It begins with a story in your imagination and ends with a draft of a full-length screenplay for a feature film.
This 16-week Advanced Screenwriting program is taught by producer and script consultant Archie Tait, a former distributor of world cinema, known for introducing the work of directors Terence Davies, Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Almodovar, Chen Kaige, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Luc Besson and others.
Classes are held at the University of London’s Senate House. The first half of the semester examines the principles of creating a unique feature film script. Toward the end of the semester, you participate in readings, workshops and appraise the work you and your classmates create.
"We got to meet the actors as classmates in our companion courses. Seeing these wonderfully talented people bring your script to life in an actual theater setting is scary and exhilarating. They'll bring something out of your script that you didn't even intend to be there and it will become even better."
— Savannah Gatton, Screenwriting in London, Fall 2015
Your semester abroad consists of your core program course and two additional companion courses, completing a full-time, 16 unit semester.
Check-in Date: January 25, 2017 (not earlier)
Check-out Date: May 19, 2017
Check-in Date: August 30, 2017 (not earlier)
NYU Welcome and Orientation: August 31 - September 3, 2017
Tisch Orientation: September 1, 2017
Classes Begin: September 4, 2017
Fall Break: October 23 – October 27, 2017 (for Tisch program)
Last Day of Classes: December 11 or 12, 2017 (tentative)
Final Presentations: week of December 11th (tentative)
Check-out Date: December 15, 2017
Check-in Date: January 24, 2018 (not earlier)
Check-out Date: May 18, 2018
Dramatic Writing Majors: Screenwriting I (DWPG-UT 35)
Film/TV Majors: Two Sight and Sound courses and either Preparing the Screenplay (FMTV-UT 1019) OR Introduction to TV Writing (FMTV-UT 1017)
NYU and Visiting Students: College level experience in Screenwriting
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 2016-2017 Full-time Tuition, 12-18 unit flat rate per term: $25,705
Additional Fees Include:
- Nonrefundable Registration and Services Fee: $1,236
- Theatre in London Fee: Approximately $500
- NYU Housing: Visit the NYU London website for options and costs
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Visit the Office of Global Programs for additional study abroad costs.
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.