CURRICULUM

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Our first 8 courses are listed below with a short written description and UnStructor’s video description the course.

Location: All classes are held in midtown Manhattan, west side, near Penn Station’s LIRR and Amtrak stations, and the A, E, C, 1, 2, 3, 7 subways. Exact location is forwarded to students after paid enrollment.


BIG MISTAKES FOR INDEPENDENT ARTISTS

UnStructed By: Richard Dieguez

Musical creatives like artists, songwriters and producers can automatically boost their odds of success by following a few key principles garnered from over 30 years of experience as an entertainment attorney, artist manager and independent artist.  Putting together an “A” team, committing to “five minutes” of progress every day, getting an accountability partner and managing expectations are some of the guerrilla tactics needed to avoid the big mistakes we all hear about.  It’s not just who you know, it’s also what you know.

One class.


 

MANAGING YOURSELF: PART 1
UnStructed By: Mitch Weiss

Who can you trust? You – and only you. This course is designed to understand the roles that will help shape your career – manager, agent, publicist and other advisors. Understanding these roles will help get control of your career and keep it.

Three classes.


WRITING IN 3D FOR TELEVISION AND FILM
UnStructed By: Robert Waldman

Unlike writing for print, writing for television and film uses more than just words. You have sight, sounds, including music, as tools as you create a script, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction.  As a starting point, students would bring in print pieces they’ve written, be it a short story or an article.  It could even be a newspaper article that they thought could make a good script. We will then adapt it on paper into a mock segment for news magazine program, or create the opening scene of a script adapted from the original short story.

Four classes.


STARTING FRESH

UnStructed By: Bruce Hawkins

Learn how to approach your new career, seek representation and find work. Make a wise initial investment in beginning your new career, find out how to promote yourself, where to perfect your talents and learn how to avoid the many financial scams and pitfalls that exist at the starting line.

Four classes.


STARTING OVER

UnStructed By: Bruce Hawkins

Re-connect, Revise and Re-discover your former career.  Learn to take positive pro-active steps to begin again with a fresh, new start.  Learn how to plan a new direction, how to network now using social media and how to reconnect with your former contacts and opportunities.

Four classes.


MANAGING YOURSELF: PART 2
UnStructed By: Mitch Weiss

Now that you understand the roles of manager, agent, publicist and other advisors, put them into practice for yourself. This section will explore the avenues of being “You, Inc.”  It takes a pro-active approach to be your own manager.

Three Classes.


THE FINE PRINT: UNDERSTANDING CONTRACTS
UnStructed By: Mitch Weiss

Understand what’s in your own contract and know how and when to contribute to the negotiations. It is assumed you know what you’re getting into and it’s really not hard. We will explore the content found in most Equity and non-Equity contracts including riders, clauses, and tricks of the trade.

Four classes.


SALSA DANCE FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY CAN’T

UnStructed By: Harrison Lee

“My body is not meant to move like that!”…says who?  If you can walk, then you can learn to dance Salsa! The secret is in the rhythm. Learn the basics of this sultry sexy dance. This course helps students find the “one” in Salsa music, which will be the first step to learning Salsa and having fun with movement. Once you are familiar with identifying & counting the rhythm, you will always be able to get back on the right foot no matter how badly you mess up.

Four classes.