Future Dramatic Writers Workshop


About the Program

Course Number: DWPG-NT 1

The Future Dramatic Writers Workshop is a free, highly-focused academic and professional writing program for students who have the talent and the will to write for theatre, film and television.  

The Dramatic Writers Workshop gives students a taste of what it means to study and write drama, as well as an idea of what life as a dramatic writer is like.

From February to May, students learn:

  • the fundamentals of dramatic structure in lecture and discussion sessions on playwriting, screenwriting and television writing

  • develop scripts in each medium in the writing workshop sessions, and present their playwriting work in the department's Rita and Burton Goldberg Theatre

  • the same rigorous basic training as undergraduates: they must take courses in the basics of both screenwriting and playwriting.
Dramatic Writing Class

Photo by Dylan Kenseth


Spring 2020 Program Dates* 

The program meets weekly, from Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Saturday, May 9, 2020.

*Tentative dates, subject to change.

More dates and deadlines are available on the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar.

How to Apply

Please read through the Spring Future Artists Program Requirements Page to learn how to apply. You may be contacted for additional application materials.

Ths spring 2020 application is closed.

If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact the Rita & Burton Department of Dramatic Writing at 212.998.1940 or email future.dramaticwriters@nyu.edu.