Learn How To Become a Producer at NYFA
During the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) Degree in Producing in Los Angeles, students develop the practical and creative skills necessary used to make a pitch or treatment, analyze and write a script, source talent, create and manage a production budget and a schedule. Under the guidance and mentorship of our experienced faculty of producers, students complete a variety of projects that train them in core elements of Producing and creative project management.
The curriculum of the AFA Producing program includes:
- A curriculum that focuses strongly on the fundamentals of producing in classes such as Producer’s Craft, Directing for Producers, Cinematography & Lighting, and Elements of Screenwriting
- Instruction and critique by experienced faculty and staff who currently work in the field
- Ongoing experience on student film sets as a producer and in various creative and technical positions for classmates’ films
- Opportunity to borrow video, sound, and lighting equipment
- Guest lectures from leading Producers currently working in film, media, and entertainment
To learn more about NYFA’s AFA coursework, refer to NYFA’s Los Angeles Course Catalog or request more information.
NYFA’s AFA in Producing is an accelerated program that takes place over the course of five semesters in two years.
AFA students complete a range of projects, such as a Finance and Budgeting Plan, a Marketing and Distribution Plan, a TV Show Bible, Web Series Projects, Unscripted Television Projects, as well as a completed and well-executed Thesis Project. To see examples of the types of projects that students may complete, visit our producing projects page.
Students take select History of Visual Arts courses that support the Producing curriculum. Learn more about the course requirements here.
The AFA in Producing program is exclusively available at NYFA Los Angeles. Located in Burbank, NYFA’s Producing School is near Universal and Warner Brother studios, where students often participate in production workshops. Students also have access to film resources such as NYFA’s expansive equipment storage holding.
3300 W Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.