What can you expect to do in a 14-week playwriting program in London? Reinvent yourself as a writer in a city with a rich dramaturgic history.
How about an in-depth study of the structure; the beginning, middle, and end; originality; characters, conflict, imagery, and the pitch? Most importantly, you write a freshly conceived full-length play or two one-act plays while living in one of the most historic and theatrical cities in the world.
“The Program raised the bar for what I believed I was capable of achieving as a writer and left me with experiences that I will not soon forget ... from experiencing Shakespeare at the Globe, to viewing spectacular theatre in world-renowned venues ... London was everything I hoped it would be and more."
— Bethany McHugh
The tutor leads structured lectures on the elements of playwriting and dramaturgy three times a week in Bloomsbury. As the semester progresses, the creative work of you and your classmates becomes the subject of readings, in-class workshops, and critique.
At the end of the semester there will be a rehearsed reading of a section of your play. You will be able to cast the actors from the RADA program having had the chance to watch them at work in one of their Shakespeare play projects. The audience is made up of all the students in the London program together with faculty members and guests. This is a crucial part of the London program when everyone comes together at the end of the semester to celebrate the work that has been achieved.
Your semester abroad consists of your core program course and two additional companion courses, completing a full-time, 16 unit semester.
Student Arrival: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (not earlier)
NYU Welcome and Orientation: Thursday, August 31 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
Tisch Orientation: Friday, September 1, 2017
Classes Begin: Monday, September 4, 2017
Fall Break: Friday, October 27 - Sunday, November 5, 2017
Last Day of Classes: Monday, December 11 or Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (tentative)
Final Presentations: week of December 11th (tentative)
Student Departure: Friday, December 15, 2017
Dramatic Writing Majors: Playwriting I (DWPG-UT 30)
Film/TV Majors: Fundamentals of Dramatic and Visual Writing (FMTV-UT 33)
NYU and Visiting Students: College level experience in dramatic writing
Fall 2017: The application for fall 2017 is now closed.
For more information please view our Admissions Calendar.
Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.
- Academic Year 2017-2018 Full-time Tuition, 12-18 unit flat rate per term: $26,451
Additional Fees Include:
- Non-refundable Registration and Service Fees: $1,261
- Theatre in London Fee: Approximately $500
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.
Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.
Visit the NYU London website for housing options and descriptions.