Writing the Short Screenplay in Sydney

This program is not available for January 2021.

Spend three weeks in Sydney, honing your dramatic writing skills and experiencing the screenwriting process. 

Program Overview

Apply now to take Writing the Short Screenplay this January in Sydney, Australia. This is an opportunity to spend three intensive weeks developing and writing short scripts for intermediate or advanced production classes. 

“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
― Ibn Battuta


Writing the Short Screenplay

IFMTV-UT 1021 | 4 units | Instructor: Paul Thompson

PrerequisiteFundamentals of Dramatic and Visual Writing (FMTV-UT 0033) or permission of the instructor.

This workshop is devoted  to writing short screenplays from 8-15 minutes in length that can be produced in Intermediate or Advanced Production classes. The essential elements of the short screenplay are revisited in screenings, readings and lectures. Students are assisted in exploring, developing, and writing appropriate material, from idea to finished script.


Program Dates

This program is not available for January 2021.


  • Undergraduate Tuition and Registration and Services Fee: $6,680

Additional Fees Include:

  • Program Fee: $337

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.



Film/TV Majors: Fundamentals of Dramatic & Visual Writing (FMTV-UT 33) or Storytelling Strategies (FMTV-UT 20)
NYU and Visiting Students: College level introductory experience in Screenwriting

Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.  


Housing for this program is mandatory. Please note: Your choice of room preference or residence hall preference (if available) is not guaranteed.

Apartment-style housing is provided by Urbanest. Students are responsible for their own meals.

Single (in 6‐person suite): $1,640