1. Weekend Workshops - NYU High School

Writing for Television: Creating and Writing a New Series

Spend Saturday mornings in New York City learning the art and craft behind the hottest and fastest-growing area of dramatic storytelling—writing for television. From Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Atlanta, and Rick & Morty, television writing is more popular than ever, with a continuously widening array of critically acclaimed shows and styles now appearing on networks, cable channels, and web-streaming sites. In this hands-on workshop, learn scriptwriting techniques and treatment skills specific to the television industry. Focus on creating interesting stories with great characters that will have viewers binge-watching your show. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic writing that include premise, setting, characters, story idea, and narrative arc. By the end of this course, have a refined idea for a new series and completed first pages of a pilot script.

Ideal For

  • High school students in grades 9–12
  • High school students interested in a career in creating and writing a television series

You'll Walk Away With

  • A polished idea for an original series and 10 pages of a pilot script
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic writing, including premise, setting, characters, story idea, and narrative arc
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.
  • Section

    Tuition $850
    • Semester

      Fall 2023
    • Date

      Nov 11 - Dec 9
    • Day

    • Time

    • Format

    • Sessions

    • Faculty

    • Location

      Instructor Led
    • Nov 11 - Dec 9
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    • Instructor Led

Information Table

As a college prep program, the NYU SPS High School Academy offers a range of professional and college geared courses. Explore topics and get a feel for majors or careers you may be considering all while preparing for the college admissions and college application process.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.


All courses are $850.

Please note: No financial aid, scholarships, or discounts are available for Weekend Workshops.

Application Now Open!

Application Deadline for Fall Courses:
Rolling Admission - Courses are filled on a first come, first serve basis

Final Application Deadline for Fall Courses:
October 27, 2023

Class Schedule:
November 11, 2023 - December 9, 2023
(No class Nov. 25)

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