Introduction to Virtual Production

Image from "Elevate" a student pre-visualization film created in Epic Games Unreal Engine

Image from "Elevate" a student pre-visualization film created in Epic Games Unreal Engine

Registration is open for spring 2023!

Introduction to Virtual Production

4 Credits
January 23 - May 8, 2023
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. EST
Instructor: Professor Sang Jin Bae

Open to all Tisch graduate and undergraduate students.

Note: Introduction to Virtual Production counts as a craft course for Tisch Undergraduate Film and Television majors. The course counts as elective credit for all other undergraduate majors at Tisch.

Tisch Graduate Students: Please check with your advisor for course allocation to your degree.


Intro to Virtual Production is a hands-on class composed of lectures, discussions, screenings, exercises, group critiques and presentations. The course is designed to expose students to the fundamental principles of storytelling through Virtual Production including writing, directing, cinematography, performance, editing, art direction, and technical direction. The course will explore emerging techniques utilizing software and technology. How do you tell a story in this new form of collaboration? How can students apply what is learned to their own creative work? History and theory of Virtual Production will be studied and used to inspire personal and creative work in order to better understand how story through Virtual Production can successfully be expressed and most effectively reach its audience.

Student Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles of virtual production
  2. Create a production plan for a virtual production
  3. Feel confident creating and implementing a short virtual production project