The Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa offers residential screenwriting and filmmaking camps for high school students. They will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking for one exciting week each. The camps may be taken separately or together. Please read the 2017 Camp FAQs for more details.
July 9-15, 2017 – Screenwriting Camp Application
The Screenwriting Camp with Professor Michael Wright provides an intensive exploration of the craft of screenwriting along with stimulating group activities and film screenings. Students will create their own short screenplays that will be read for family and friends in a script festival on the last day.
July 15-22, 2017 – Filmmaking Camp Application
The Filmmaking Camp with videographer Erin McHenry provides students with the opportunity to fully plunge into every aspect of creating short films, along with evening screenings and exciting group activities. The camp will culminate in a film festival of the students’ work, screened for family and friends. Cameron Buckley (BA ’14) will serve as an additional instructor.
Days are spent in a workshop setting, with planned evening activities arranged for recreation and further exploration of film. Participants must stay on campus in a supervised residence hall during the camp; rooms are shared (males and females are housed on separate floors). Each camp has a full-time, qualified student assistant staying with the students in the residence.
- Early-Bird Rate: $750 for screenwriting, $825 for filmmaking, or $1475 for both, before May 15
- Regular Rate: $800 for screenwriting, $875 for filmmaking, or $1575 for both, May 16-June 15
- Late Rate: $850 for screenwriting, $925 for filmmaking, or $1675 for both, June 16-26
- Commuters: $650 for screenwriting, $693 for filmmaking
- A $300 ($600 for students taking both classes) nonrefundable deposit will be required following acceptance into the camps.
NOTE: DEADLINE FOR BOTH CAMPS: JUNE 26
About the Faculty
Screenwriting: Michael Wright is the director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Creative Writing at The University of Tulsa where he teaches playwriting, screenwriting and courses in writing for animation, radio, podcasting and gaming, among others. Recipient of the Milan Stitt Award for Outstanding Contribution to American Theatre from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., he is the founder of the Fictional Characters, a writers’ collective supported by grants from the Tulsa Arts & Humanities Council. He has conducted courses and workshops around the world, including Australia, Singapore, Hungary, Poland and Sweden. Wright’s books include Playwriting at Work and Play, Playwriting in Process and Playwriting Master Class and are considered standard texts in undergraduate and graduate programs nationally and internationally.
Filmmaking: Erin McHenry graduated with honors from the film program at the University of Oklahoma. While in school, she won a scholarship and filmmaking award from producer/director Ned Hockman for a short documentary covering the Tulsa Race Riots. She continued her education and obtained certification as a secondary education instructor for journalism. McHenry has worked in a wide range of fields within the film medium, from being a videographer for a television pilot starring X-Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana, to doing audio for live news casts for KJRH, to editing films and projects with professional software such as Final Cut Pro. Her most recent endeavors include pioneering a production company by the name of SevenTummy, making branded content and web shows, along with freelance videography and editing. She currently works as director of multimedia for a manufacturing company.
For more information, please contact Wright at email@example.com or 918-631-3174.