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Screenwriting
How do you write a screenplay that might get bought by studio or a production company? Write a compelling script thatís impossible to stop reading, vividly cinematic, properly formatted, and realistically produce-able.

Our screenwriting courses will help you meet these criteria, and also guide you in creating characters, building plots, shaping scenes, sharpening dialogue, and, of course, peddling your script. Whether you seek to write big Hollywood movies or low-budget indies, weíll show you what it takes to get in the screenplay game.


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Level I
Screenwriting | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of screenwriting. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Begin a feature-length screenplay
  • Lectures on basics of screenwriting craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Screenwriting I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

View a course syllabus

(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 14 Mondays 555 8th Ave. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
No Class: May 26
Apr 19 Saturdays 555 8th Ave. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
No Class: May 24
Apr 22 Tuesdays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM
     
= Discounted Class! Click ENROLL to register for $270.00. Can't be used with other discounts.
= Daytime Class

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 8* Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class
May 6 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class

* You can still enroll in this class!

Advanced
Screenwriting | 10-week Workshop
 
Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of a saleable screenplay. Writers often repeat Screenwriting II to continue their projects.
  • Work toward completion of a feature-length screenplay
  • Lectures and exercises that expand on basics of screenwriting craft
  • Engage in rewriting
  • Present work for in-depth critique (two times)
Prerequisite: Screenwriting I or the equivalent.
Which level is right for you? How to Choose a Level

(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 23 Wednesdays 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 1:00PM
= Daytime Class

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 16 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class


Screenwriting | Intensive
 
The Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what youíve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Come in to class with a notepad, pen, and desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Intensives are for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

Intensives are offered in NYC on Fridays and weekends throughout the year.

Gotham also offers two and four-week seminars, including: How to Get Published, Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonficiton, How to Blog, Nonfiction Book Proposal, and How to Sell Your Screenplay.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

Topics include: plot, character, scenes, dialogue, selling scripts.

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $125. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 30 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
May 2 Friday 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 5:00PM
May 17 Saturday 30 W. 16 St. 11:00AM - 6:00PM



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