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 through lecture and discussion sessions on playwriting, screenwriting and television/episodic writing

  • learn how to develop scripts in each medium in the writing workshop sessions, and present their work in a live final showcase

  • experience the same rigorous basic training as undergraduates, who take courses in playwriting, screenwriting, and television/episodic writing.
Dramatic Writing Class

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Spring 2023 

This program meets weekly on Saturdays, February 4, 2023 through May 13, 2023.

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. You may be contacted for additional application materials.

Spring 2023 Deadline

The spring 2023 application has been extended! Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET and assessed on a space available basis.

NYU requires all students (undergraduate, graduate, professional, and high school), faculty, and employees to be vaccinated and boosted to have access to NYU buildings for the 2022–23 academic year.

Vaccines must be authorized by the FDA or on the WHO list of approved vaccines. Visit our FAQ page for more information.

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.