At the AHFA’s top screenwriting school, our one-of-a-kind curriculum and world-class faculty ensure that students receive an intensive, hands-on education in the theory and practice of screenwriting, becoming well-rounded and versatile writers in the process. From day one, students find themselves behind the keyboard, learning how to develop their ideas into a properly structured shooting script at one of the best screenwriting schools in the world. 

In addition, students have the unique opportunity to work with fellow screenwriting, filmmaking, and acting students in developing and bringing a script to life in a finished film, providing each student with extensive experience in going through every step of the filmmaking process as it relates to screenwriting. Finally, students learn the art of pitching their screenplays to help ensure that they are prepared to realize their professional goals once they complete a program at the Academy’s best screenwriting school.


Depending on the screenwriting program or workshop a student enrolls in at the Academy’s screenwriting school, aspiring screenwriters can expect to take many of the following screenwriting courses.

Story Generation Character Arcs Heroes Classic Screenplay Structure
Script to Screen Conflict and Flashbacks Writing the Feature Film Screenplay
Genre Studies Screenplay Analysis Elements of Screenwriting
Acting for Writers The Great Screenplays The Business of Screenwriting
Treatment Writing Transmedia: Franchises Screenwriting Workshop
Revision Class Adaptation Workshop Special One-Week Seminar in Digital Filmmaking
Dramaturgy Pitching Class TV Writing: Sitcoms and One-Hour Dramas
Cinema Studies TV Writing: Pilot TV Writing: Specs


In addition to the courses offered at the Academy’s NYC and LA campuses, aspiring screenwriters are also able to pursue their screenwriting education online through an online screenwriting course.


Prospective students have the option to enroll at the screenwriting school at the New York Film Academy throughout the year. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates for a screenwriting class, please click here.


Designed for students wishing to continue their education started at our NYC campus and receive a degree, students at the screenwriting school can apply to have their credits transferred for advanced standing at one of the following degree programs offered at our LA campus.


For students looking to do a fast-paced, full-immersion screenwriting workshop at the New York Film Academy, they are advised to enroll in one of our short-term screenwriting workshops.


In order to accommodate aspiring screenwriters looking to make a longer time commitment, students should look into our one-year screenwriting program.