Performing Arts Industry Essentials

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Jumpstart your career in the entertainment industry with Performing Arts Industry Essentials. 


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Performing Arts Industry Essentials is a non-credit online program for anyone who wants to get a holistic education on the performing arts industry. This program is a partnership between Tisch School of the Arts, Backstage, and Yellowbrick — and is available worldwide!

Faculty from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts will give you the educational foundation you need to carve out your career path. The carefully crafted assessments and simulations coupled with behind-the-scenes career commentary from performing arts industry experts from Backstage, and other leading organizations are the perfect combination to help you acquire the real-world skills necessary for a career in “the industry."


Applicable to experts and beginners alike, this five course module, 15-hour plus program aims to give participants the proper skillset to build the foundation of a successful career in the performing arts.

Topics discussed include:

⭑ The Performing Arts Landscape

⭑ Getting it off the Ground

⭑ Setting the Stage

⭑ The Performance

⭑ After Opening Night and the Wider World of Performance

You’ll also learn about various career paths and get insider tips and tricks on how to launch and manage your career from top industry leaders and influencers.

If you're interested in breaking into or advancing in the performing arts industry, this online enrichment program is a great place to start!