Before Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, if you wanted to watch, say, The Mary Tyler Moore Show or Ally McBeal, you had to park yourself in your Barcalounger at a specific time on a specific night of the week. Or hope to catch reruns (yes, those were a thing) over the summer.
Same thing when it came to school. To take a class, you had to be there in real-time to participate, or you’d be pestering your best friend about copying notes or making up the work during recess.
Now there’s something to be said for the immediacy of being ‘in the room where it happens’. Whether it’s about being one of the 105.9 million to watch the series finale of M*A*S*H or taking that Chem exam along-side your friends instead of in the library on a Saturday, the energy of the collective experience is worth something.
But we’ve become busy. And our ‘busy-ness’ has turned us into an ‘on demand’ culture. In the same way that we now can choose when to tune-in to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we want to be able to choose when to log into the writing class that’ll teach us how to write a TV show of our own.
And when you take a Gotham Online class, you can.
So, sign up for an Online class with us, and then do whatever you want on the Tuesday that your class posts. Do the laundry. Go out to dinner. Jet-off to Venice. Stay late at work. Watch The Handmaid’s Tale. Your weekly lecture, your Notebook assignment, any work that’s up for critique will all be there for you Wednesday or Friday or Sunday.
Oh, and the Online Class Tour answers a lot of questions about how the Online classes work. But, if you’re still not sure, call us up and we’ll be happy to help. We’re not ‘on demand’, but we’re around 9am-6pm NY time.