Get Ahead with Tisch Professional Courses

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Create the grotesque through special effects make-up. Explore 360 virtual worlds. Become certified in DaVinci Resolve.

Tisch is offering exciting new short courses this summer to help you refine your skill set and introduce you to new parts of the media industry. Through our Tisch Professional Courses you can take a one-day intensive, a weekend workshop, or a series of classes with instructors who are immersed in their creative fields daily.

Woman wearing a VR set and headphones.


360 Degrees in One Day: An Introduction to 360-Degree Virtual Reality

In 360 Degrees in One Day, you will produce your own 360 video using the freeware program, Unreal Game Engine. You will also be trained in translating these videos into a mobile-viewable format and discuss other VR workflows, such as Oculus Rift.

Your instructor will be Sisa Bueno. Sisa is a documentary film and media maker who has a background in film production and interactive technology, concentrating on virtual reality (VR). With the support of ITVS-PBS, Sisa is currently developing a feature documentary with interactive VR and augmented reality (AR) components.

Student wearing glasses, staring at a computer screen.

Photo by Dylan Kenseth

Intro to DaVinci Resolve

Become certified in DaVinci Resolve in one weekend! In just three days, you’ll complete an editing project from start to finish, using one program. You’ll be trained on the complete editing workflow, including: setting up projects, importing and managing media, editing clips in the timeline, basic color correction, and so much more. At the end of the weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to take a certification exam to become a DaVinci Certified User.

All course sessions will be led by Stevin Azo Michels. Stevin has been teaching video editing and tech theory at Tisch for over 20 years. An award-winning filmmaker, his work has been screened at many major international film festivals, including Sundance and at a retrospective at the ICA London.

Image of a hand bleeding, with deep cuts and scrapes, created with SFX make-up.

Photo by Dylan Kenseth

Blood and Gore 101

Embrace the strange and fantastic with a one-day Special Effects Make-up intensive. In Blood and Gore 101, you will learn how to apply “out-of-kit” make-up effects, including: cuts, bruises, scars, wounds, and burns. You will receive a specially-designed make-up kit, yours to keep after the workshop. Photographs of your work will be available after the class so you can begin or add to your creative portfolio.

Rob Benevides, a special-effects make-up artist for nearly 30 years, is the instructor for Blood and Gore 101. He teaches in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television and in the Open Arts program at Tisch.

Tisch Professional Courses begin this June. If you’re a working professional, adult learner, or burgeoning creative, see what class will help you take that next step in your career.

NYU alumni receive a 10% discount.

Register for Tisch Pro courses and cultivate your artistry this summer!