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"Script Analysis should be everyone's complementary course to any screenwriting class. The films and screenplays are perfectly selected to match the week's discussion."
- Irene Quisenberry
"I believe everyone has a writer inside of them, and this class is a great place to learn how to let him/her out."
- David Black
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"A great opportunity to explore your creativity, learn about the craft, and meet a whole bunch of very intersting people that you would probably never encounter in your daily life."
- Shelley Nagar
"The perfect community to refine your talent, fill in the spaces, give you confidence, renew your imagination and give you the knowledge and tools to set you firmly on the road to become a successful writer."
- Beth Hegy
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"The readings were excellent examples of each craft element. I saw books I'd read before in new ways, and was introduced to new writers I'd never heard of. The lectures were in-depth and worthy of saving for deeper understanding down the line. Excellent class."
- Karen Aschenbach
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How will Gotham classes get me writing?
Along with a lecture every week on an element of the craft, you will also be assigned a writing exercise as "homework" which will be related to the lecture. So, for instance, if the lecture is on character development, then the exercise might be to describe in vivid detail for a page or two the most memorable person in your life. In this way, you learn about the craft through a lecture and then put that learning into practice.

In 10-week workshop classes, you will also be assigned to write a few short projects (stories, articles, poems, scenes, depending on the type of class you are taking) during the term. The subject of these projects will be completely up to you.

You will use what you have learned in the lectures and writing exercises and put that knowledge to use in the greatest exercise of all - putting your own thoughts on paper. The idea is that you learn by doing. There is no better way to learn how to write than to study the craft, exercise your writing muscles through directed assignments, and to put it all together in your own work.

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What are the goals of Gotham classes?
There are two goals:

One is to get you writing through weekly writing exercises and by setting deadlines for your projects.

The other goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to keep you writing after the class is over. These tools include all the elements of craft. The idea is to not only get you writing, but also to make sure you understand the important concepts of the craft so that you can keep writing for the rest of your life.

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Who teaches Gotham's classes?
All the classes are taught by professional writers who are also professional teachers. Teaching is an art every bit as much as writing is an art. All of our teachers are experts at conveying the major concepts and nuances of creative writing. And they don't just explain the craft; they get you writing.

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How many students are in a New York City class?
New York City 10-week writing workshops are strictly limited to 14 students. One-Day Intensives and Two-Day Selling Seminars are limited to 30 students. All students must be 18 or older.

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How much do classes cost?
10-week workshops in NYC- $425, Gotham returning NYC students - $395
10-week online workshops - $399, Gotham returning online students - $369
10-week Master Class workshops - $545
Six-week classes in NYC - $315
Six-week online classes - $299
Selling seminars - $165
Intensive classes - $125
Teen classes in NYC - $315
Teen online classes - $299

A $25 registration fee is applied one time each term for all students.

For special offers and discounts, see Discounts/Ways To Save

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Where can I find the schedule/locations for New York City classes?
Up-to-date schedules are posted on our website - see: New York City Class Schedule. You may also Request a Catalogue.

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I have already written something and I need feedback - can your faculty critique my work?
Gotham faculty can help you take your already-written work to the next level. Sign up for a Writer's Service, such as Book Doctoring, or Script Doctoring.

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A class setting isn't right for me - can I take your classes one-on-one with an instructor?
Any 10-week class can be taken one-on-one with a member of our faculty. Sign up for a Private Class or Mentorship.

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Do you offer a certificate program?
We offer a certificate program for those who would like a thorough grounding in all aspects of writing - from the fundamentals of craft, to analysis of written work, to the development and marketing of a portfolio.

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Which level is right for me: Level 101, I, II or Master Class?
If you aren't sure which level is right for you, chances are you would be better served in Level 101 or Level I class. The instruction in the fundamentals provides an excellent foundation. And you can move on to a Level II course when you are ready.

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What is 'The Booth'?
"The Booth" is Gotham's time-tested method for critiquing student work. It ensures an even distribution of constructive and original commentary on your writing.

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What is your policy for refunds and credits?
Our credit and refunds policy can be viewed on our website - see: Credit and Refund Policy

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Do you offer any financial aid or payment plans?
Gotham Writers' Workshop does not offer financial aid or a monthly payment plan. For details about tuition and payments, please visit Important Notes. If you need to inquire about a limited payment plan, please call the school office or email the Registrar before you register for class.

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Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, there are several ways you can save money with Gotham.

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Do you offer any free workshops?
We offer free one-hour workshops throughout the New York City area.

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Can you recommend any books for writers?
Gotham reading lists are compiled by writers for writers.

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Do you have any free class contests?
We offer contests four times a year. We also offer special contests from time to time. Subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter to stay informed of any upcoming contests.

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Can foreign students enroll in your classes?
Foreign students may take any of our online classes as long as they have fluent command of English and access to the internet. There are no special steps needed to register - just fill out the online registration form and charge the classes to your credit card. The correct amount will be converted to your currency and charged to your card.

Foreign students wishing to take classes with us in New York City should be advised that we are not a degree-granting institution. As such, there is no "full-time" student status, and we cannot offer help with obtaining student visas or housing.

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Are Gotham classes accredited?
Gotham Writers' Workshop is a continuing education institution offering non-credit classes. We are recognized by IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Some colleges and universities allow their students to count their Gotham CEUs as credits toward a degree. We encourage you to contact your educational institution to see what requirements they have - we'll be happy to do what we can to comply with their policies. Professional organizations and licensing bodies that require continuing education of members may recognize Gotham CEUs. Please contact the professional organization or licensing body directly to determine if Gotham CEUs are applicable. Please note that CEUs will only be awarded after the successful completion of the course as determined by an assessment of your writing and participation in the course. Training records are kept for a minimum of seven years, and it is our policy to be able to access those records within ten business days.

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I'm interested in nonfiction writing, what classes do you offer?
We offer an overview class - Nonfiction 101 that covers features, memoir, travel, and other forms of nonfiction writing. For those students who want to go more in-depth in any one of these fields, we offer more specialized classes: Article Writing, Memoir Writing, or Travel Writing.

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