London is home to a thriving film and theatre scene, an ideal location to discover the ins and outs of the entertainment industry.
Learn the behind-the-scenes finaglings it takes to get a production off the ground with Tisch’s Producing in London summer program. Instructors with experience in the industry will guide you through the processes of fundraising and pitching, as well as maneuvering through the complex legal issues that all productions face. If you are an NYU student, you will also satisfy the two core requirements for the Tisch Minor in Producing, a useful complement to any degree in arts, entertainment, or business.
This three-week program will provide you with a foundational understanding of the dynamics of producing. Classes are held at NYU London, Bedford Square.
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"The benefit of this program is that it’s a very small, intimate group - no more than 16 students in the program. So you would never have that experience here in New York, and that means that what I can do in terms of projects, in terms of in-class work and teamwork, with 16 people, I could never do with 60." — Sharon Badal, Professor, Producing in London
Students will enroll in the following two courses for a total of 8 units.
Please Note: Students studying abroad on a Tisch track are not eligible to pursue an internship (except for Theatre in Ghana and Television Writing in London). Tisch programs do not provide work visas.
ISPEC-UT 1006 | 4 units | Instructor: Sharon Badal
Today’s major creative fields—film, television, music, theatre, dance, and new media—need quality producers. A producer with a firm knowledge of the craft, a discerning eye for material, fundraising ability, a grasp of the law, cash flow, people, and ethics is rare. This course provides students with a framework for understanding the dynamics of producing—as an art form and a business profession—and for completing a creative product in the entertainment and media industries. Students are introduced to the basic concepts, terms, and principles that apply to the role of producer in the entertainment and media industries along with the specific job functions that are required to effectively and efficiently complete a production.
This course attempts to track the American entertainment industry from its plebian origins through its rise to becoming the predominant mass entertainment culture in the world. Students discover the origins of the production practices that are employed in the entertainment industry today by following the legendary characters, movie moguls, and media titans of the early 20th century and the companies they built. The emphasis is on the way the visionaries of the time impacted seemingly risk-averse systems to invigorate and sometimes completely revolutionize them. These innovative men and women include, but are not limited, to Louis B. Mayer, George Lucas, Maya Deren, Shirley Clark, Nam Jun Paik, Lucille Ball, Russell Simmons, Clive Davis, Julie Taymor, and Steve Jobs.
Note: Students should wait to receive their admissions notification and confirmation that the program is running prior to purchasing airline tickets. Students accepted to the program should purchase refundable airline tickets and/or travel insurance in the event the program is canceled or program dates are changed due to world events. It is strongly recommended that students purchase insurance for trip cancellation, flight cancellation, luggage loss or damage, as well as medical and accident coverage.
Students are responsible for any COVID-19 testing required to travel to the program location and to return home. For the length of the program, students will be enrolled in GeoBlue Health Insurance. Students traveling beyond the dates of the program are encouraged to enroll themselves in GeoBlue Health Insurance.