Tisch Online High School Screenwriters Workshop
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:
With an active career in writing, filmmaking, photography and teaching, Scott Bankert typifies the passionate artist and scholar. Always on the move, Scott’s creative projects and teaching assignments have taken him around the world from Europe to South East Asia and throughout the Americas. Scott’s clients include Eli Lilly, Verizon, NASCAR, Deutsche Bank, L’Oréal, BDO, Pfizer, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
John Warren began his writing studies at Ohio University and continued at the New School in New York. In 1986 Warren accepted a fellowship at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. That same year Warren sold his first script, The Body Politic, to Orion Films.
Warren has had a variety of films in development over the years, including The Family Tree at Universal, Super Model at Disney, Passionate Kiss at Dreamworks, Sneaky People at DeLaurentis Productions, Tark the Shark and Man Bites Dog at Showtime. Naked in New York, which Warren wrote, was produced by Martin Scorsese.
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.
|Summer||July 11-August 5||May 12|
Do I earn college credit after participating in the Online High School Filmmakers Workshop?
Yes, students earn four college credits.
What is the course schedule?
The Online High School Filmmakers Workshop is asynchronous, meaning you watch the pre-recorded lectures at your own pace. There is not a designated course day/time. There are opportunities to schedule live video one-on-one meetings with your instructor. You may also schedule live video chats with students in your film crew to collaborate on projects.
Do I need to submit a portfolio or writing samples with my application?
A portfolio or writing samples are not requirements of the application.
Summer: July 11 - August 5
Summer Session Deadline: May 12
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