Producing for Film & Television

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. 

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.


Producing for Film & Television

IFMTV-UT 1295 | 3 units | Instructor: Harvey Myman

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. (Optional parking provided).

Media Internship

IFMTV-UT 1038 | 1-5 units

An internship in film, television, or web content will be arranged in conjunction with 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 1-5 units during this summer term.

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 2019 

Student Arrival: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Student Departure: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Arrival and departure dates are subject to change.


Summer 2019 Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00pm ET.

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


Summer 2019

  • Tuition, Registration, and Services Fees:
    Producing for Film & Television (3 units): $4,980

    Internship (1 unit): $1,940
    Internship (2 units): $3,460
    Internship (3 units): $4,980
    Internship (4 units): $6,500
    Internship (5 units): $8,020

  • Housing for 10 weeks (mandatory unless your permanent residence is Los Angeles): $4,280*
  • Airfare: Students will be responsible for booking their own flights to and from Los Angeles.

*Estimated rate from summer 2018.

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.


Students will be housed in Los Angeles.