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New York Film Academy Online Screenwriting

15-Week Online Screenplay Story & Structure Workshop

15-Week Online Screenplay Story & Structure Workshop Overview


In this 15-week online course, students learn the basics of feature screenwriting and feature screenplay story structure — from format and framework to how to write specific types of scenes (like phone calls, montages and dreams). In-depth writing tools are investigated, like screenplay structure, story, and use of subtext and exposition in dialogue. Students also study how to generate and develop stories. Where do stories come from? How do we find them in the world around us? What is the difference between a good idea and a good story? Students learn how to structure a screenplay and write a film treatment, detailing the feel and flow of a story for a feature film. They will plot a feature film idea and create a treatment that they will then break into a detailed beat sheet. Lastly, they will begin work on the script, writing the first sequence to get the feel of the script before either writing it after the class ends or taking it into Screenplay Workshop.


To enroll and hold a place in an online screenwriting course, a student must submit a $500 deposit, which is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition. Full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the course.

If a student cancels enrollment in an online screenwriting course, the following applies:
  • The $500 deposit is not refundable under any circumstances unless New York Film Academy cancels the course. Program fees (minus the deposit) are refundable until 30 days prior to the start of the program. No refunds are available after 30 days prior to the start of the course.
  • In order to cancel, an enrolled student must contact our admissions office in writing. Failure to cancel prior to the 30-day deadline will result in a bill for the full program fee.
In the event that New York Film Academy cancels a program, all enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of program fees.
TUITION: $ 1,870 (USD)
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