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.

“”
I think taking an online class is brilliant because you can access the class 24/7. I love the break down of the lecture, the notebook, the class discussion, and the booth. Most of all, this class got me writing for 10 weeks straight! With interactivity, you feel you want to write. You have a purpose and a goal so you prioritize it. And you feel like you're getting somewhere. I've taken Gotham's classes before and I will take them again—they're awesome.
Marilyn Miller
screenwriter

Screenwriting | Level I

10-week Workshop

NYC info, tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)
Online info, tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

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.

View Syllabus

3.00 CEUs
Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Jan 7
Mon, 7–10 pm
1450 Broadway
 Jan 8
 Jan 8
Tue, 7–10 pm
1450 Broadway
 Jan 9
Wed, 10 am–1 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Jan 12
Sat, 10 am–1 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Feb 19
MORE DATES

Screenwriting | Level I

One-day Intensive

NYC info, tuition: $150
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $300 Request consultation

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.



Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Jan 11
Fri, 10 am–5 pm
555 8th Ave.
 Feb 23
Sat, 11 am–6 pm
1450 Broadway

Screenwriting | Level II

10-week Workshop

NYC info, tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)
Online info, tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

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
 Jan 8
Tue, 7–10 pm
555 8th Ave.