from New York and LA online during this January term.

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Core Curriculum

You will be enrolled in the following 2-unit course.

Note for NYU students: This course counts towards the Minor in Producing.

Tisch Goes Coast to Coast

SPEC-UT 81 | 2 units | Online | Instructor: Patti Pearson

This course provides an introductory framework for understanding the dynamics of entering the entertainment and media industry within New York and Hollywood. Through live, synchronous, online meetings with industry professionals in Film, Television, Music, Theatre, Dramatic Writing, Games and Interactive Media, you will learn expectations, industry standards, and professional practices to apply when transitioning from student to a creative professional. You will also understand the specific job functions that are required to effectively and efficiently complete productions. The course aims to build a body of knowledge and information through understanding the various roles and professions that cut across all the competencies required for the industry professional to effectively function as a key member and in most cases, the leader of the creative and business team, assembled to complete a project.

Past guests have included:

View course schedule in Albert.


  • 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.
  • Applications utilized for the course include NYU email and NYU Google Drive, and Zoom.


Monday, January 10, 2022 - Thursday, January 13, 2022


Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – Thursday, January 20, 2022

Classes meet 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

No class on Friday, January 14 or Monday, January 17, 2022

Registration begins October 18, 2021.


This course is open to full-time NYU or visiting undergraduate students.

NYU undergraduates: Register in Albert.

Non-NYU undergraduates: You must apply as a visiting student for course access.