Summer Academy Camps

Screenwriting

Media & Communication

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world where stories come to life on the silver screen! Explore the unsung heroes, the screen writers, behind the scenes who breathe life into scripts. Uncover the magic that happens before the cameras roll. This introductory camp dives into the crafting of a compelling narrative and impactful dialogue that resonates with audiences. This camp covers the creative and technical process of screenwriting. Become familiar with format, and embrace professional screenwriting tools that empower you to translate your vision seamlessly onto the page. Whether you’re a budding writer or simply someone with a story to tell, this camp is your gateway to the world of screenwriting.

Age:

13-17

Course Date:

July 15 – 19, 2024
Monday – Friday

Course Date Info:

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Address:

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
See map: Google Maps

Cost:

Day Camp – $500
Residential Camp – $1175

Course Number:

1783-001

Prerequisites:
This course is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners and students with some prior experience with screenwriting.

Instructor:

Meg Grey

Meg Grey earned an MFA in Dramatic Media at the University of Georgia and is very excited to return to the UGA Summer Academy program. Meg’s studies are focused on how interactive media and animation can encourage new forms of theatre and film for young audiences. With over ten years’ experience in educational programming, Meg’s teaching philosophy is rooted in creating a positive environment for creative exploration. She earned her BA in Physical Theatre and Performance from Louisiana State University in 2018 and has worked as a teaching artist all over the country, including The Alliance Theatre, Lake Dillion Theatre Company, Swine Palace, and now here at UGA. Her most recent UGA projects include designing media for Breathe, Alcestis, Putting the I in Me, and Gem of the Ocean.

Jeannie Thomas

Jeannie Thomas is a PhD student at the University of Georgia studying Theatre & Performance Studies with a Certificate in Film and Media Scoring. She received her MFA from UGA in May 2023, studying Dramatic Media. Her areas of interest include digital film editing, sound design, and virtual performance. During her time at UGA, she has worked as an editor on The Vitruvian Theory, St. Nicholas, Breathe, and Here’s Where I Stand, as well as director of photography on The Mountaintop, among other credits. Her work has been acknowledged by theatre and film festivals internationally, including the Shuler Awards, Best Actor & Director Awards, ATL Comedy Awards, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. This is Jeannie’s third year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp:
Optional – students may come to camp with a personal flash drive/hard drive and headphones with standard 3.5mm aux plug.

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Want to extend the fun beyond 3:30 p.m.?

Select the extended day option during checkout and make camp even better for only $60/week!

Consult the Parent Handbook for additional information