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Performing Arts Industry Essentials includes five on-demand courses covering topics such as The Performing Arts Landscape, Getting it off the Ground, Setting the Stage, The Performance, The Wider World of Performance. Total length of each course is 2-3 hours, and each course is broken into several shorter modules and activities that students complete at their own pace.

Courses are taught by NYU Tisch faculty from the renowned Institute of Performing Arts. Students will also receive career insights from industry experts from Backstage and other industry leaders.

No, Performing Arts Industry Essentials is a non-credit program. Students who successfully complete the program will earn a non-credit Certificate of Completion in Performing Arts Industry Essentials from NYU.

Students who successfully complete the program will earn a non-credit Certificate of Completion in Performing Arts Industry Essentials from NYU.

There are no prerequisites to participate. All you need is a passion for performing arts and learning.

Students must be at least 13 to participate.

Just like an online course you may have taken before, you own all the knowledge and experience you gain from the program, but you do not own the class videos or materials. However, once enrolled, you will have unlimited access to all videos and materials for one year from your date of enrollment.

With your enrollment, you will have unlimited access to the full program for one year from the day you enroll in the program. There’s a lot to cover, and we know life is busy, which is why we give our students plenty of time to work through everything.

After one year, if you need more time to complete the program, you will have an option to pay a monthly subscription fee to continue your access to the program materials.

By the end of the course, you will have developed skills and knowledge to help launch or advance a career in the performing arts industry. You will have received a non-credit certificate of completion from NYU that you can proudly add to your personal profile and your resume. It is a credential that can open doors to a future in the performing arts industry. Plus, you will have explored the various career paths in the industry and identified your areas of passion and the career possibilities within the world of performing arts.

People like you who are passionate about performing arts and seeking to build a successful career doing what they love! They might be working in the performing arts industry looking to get ahead, or working in a different industry looking to switch careers. They might be heading to college, in college, or just out of college and want to build skills and gain valuable experience that will set them apart in a hyper-competitive industry. They might be your future professional and personal network in the performing arts world. They might be like you — a future leader in the world of performing arts.

We want you to succeed (and we love the environment)! That’s why we’ve kept all program materials online. You can access and review the materials whenever you like through the course login page, which you’ll receive once you enroll — all you need is an internet-connected device.

You can access the program on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, but the best experience is on your computer.

Whenever you like — the program is entirely self-paced and on-demand. You can study and access the program lessons whenever and wherever you like.

It varies from person to person, but be prepared to work hard and to dedicate about 30-40 hours in total. That may sound like a lot, but you have one year to complete the program so you can pace yourself over the term of your enrollment!

This certificate will lay the groundwork for you to pursue your goals in whatever direction you choose. You might even find that you want to deepen your knowledge further, and if you do, Yellowbrick and NYU have you covered with additional in-person and online program options.

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We accept almost any type of credit or debit card. So if you have a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, or Discover card, we’ll accept it. If you’re enrolling outside the United States, tuition will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing currency exchange rate.

The cost of the entire program, which includes all five courses and related activities plus the certificate is $999. There are also subscription options available, starting as low as $99 for a monthly subscription. Complete details on pricing and subscription options will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program.

No. However, we do offer a subscription options that allow you to pay a monthly fee instead of a single lump sum. Our mission is to make education accessible, which means also offering different options to access the program. You can pay up front, of course, or you can enroll in a subscription option. Complete details on pricing and subscription options will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program.

Through the generosity of partners we also have some scholarship programs available to students who qualify. You can learn more about scholarships and apply here.

You can withdraw from a session hassle-free and at no-cost within 24 hours of enrollment. After that, you have up to 7 days to withdraw and get a full refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for enrollments past 7 days. For subscription options, you may cancel prior to the renewal of your subscription by emailing (see Terms of Service).

That’s easy. Once we have received your tuition payment, your spot is secured. As soon as your class cohort opens, you will receive a welcome email that has your login instructions, and you can begin immediately. The program is 100% online and self-paced, so you can complete it on your schedule.


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