NYU - Tisch Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing

The Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing trains students in the three mediums of dramatic writing: theater, film and television.
Degrees Offered
  1. 2 Year M.A.
  1. Screenwriting
  2. Writing for Screen & Television
Yearly Tuition
$60k to $70k
Tuition Detail
$65,926 per year
Application Deadline Types
  1. Regular Decision
Regular Decision Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

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What is the Application Fee? $ 77
Is a GRE required for admission? No
Is a portfolio required for admission? Yes
How many Letters of Reference are required? 2
Known as one of the top screenwriting programs in the country, the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing focuses on developing students to write in all areas of dramatic writing, including film, television, and playwriting. The faculty consists of working professionals with credits in areas like major Broadway productions, commercial and independent film, and popular television shows.

Ranked at No. 3 on Hollywood Reporter’s 2020 list of Top Film Schools, the program prides itself on its hands-on curriculum with students beginning to write in their first semester. While classes are largely workshop-oriented, students also take classes in textual analysis to help them fully grasp the art of filmmaking.

To apply to Tisch, prospective students are required to submit the NYU graduate application as well as include their resume, statement of intent outlining their personal and professional interest in the program, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and their creative portfolio. The most important part of the application is the quality of writing submitted by an applicant, which can be a full-length play or screenplay or up to two TV pilots.

Learn more about NYU Tisch’s application requirements here.

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