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Future Dramatic Writers Workshop

About the Program

Course Number: DWPG-NT 1

The Future Dramatic Writers Workshop is a free, highly-focused academic and professional writing program for students who have the talent and the will to write for theatre, film and television.  

The Dramatic Writers Workshop gives students a taste of what it means to study and write drama, as well as an idea of what life as a dramatic writer is like.

From February to May, students learn:

  • the fundamentals of dramatic structure in lecture and discussion sessions on playwriting, screenwriting and television writing

  • develop scripts in each medium in the writing workshop sessions, and present their playwriting work in the department's Rita and Burton Goldberg Theatre

  • the same rigorous basic training as undergraduates: they must take courses in the basics of both screenwriting and playwriting.

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Spring 2018 Program Dates

The program meets weekly, from Saturday, February 3, 2018 to Saturday, May 12, 2018. 

Class will not be held on Saturday, March 10 because of NYU Spring Break and SAT exams.

Application Deadline: The spring 2018 application is now closed.

More dates and deadlines are available on the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar.

How to Apply

Please read through the Spring Future Artists Program Requirements Page to learn how to apply.

If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact the Rita & Burton Department of Dramatic Writing at 212.998.1940 or email future.dramaticwriters@nyu.edu.