Summer Workshop in Screenwriting
If you're unable to commit to the year-long Professional Program in Screenwriting, the Summer Workshop in Screenwriting is a great way to get your feet wet. Students meet on campus in a weekly three-hour workshop that stresses the theory and craft of professional screenwriting. Over the course of 10 weeks, each student develops a concept, outlines a story, and completes the first act of an original feature-length screenplay.
The Summer Workshop is closely modeled after the MFA screenwriting program's "434" screenwriting class. Designed by former MFA Screenwriting Chair Lew Hunter and current Co-Chair Richard Walter, and limited to no more than eight students, the workshop involves intensive round-table analysis and table readings of each student's work, led by an instructor who is a professional screenwriter. The Summer Workshop is a great introduction to UCLA screenwriting.
Students who successfully complete the Summer Workshop and choose to enroll in the year-long Professional Program do not need to resubmit their application materials (please note that students must begin a new screenplay in the Professional Program).
Don't live in L.A.? There is also an ONLINE version of this workshop.
Check out our Screenwriting Admissions page for information about the application process and to download an application form.
Start Date: Week of June 23, 2014
Application Deadline: May 26, 2014
Workshop Day: Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs. Specific day of the week TBD. Schedule conflicts of enrolled students taken into consideration.
Workshop Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuition: $1350 for the summer (charged upon admission to the course). See Screenwriting Admissions page for details.