Online High School Screenwriters Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting and transform your ideas into a short screenplay.


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Core Curriculum

Online High School Screenwriters Workshop

4 units
Instructor: John Warren
Tuition: $6,680

Intensive screenwriting exercises will introduce students to the basic principles of writing for film and television. Students will develop story ideas and characters, and learn film language and script structure. There will be film story analysis sessions with screenings of important work. The workshop sessions with the instructor and students provides an opportunity for you to present your work, which opens dialogue for critiques and rewrites. The workshop culminates with submitted scenes, a short screenplay, and a synopsis of a feature film and television series. This is an asynchronous course with weekly assignments, video meetings, and discussions with industry professionals.


  • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability. 
  • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires Chrome web browser.
  • Students should be prepared to dedicate 6-10 hours per week for this course.
Meet the instructor.
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Photo by Dylan Kenseth



Summer 2020

Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 31, 2020

Students should be prepared to dedicate 6-10 hours per week for this course.


Open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

  • Online application fee: $75

Applications are processed on a rolling basis
through June 8, 2020. Early submission is recommended.

Please read through the Admissions for Online High School Workshops page.

Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.


Total Program Cost: $6,680

Breakdown of costs:

  • Tuition for 4 units (credits): $5,972
  • Registration & Services Fee: $708

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Please select "Online High School Screenwriters Workshop" from the program choice drop-down menu on the application.