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 to write a script that is cinematic, as well as dramatic-writing craft and how to market your work.
Whether you seek to write shorts or features, Hollywood glamor or indie grit, we’ll show you to write screenplays that light up the screen.
This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of screenwriting craft and gets you writing a screenplay. Course components:
Screenwriting I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.
NYC info, tuition: $125
Registration fee $25, paid once per term
The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.
Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.
Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.
Screenwriting Intensive topics include: plot, character, scenes, dialogue, selling scripts.
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:
Prerequisite: Screenwriting I, or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.