Student plans a script using sticky notes on a window

Develop your skills writing for film and television through this dynamic online course at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The Online High School Screenwriters Workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of scripwriting for the screen.

Through intensive writing exercises, students will learn how to develop story ideas and characters, and learn film language and script structure. This workshop is open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and culminates in four college credits. This 5-week workshop is offered in the summer and fall.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants will be high school students currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 

Admissions materials include the following:

  • Online application form
  • Personal statement
  • Creative résumé
  • English language proficiency test results (non-native English-speaking applicants) 
  • Official high school transcripts
  • $75 non-refundable application fee

Please visit the Tisch Special Programs website for full Online High School Screenwriters Workshop admissions requirements and eligibility.

Who You'll Study With

Previous faculty have included:

Schedule and Deadlines

This class will be delivered through an asynchronous model as online lectures that are pre-recorded and released each week. You can view those modules at your own pace. You will be assigned projects on a daily and weekly basis that are uploaded to the Smashcut platform through which the course is delivered.

Synchronous (live) online meetings with faculty, TAs, and classmates are scheduled throughout the 5-week session.

Program Dates
App. Deadline
Fall October-December
Summer July 11-August 5 May 12


Program Dates
Summer: July 11 - August 5



Application Deadline
Summer Session Deadline: May 12

Visit Program Website to Apply