It begins with a story in your imagination and ends with a draft of a full-length screenplay for a feature film.
This 16-week Advanced Screenwriting program is taught by producer and script consultant Archie Tait, a former distributor of world cinema, known for introducing the work of directors Terence Davies, Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Almodovar, Chen Kaige, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Luc Besson and others.
Classes are held at the University of London’s Senate House. The first half of the semester examines the principles of creating a unique feature film script. Toward the end of the semester, you participate in readings, workshops and appraise the work you and your classmates create.
" I had an entirely different setting in all aspects and that really managed to get my brain flowing. Writing in a place I've never been to before has really helped my writing. So much so that I found out that I had a hidden talent for writing action sequences, something I never thought could be possible for me."
— Vanneeda Keowmang, Screenwriting in London, Fall 2017
Your semester abroad consists of your core program course and two additional companion courses, completing a full-time, 16 unit semester.
Student Arrival: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (not earlier)
Student Departure: Friday, December 14, 2018
Student Arrival: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (not earlier)
Student Departure: Friday, May 24, 2019
Student Arrival: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (not earlier)
Student Departure: Friday, December 13, 2019
Arrival and departure dates are subject to change.
Dramatic Writing Majors: Screenwriting I (DWPG-UT 35)
Film/TV Majors: Two Sight and Sound courses and either Preparing the Screenplay (FMTV-UT 1019) OR Introduction to TV Writing (FMTV-UT 1017)
NYU and Visiting Students: College level experience in Screenwriting
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:
- Nonrefundable Registration and Services Fee: $1,286
- Theatre in London Fee: Approximately $510
- NYU Housing: Visit the NYU London website for options and costs
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Visit the Office of Global Programs for additional study abroad costs.
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.