Screenwriting

Write for the silver screen.

Register now with our Early Bird Special to get 20% off select classes! Offer ends Sept. 24.

Fall Classes at Chicago Dramatists are here and will remain online! Head back to school with us to create your next great work with Chicago Dramatists. We happily accept students from all around the world and invite you stay in with us and create your next great work. Take the leap and join us here at Chicago Dramatists.

The opportunities for screenwriting are endless. Grab yours today. Write for the big and little screen, and learn all the ins-and-outs of the film trade. Sign up now for our Fall Screenwriting courses and put your dreams on the silver screen.

Choose the class that suits you and click on the class’s name to go to the details page.

Fall Classes

Writing for the Small Screen (Mornings) (Online)
6 Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm CT
Oct 16 – Dec 11
Instructor: Mary Ruth Clarke
ADDITIONAL CLASS ADDED!!!

The third Golden Age of Television is upon us and the opportunities have never been greater. This class is for anyone who has an idea (any genre) that could make a great series and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it.  We will study and analyze successful pilots to learn the form and craft of writing for television.

This class is ideal for writers at any level.

Writing for the Small Screen (Afternoons) (Online)
6 Saturdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm CT
Oct 16 – Dec 11
Instructor: Mary Ruth Clarke
SOLD OUT!!!

The third Golden Age of Television is upon us and the opportunities have never been greater. This class is for anyone who has an idea (any genre) that could make a great series and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it.  We will study and analyze successful pilots to learn the form and craft of writing for television.

This class is ideal for writers at any level.



Chicago Dramatists Class Fee Policies 

  • If you cancel your registration more than three weeks in advance of the class start date, you will be entitled to either a full refund of your money or a full credit applied to your account for future CD classes. 
  • If you cancel your registration less than than three weeks but more than ten days before the class start date, you will be entitled to a full credit applied to your account (minus a $20 administrative fee). However, there will be no refunds. 
  • If you cancel your registration fewer than ten days but more than three days before the class start date, you will be entitled to 50% of your class fee (minus a $20 administrative fee) applied to your account as a credit. 
  • If you cancel your registration less than three days before the class start date, there is unfortunately neither a credit nor refund option available.
  • Failure to pay fee or arrange payment schedule within 48 hours of registration will result in cancellation of registration.
  • Classes that fail to meet the 50% minimum registrant requirement within 48 hours of class start time will be cancelled. In this case, registrants will receive a 100% refund.
  • Separate discounts cannot be combined.