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
Tuition: $6,868

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.

"This course offered the really strong bases of story and writing, from story elements to how to create beat sheets. It has given me important writing experience and there has been a lot of expansion on what a career in writing might entail." 

— Jade Denis, summer 2020
Online High School Screenwriters Workshop

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Photo by Dylan Kenseth



Summer 2021

Sunday, July 11 - Saturday, August 7, 2021

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


Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET

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

  • Online application fee: $75

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

Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.


Total Program Cost: $6,868

Breakdown of costs:

  • Tuition for 4 units (credits): $6,148
  • Registration & Services Fee: $720

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.