Special Programs: Online and Around the World

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

Welcome to the fall semester at Tisch! We look forward to a year full of community, collaboration, and creativity.

Tisch Special Programs is excited to share the latest about new online courses and new faculty. We also have events and lots of study abroad opportunities you don’t want to miss. 


Independent filmmaker Shivani Khattar will be teaching the Film Workshop this fall. This is Tisch’s first online, asynchronous filmmaking workshop for adults! 

Shivani’s work ranges from feature films to branded content and commercials. She has made future-forward documentaries for NBC News’ streaming platforms and has worked as the New York Lead Video Producer for Engadget.com. She earned her MFA degree in Film Directing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she received the Paulette Godard Scholarship two years in a row.

Photos of Shivani Khattar and Charlie Schulman

Shivani Khattar and Charlie Schulman

Writer and producer Charlie Schulman will be teaching Screenwriting I online this fall - another first! This is also an asynchronous course for adults. 

Charlie is the writer and producer of the off-Broadway musical Goldstein. His play The Great Man was a finalist for The Terrance McNally Award. Other awards include The Charles MacArthur Award for Comedy, The Paulette Goddard Fellowship, and The Walton Fellowship (Arena Stage).

The Film Workshop and Screenwriting I start in October. Learn more and enroll


Biologist-turned-filmmaker Alexis Gambis will be teaching Postcards from Cuba in January Term 2020. His films combine documentary and fiction, oftentimes embracing animal perspectives. He has written and directed over a dozen shorts that have played at festivals worldwide. Alexis is also a TED 2019 Fellow. 

Photos of Sydney Harbour, The Hollywood Sign, Havana, Cuba, and the Louvre museum in Paris


Tisch study abroad programs are open to NYU and visiting undergraduate students. Don’t forget to review the eligibility requirements and to discuss any plans to study abroad with your academic advisor before starting your application.


Attend an event to talk to study abroad alumni and instructors. 

Stanislavski, Brecht, and Beyond Info Session
Tuesday, September 10
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tisch Undergraduate Drama Arts Professor Kevin Kuhlke and program alumni will discuss the practical training and master classes offered in the spring Berlin program. Learn more and RSVP.

Shakespeare in Performance at RADA Info Session
Monday, October 7
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Geoff Bullen, Director of Short Courses at RADA, along with program alumni for a conversation about this immersive acting program offered in London. Learn more and RSVP.

More events will be announced on the Tisch Special Programs calendar

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Tisch Special Programs has opportunities for Tisch students, NYU non-Tisch majors, and visiting students, including high school students and working professionals. Find what’s right for you - contact us or stop by!

Have a great semester!