NYU Los Angeles offers a focused, interdisciplinary program sponsored by multiple schools. Students should plan to take courses across multiple schools and departments, including the required Experiential Learning Seminar.
Course listings are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Students should submit a study away application and plan to enroll in a minimum of four in-person credits. Information about the application, housing, tuition and fees will be available later in the fall semester.
Abu Dhabi and Shanghai course equivalencies
- For Abu Dhabi students, please see the Abu Dhabi course equivalencies on this page. Please note this is only applicable to NYU Abu Dhabi degree students.
- For Shanghai students, please see the Shanghai course equivalencies on this page. Please note this is only applicable to NYU Shanghai degree students.
Courses by Department
Digital Business Strategy - MKTG-UB 9056 - 2 points
Prerequisite: Requires sophomore and above standing
In the world of digital and networked media, the technology industries that provide the infrastructure for the entertainment and media industries have become important. In particular, platform- mediated networks have become very important. This course will cover platforms from a strategy and marketing perspective. The objectives will be to understand how platforms function, the unique challenges they face, and how platform oriented companies can leverage their strengths and achieve success in the marketplace. These objectives will be achieved through a combination of readings, class discussions, case analysis and a group project.
Movie Marketing - MKTG-UB 9022 - 2 points
Prerequisite: Requires sophomore and above standing
Movie marketing is a fast paced, highly interactive course designed to give students a basic overview and understanding of all aspects of a domestic movie marketing campaign, focusing on business decisions with the goal of developing a competitive advantage for a film’s theatrical life and beyond. The course will examine a range of movies, from low-budget independent to tent pole film franchises, and explore concepts, processes and different strategic approaches used by today’s distributors.
Experiential Learning Seminar - NODEP-UA 9980 - 2 points
Open enrollment for any major. Application required.
Students who secure an in-person or remote internship, on their own or with the assistance of NYU LA enroll in the Experiential Learning class. Completing the application above is required and will give students access to NYU LA’s list of internship resources which can be helpful in finding opportunities. This is open to any major who wants to do an internship based in LA only.
Producing for Film and Television - IFMTV-UT 1295G - 3 points
Prerequisite: Must be Tisch Film and TV majors or Stern/Tisch Dual Degree BS/BFA Film and TV students
This class is an examination of the creative, organizational, and managerial roles of the producer in narrative motion pictures and television. Topics include how a production company is formed, functions, creates and obtains properties, financing and distribution. The course gives specific attention to the issues that will be faced by students as future producers and/or production and studio executives.
This class is primarily a creative producing class—and it will focus on the Los Angeles entertainment industry. And it will examine both feature film development and production and the television industry.
This class will provide students a roadmap of how the Los Angeles film and television industry works. It will also help students decide what kinds of projects to develop and acquire, how to assemble the necessary elements, such as director, writer, cast, etc., and to construct a realistic overall producing plan. Today’s producer must be an entrepreneur, navigating and setting his/her own course in a dynamically changing world, as well as someone who can find and create content.
Film, Race and Representation - IDSEM-UG 9650 - 4 points
This course examines filmic representations of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and corresponding political, cultural, and social ideologies. Our aim will be to understand dominant and subversive storytelling techniques in films that focus on racialized subjects, sexual identity and class privilege in the US. The goal is to illuminate how meanings of race are constructed and can be read through filmic aspects. We will focus on contemporary films by diverse filmmakers paying particular attention to matters of film authorship, narrative and rhetorical strategy, and technologies of cinema. Our analysis will illuminate how operations of power function filmically to produce both conventional and transgressive gazes. Screenings include work by and about people of color in both historical and contemporary contexts.
Television: History and Form - MCC-UE 9006 - 4 points
Note. This course serves as a CORE Expressive Culture equivalent for Steinhardt students.
This course will survey American broadcasting from the wireless through digital television. We will examine how historically specific economic and political forces, regulation, technological innovation, advertisers, creative producers, and audiences have interacted to shape the development of commercial broadcasting and how these cultural products, narratives and processes have become part of our social history.
Interactive Narrative - MD-UY 2314G - 4 points
Prerequisite: Completion of first year writing requirements (EXPOS-UA 1, EXPOS-UA 4, CCSF-SHU 102, WRI-UF 101 or equivalent writing class).
This course introduces students to the complex relationship between interactivity and storytelling. Students analyze how an interactive structure creates narrative. Works explored in this course range from nonlinear novels, experimental literature, audio narratives, theater/performance to film as narrative databases and games. The study of the structural properties of narratives that experiment with digression, multiple points of view, disruptions of time, space, and storyline is complemented by theoretical texts about authorship/readership, plot/story, and characteristics of interactive media.