8-Week Television Writing Workshop

Learn How To Write a Script for TV

During NYFA’s 8-Week TV Writing Workshop, students are introduced to writing for television, learning the fundamental techniques of this exciting craft. Similar to our 12-Week Television Writing program, students within the eight-week, full-time program spend a majority of time writing, focusing on essential screenwriting concepts such as story, structure, character, conflict, story engines, and dialogue.

Studying under the supervision and mentorship of professional screenwriters, our screenwriting students work in a focused environment, which helps aspiring writers learn how to create a solid structure for their writing and meet creative deadlines. This is a full-time, in-person program.

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Workshop DescriptionWorkshop Name: 8-Week Television Writing Workshop

In this immersive workshop, students get hands-on experience in screenwriting, learning the development techniques of the writer’s room. Throughout the program, students work towards writing a pilot script, studying existing shows and their format and structure. Students will come up with original episode ideas, using their concepts to develop an idea for an original series, then, a series proposal.

As a final project, students will write the pilot script based on their proposal. Throughout the program, students will engage in discussion and critique of their writing, as well as their classmates’ writing. Students able to obtain a discounted download code of Final Draft software from the Bursar.

NYFA also offers the possibility to learn screenwriting from anywhere through a variety of online screenwriting workshops.

To learn more about NYFA’s screenwriting workshops, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.

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School Alumni

Banky Wellington AKA Banky W  

Banky Wellington AKA Banky W


Kangana Ranaut  

Kangana Ranaut

Actor | Filmmaker | Screenwriter

New York Film Academy graduate Meshal Al Jaser  

Meshal Al Jaser

Writer | Actor | Director



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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.