What can you expect to do in a 14-week playwriting program in London? Reinvent yourself as a writer in a city with a rich dramaturgic history.
How about an in-depth study of the structure; the beginning, middle, and end; originality; characters, conflict, imagery, and the pitch? Most importantly, you write a freshly conceived full-length play or two one-act plays while living in one of the most historic and theatrical cities in the world.
“The Program raised the bar for what I believed I was capable of achieving as a writer and left me with experiences that I will not soon forget ... from experiencing Shakespeare at the Globe, to viewing spectacular theatre in world-renowned venues ... London was everything I hoped it would be and more."
— Bethany McHugh
The tutor leads structured lectures on the elements of playwriting and dramaturgy three times a week in Bloomsbury. As the semester progresses, the creative work of you and your classmates becomes the subject of readings, in-class workshops, and critique.
At the end of the semester there will be a rehearsed reading of a section of your play. You will be able to cast the actors from the RADA program having had the chance to watch them at work in one of their Shakespeare play projects. The audience is made up of all the students in the London program together with faculty members and guests. This is a crucial part of the London program when everyone comes together at the end of the semester to celebrate the work that has been achieved.
Your semester abroad consists of your core program course plus 2-3 additional companion courses, completing a full-time, 16 unit semester.
Core courses meet Wednesday through Friday. You must select companion courses that meet on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Student Arrival: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (not earlier)
NYU Welcome and Orientation: Thursday, August 30 - Sunday, September 2, 2018
Tisch Orientation: Friday, August 31, 2018
Classes Begin: Monday, September 3, 2018
Student Departure: Friday, December 14, 2018
Student Arrival: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (not earlier)
Student Departure: Friday, December 13, 2019
Dramatic Writing Majors: Playwriting I (DWPG-UT 30)
Film/TV Majors: Fundamentals of Dramatic and Visual Writing (FMTV-UT 33)
NYU and Visiting Students: College level experience in dramatic writing
Fall 2019: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00pm ET.
For more information please view our Admissions Calendar.
Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.
- Academic Year 2018-2019 Full-time Tuition, 12-18 unit flat rate per term: $27,176
Additional Fees Include:
- Non-refundable Registration and Service Fees: $1,286
- Theatre in London Fee: Approximately $510
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.
Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.
Visit the NYU London website for housing options and descriptions.