Producing for Film & Television

This program is on offer for summer 2021; however, we must remain flexible in our response to changing developments due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our students and faculty are of utmost importance. Decisions regarding summer abroad programs and whether or not they will run will be announced in mid-spring 2021.

Spend a summer on the West Coast and gain hands-on experience and an in-depth look at the LA entertainment community. 

"If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture, but global culture."
- Barbara Kruger

"If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture but global culture."


- Barbara Kruger

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

How does an aspiring artist navigate the Hollywood entertainment industry? Through a 10-week internship and a 3-unit course, Producing for Film and Television, students will learn industry standards, expectations, and professional practices to apply when transitioning from student to creative professional. 

Producing for Film and Television can be used towards the Tisch Minor in Producing electives and the Tisch portion of the BEMT Minor.

The Media Internship can be used towards the Minor in Producing or Minor in Documentary.

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Curriculum

Producing for Film & Television

IFMTV-UT 1295 | 3 units | Instructor: Gerard Bocaccio

An examination of the creative, organizational, and managerial roles of the producer in narrative motion pictures and television and will include weekly guest speakers from the industry. Topics include how a production company is formed, functions, creating and obtaining properties, financing, and distribution. The course gives specific attention to the issues that will be faced by students as future industry professionals, including such as working as directors, studio executives, producers or writers. (Each student will be expected to break down and analyze an existing production company, including film and/or television series produced by the company). Classroom and dormitory living space will be provided in the heart of Hollywood.

Media Internship

IFMTV-UT 1038 | 1-4 units

An internship in film, television, or web content is a requisite of participating in this program. In these professional internships, the student's employer or supervisor will evaluate the work of the student. These written evaluations are submitted to the faculty supervisor.

Internships may be taken for 1-4 units during this summer term and are typically 2-3 days per week. Note: 1 unit = 50 hours worked for an internship

Internship opportunities vary. Some of the places program alumni have completed their internships include: Amazon Studios, Disney, 3 Arts Entertainment, The Orchard, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Kaplan Stahler Agency, The Combine, Funny Or Die, Working Title Films, Mad Chance, FilmNation, Overbrook Entertainment, and Color Force.

Students who submit a complete application will be contacted for a one-on-one meeting about internships.

This course allocates as a Craft for Film & TV majors.

Program Dates

Summer 2020 

Student Arrival: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Student Departure: Saturday, August 8, 2020

Arrival and departure dates are subject to change.

Admissions

Prerequisites:

Undergraduate Film & TV majors must complete two Sight and Sound courses before they are eligible for this program.

The summer 2020 application is closed.

Application: Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.  

Eligibility: Open to full-time undergraduate NYU students.

NYU international students: Contact the Office of Global Services to find out if you are eligible for this program based on your present visa status. If OGS confirms you are eligible, please request an email confirmation from them and upload it into your program application.

Non-NYU students are ineligible for this program.

Expenses

Summer 2020

  • Tuition, Registration, and Services Fees:
    Producing for Film & Television (3 units): $5,117

    Internship (1 unit): $1,991
    Internship (2 units): $3,554
    Internship (3 units): $5,117
    Internship (4 units): $6,680

  • Housing for 10 weeks (mandatory unless your permanent residence is Los Angeles): 

    Single (extremely limited): $4,485
    Double: $3,519
  • Airfare: Students will be responsible for booking their own flights to and from Los Angeles.

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.

Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.

Housing

Housing for this program is mandatory. Please note: Your choice of room preference or residence hall preference (if available) is not guaranteed.

NYU assigned housing will provide apartments near to grocery stores, movie theatres, shopping, and LA's world famous Original Farmers Market offering over 100 gourmet grocers, and restaurants.  Students will be housed in doubles in Los Angeles. Within housing, students will have to establish their own contract with the local electric company and pay this bill personally (this charge is in addition to the housing payment submitted to NYU). Limit your heat and air conditioning use to manage the electricity charge.

Students are responsible for their own meals.

Visit the NYU Los Angeles website for more housing information.