Writing the Short Screenplay in Sydney

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 two 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/ISPEC-GT 103 | 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

January 2019*

  • Check-In/Program Start: Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Program End/Check-Out: Friday, January 25, 2019

*Dates are subject to change



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

Application: The 2019 January Term application will open on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.  


  • Undergraduate Tuition and Registration and Services Fee: $6,500

Additional Fees Include:

  • Program Fee: $324*

*Estimate from January Term 2018. 

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

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


Housing is provided by NYU Sydney

Single (in 6‐person suite): $1,139*

*Estimate from January Term 2018.