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Future Dramatic Writers Workshop

What is the Future Dramatic Writers Workshop?

About the Program

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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The spring 2018 application is now open! 

Application Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.

The program meets on Saturdays in the spring. Exact dates are to be announced.

Join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017 for the Future Artists Open House. More details will be announced soon!

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.