4-Week Teen Summer Camp for Screenwriting

Learn How To Write a Script at NYFA

In NYFA’s 4-Week Screenwriting Camp, students learn how to write a script and craft their own screenplays. Under the guidance of NYFA’s faculty of professional screenwriters and filmmakers, students improve their natural writing abilities, gaining an understanding of the technical aspects of writing for television and/or film.

Program Description

Camp Name: 4-Week Screenwriting for Teens

In this hands-on camp, students with various writing abilities learn how to write a script for film or television. This program is a combination of theory and practical experience, as students study the core elements of screenwriting while working in supervised writing labs. The classes and workshops are taught by NYFA’s award-winning faculty of professional screenwriters.

Over the course of a few weeks, students learn how to analyze and critique films, also studying film history, theory, and the craft of filmmaking. Students shoot with film equipment and edit their own work, helping them learn basic directing, editing, and post-production workflow skills using industry-standard software. As a final project, students write a second draft of a short screenplay or an outline and treatment of a feature film and/or television pilot. At the end of the program, there is a final presentation of student work, open to friends and family.

The goals of the screenwriting camp are ambitious, and students are required to do a significant amount of writing in the evenings and weekends. We recommend that students bring a tablet or laptop computer.

To learn more about our programs, please refer to NYFA’s camp brochure.


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