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, faculty, and staff is our primary 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
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.
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.
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.
Student Arrival: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Student Departure: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Arrival and departure dates are tentative and subject to change.
Undergraduate Film & TV majors must complete two Sight and Sound courses before they are eligible for this program.
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.
Tuition, Registration, and Services Fees:
Producing for Film & Television (3 units): $5,117
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.