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    Wake Forest Summer Immersion: Screenwriting Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media, Writing, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: 980-224-9298
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    Screenplays are where cinematic stories are born! Screenplays provide the blueprint for a movie or TV show. 

    The Screenwriting Institute is a week-long program designed for high school students to gain an understanding of the art and craft of writing screenplays for film, television, and/or video games. Students will learn how to write their own screenplay and meet with Screenwriting professionals.

    Topics Covered: 

    • Structure – Set-up and Pay-Off
    • Storyboarding and Screenwriting
    • Character Development – Goals, Obstacles, and Flaws
    • Workshopping and Editing
    • Genre and Tone

    Hands-On Experiences: 

    • Work to write a screenplay 
    • Watch and analyze different styles of filmmaking
    • Engage in discussions with professional screenwriters
    • Hear about trends and see behind the scenes
    • Learn to use Final Draft software – what the pros use!


      Hands-on experiences are subject to change.