Screenwriting

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types...drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told with emotional verve and visual imagery we never forget.
 
A movie isn’t great unless it starts with a great blueprint—the screenplay. Here you will learn about the craft of dramatic writing, how to write for the screen, and how to market your work.
 
Whether you seek to write shorts or features, Hollywood glamor or indie grit, we’ll show you how to write screenplays that light up the screen.

“”
The class was a good grounding in the basics. It clarified and made writing stories much more approachable—a good springboard.
Debbie Jenkinson
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Screenwriting | Level I

10-week Workshop

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of screenwriting craft and gets you writing a screenplay. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Screenwriting I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Jan 5
Deal du Jour! Register for $285.
 Jan 10
Sun, 10 am–1 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Jan 12
Tue, 7–10 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Jan 13
Wed, 7–10 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Jan 13
Wed, 10 am–1 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Feb 16

Screenwriting | Level II

10-week Workshop

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

This course helps you sharpen your skills at screenwriting craft and work toward completion of a screenplay. Writers often repeat Screenwriting II to continue their projects. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Prerequisite: Screenwriting I (10-week), or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.

View Syllabus

3.00 CEUs
Starts
Meets
Teacher
Deal du Jour! Register for $285.
 Jan 10
Sun, 2–5 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Jan 11
Mon, 7–10 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Jan 13

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Screenwriting

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Place & Price

  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

Screenwriting Intensive topics include: plot, character, scenes, dialogue, selling scripts.



Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher

Sat, Mar 6 & 13, 1–4 pm et
Zoom Conference

Screenwriting

One-day Intensive

Place & Price

  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $300  Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

Screenwriting Intensive topics include: plot, character, scenes, dialogue, selling scripts.



Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.