Go Behind the Scenes of Television Production with “Fundamentals of Television”

The television industry is one of the most exciting markets in entertainment. There is at least one television in 99% of American homes and 66% have an average of three. The rise of streaming services has led to an increase in television content, and interest in production careers has never been higher. With the level of competition for jobs in the industry, an online course like Film and TV Industry Essentials can strengthen your knowledge base and position you to pursue a career in television.


The second module of Yellowbrick’s Film & TV Industry Essentials course is available to all learners. The Fundamentals of Television takes students through the television industry. Learners gain insights into the structure of the industry, careers paths, and different genres. With expert advice from professors of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and experts from Rolling Stone, students are given an extensive look at the inner workings of the television industry.



When students of Film & TV Industry Essentials complete the second module, they will have an understanding of:

  • An overview of the television industry
  • Television genres
  • The role of the showrunner
  • Journalism and television criticism
  • Interactive television and future of television
  • Commercial short form (including music video production)


Film & TV Industry Essentials provides an in depth exploration of the range of roles necessary to create films, television, and emerging media formats. Aspiring filmmakers are given a film school experience without a film school budget. The course is on-demand, allowing learners to work at a pace that suits their needs. Whether you are a young adult seeking work opportunities by day or a seasoned professional with a full-time job, Film & TV Industry Essentials is designed to fit within your timeline. Once the course is completed, students will receive a certificate from NYU.


  • A better understanding of the film and television industries and possible career paths
  • A certificate of completion from NYU
  • A storyboard for a hypothetical music video
  • An electronic press hit (EPK) for a short or full film project


Rolling Stone is a digital and print magazine and one of the leading media voices in music, politics, and popular culture.

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts is the preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic, and emerging media arts.


Maisha Closson is a television writer and producer. She has worked on shows such as Chicago PD, Claws, and How to Get Away With Murder.

Rob Dubbin is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning show writer and producer for late night TV. Dubbin has worked on shows like The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Kevin Bray has directed episodes of Succession, Insecure, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Americans. Bray has directed music videos for Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and Jennifer Lopez.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is an American film and television director. His credits include Glee and American Horror Story.


If you’re still not sure if Film & TV Industry Essentials is right for you, think about the following questions:

  • Do you want to work in the television industry, but can't afford the financial and time cost of a traditional education?
  • Are you currently working in the television industry and want to upskill to progress in your career?
  • Are you taking a gap year to consider a career in television but aren’t sure where to start?

To receive a video preview and our course catalog, head over to Film & TV Industry Essentials and sign up to learn more.

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