Screenwriting Certificate Program

Learn How To Write a Script at NYFA

NYFA’s Screenwriting School offers a 1-Year Screenwriting Certificate program where aspiring writers focus on building their screenwriting skills, spending a majority of their time working on original scripts for filmmaking, television, and modern media.

During this intensive program, students write in a fast-paced environment that reflects a professional writing room, working alongside a diverse student community. Through this process, students establish vital skills in narrative storytelling, creative critique, collaboration, pitching, and editing skills, studying under the close mentorship and guidance of our experienced faculty of working Screenwriters.

At the conclusion of the program, screenwriting graduates can continue their screenwriting education in one of NYFA’s degree programs or pursue their creative goals in film, media, and entertainment. Due to the immersive nature of the one-year program, it’s an ideal fit for high school graduates or individuals who wish to make a full-time, year-long commitment to developing an original script concept.

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Certificate Program in Screenwriting

The 1-Year Screenwriting program is available at NYFA New York and NYFA Los Angeles, as well as a one-year Diploma program at NYFA Austraila. In this program, students work on their own original scripts and projects, such as a treatment for a feature film, tv scripts, and the first draft of a spec feature-length screenplay.

Students will complete two full screenplay drafts during the program. This 1-Year Screenwriting program provides immersive hands-on training for aspiring screenwriters, helping students develop their screenwriting craft and discipline.

1-Year Screenwriting Program


Melissa Palazuelos  

Melissa Palazuelos


Mohamed Diab  

Mohamed Diab

Director | Writer

Lucy Luna  

Lucy Luna

Screenwriter | Director


Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.