The MA in Producing is a fully online specialized graduate degree program that focuses on producing as an art form and business profession for film, television, and branded content. Students will train in all aspects of producing in from pitch and development to completed project and distribution.
This is a 15-month program, with courses offered in the fall, spring, and summer. The last fall semester is comprised of the Thesis class only.
Yes, all courses will be taken remotely and are fully online. Classes are asynchronous and follow a weekly schedule, allowing students to watch the pre-recorded lessons and participate in crew-based and individual assessment activities. Other parts of the curriculum are synchronous, in which there is a scheduled day and time for a real-time class session or live video meeting with your instructor. All course material and communication will be delivered on the learning management system (LMS).
This program does not require any in-person courses, activities, or opportunities in New York. Students have the opportunity to participate in a curated experience at an industry film festival.
Yes, there is a thesis project. Students will choose to produce a short film, produce a prospectus of a proposed film or TV pilot, or write a research paper. All students will be required to present their thesis to a panel of faculty and industry professionals.
No, this program does not offer a sponsored F-1 or J-1 visa as all required coursework takes place online.
No, this program does not offer Optional Practical Training (OPT).
All courses in the program will be delivered through Smashcut, an online learning platform for media-based education. The course content consists of video lecture material, group activities and discussion, one-on-one meetings with the professor, and collaborative projects.
Students will have access to NYU digital resources and the NYU VPN and NYU facilities on campus that are open to all degree students. Students will not have access to Tisch equipment, classrooms, production, or post-production laboratories and NYU facilities abroad.
No, transfer credits from another program, college or university are not accepted for this program.
No, credits for the program are not waived based on life or professional experience.
Yes, you must have completed a Bachelor's degree or higher.
No, we consider applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are looking for passionate storytellers.
No, your prior studies or work experience do not need to be in the film and television industry. Applicants from different academic fields and careers are welcome to apply for this program. Stories are needed now more than ever and come from all walks of life.
The application deadline for fall 2024 is February 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
In the Personal Details section of the online application, non-native English speaking applicants are required to upload copies of one of the following English language proficiency examinations:
- TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)
- IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
- PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic)
- CAE or CPE (Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency)
- Duolingo English Test
Exemption from English language proficiency testing will be given:
If your native language is English.
You already completed (at the time of application submission) at least 3 or more consecutive, full academic years at a school/university where the primary language of instruction was English.
- If you are currently matriculated in a full-time NYU degree program.
Exams should be completed before the application deadline, and results cannot be more than 2 years old. While we will consider scores received after the application deadline, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to wait for those scores to arrive before making an admissions decision.
We don’t have minimum score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive: 100 and above on the TOEFL iBT, 7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic, 70 and above on the PTE Academic, 191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale, or 125 and above on the Duolingo English Test.
28 students will be accepted to the MA in Producing.
Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to look for outside sources of aid as well. Most students will also take out loans to cover tuition.
All U.S. applicants who are 1.) accepted and 2.) have filed the FAFSA, will receive a financial aid package from NYU. U.S. applicants are strongly urged to complete the FAFSA by January 15.
International students are urged to look for outside sources of funding well in advance of the acceptance notice. Please note that non-U.S. citizens do not qualify for US Federal grants and loans, and thereby cannot file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the U.S. government. International students can secure private educational loans from U.S. institutions if they have a cosigner who is a U.S. citizen. If financial aid is an important aspect of your application, don’t overlook funding opportunities from your home country, and from foundations that are internationally based, along with all possible personal, family and local resources.
Visit the Tisch Student Affairs Financial Aid website for more information.
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