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.



Spring 2025

This program meets weekly on Saturdays, February 1, 2025 through May, 10 2025. 

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


How to Apply

Please read through the Spring Future Artists Application Requirements page to learn how to apply. You may be contacted for additional application materials.

The spring 2025 application will open on August 1, 2024. 

Dramatic Writing Class

Photo by Dylan Kenseth

Effective May 2023, NYU no longer requires COVID-19 vaccinations. However, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster shots, remains strongly recommended for the health and safety of the student and the campus community—and students are welcome to wear masks anytime they choose. More information about COVID-19 protocols at NYU, including updates, is available on the NYU COVID-19 Information website.

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.