The 15-month, completely remote degree will allow students from around the world to tap into Tisch’s top-notch faculty and alumni network.

Students set up a camera shot on a film set.
Tisch students work on a student film in Prague in 2016. (Photo by Vincent Cota)

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts is accepting applications for a new, entirely online Master of Arts degree in Producing, a flexible, 15-month program that will cover every aspect of producing. Starting in the fall of 2024, students can complete the 32-credit program without moving to New York City.

This is the first fully-online degree offered by NYU Tisch, a center for creative filmmaking since 1965. Guided by acclaimed faculty and industry professionals, students will complete the coursework in seven-week modules that feature a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Courses will cover the pitch and development stage, production, post-production, and marketing and distribution. Other topics include fundraising, casting and leadership.

Applications and additional information can be found on the Tisch website. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2024.

The fully-online program will attract students from around the world and meet the needs of students who require flexibility.

“We are excited to invite a new wave of creative producers to cultivate their craft alongside leading industry professionals. Our new program emphasizes a collaborative, flexible approach to bringing film and television projects to fruition and will equip students with a full breadth of producing skills in a modern learning environment,” said Tisch School of the Arts Dean Allyson Green.

The coursework will be presented on Smashcut, a learning platform developed by Tisch alum Daniel Blackman for visual and media arts education.

“An online master’s degree in film and television producing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts is just the ticket to launch a career in the entertainment business. Classes are conducted through both video lectures and interaction with an NYU professor. Students carve out class time and do homework to fit their schedule. And while students attend classes from the comfort of their own homes, the course offers opportunities for local internships and international film festival visits,” says Associate Professor David K. Irving.

Although the degree is new, Tisch has a long track record for educating producers. Alumni include Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan, Insecure’s Melina Matsoukas, Night at the Museum's Chris Columbus, Nomadland’s Mollye Asher and many more.

About the NYU Tisch School of the Arts

For over 50 years, the NYU Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast artistic and cultural resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts. Today, students learn their craft in a spirited, risk-taking environment that combines the professional training of a conservatory with the liberal arts education of a premier global university with campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and 11 academic centers around the world. Learn more at

About Smashcut

Smashcut is a next-generation online learning platform and content studio focused on the visual and media arts. Smashcut partners with educators to develop and deliver online learning that blends the accessibility of digital with the real-time interaction of traditional instruction.  To learn more, visit

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