Directing for Television
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Drama
Department: Directing
Course Number: TDRM 5263
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Directing
  • Film
This course will bring the student from a live theatre emphasis to the context of the small screen, with an exploration of the similaritites and stark difference between the two dramatic venues. The course wll include the technical history of TV, early programming, the integrationof TV advertising, televisions interaction with American History, TV's descent form, and influence on, dramatic and comedic forms. This popular medium, that is over 70 years old, has become the central organizing principle of modern American culture. It is a perspective on a medium that has challenged both theatre and film, and ultimately, incorporated them.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Students who wish to enroll in a graduate theater course at The New School for Drama must be accepted into the graduate theater program as a full-time student.


Open to New School for Drama students.


Open to Graduate students.