Screenwriting--Visual Storytelling: From Short to Feature-Length Films

This course is a perfect introduction to screenwriting as a future college major or career - the only prerequisite for this engaging and highly creative online course is a love of movies! You’ll explore the essential elements of visual storytelling, starting with analyzing the scripts of your favorite films to gain a deeper understanding of what makes them appealing and commercially viable. Take part in a writing workshop to solidify your ideas, collaborating with a professional screenwriter to develop vibrant characters and to gain experience honing your ear for authentic dialogue. Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting, including narrative arc, dialogue, and character development. Develop the first act of a feature-length screenplay and hear from guest speakers working in the City’s vibrant film industry. Gain a perspective of the movie industry as a whole and explore how the screenwriter fits into the entire filmmaking process—from the first draft of the screenplay to delivery of the final product. This will be a summer pre-college week to remember!

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A draft of the first act of a feature-length screenplay
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of screenwriting, including narrative arc, dialogue, and character development
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

Ideal for

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students interested in a career in screenwriting
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.
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    • Section

      1
    • Semester

      Summer 2022
    • Date

      Jul 11 - Jul 15
    • Day

      M-F
    • Time

      9:00AM-5:00PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      5
    • Faculty

      Zam, Michael
    • Location

      Washington Square
    Tuition $2295