Intro to Screenwriting

Online Camp

This summer, teenagers can let their creative imaginations run wild while learning the craft of screenwriting. In this two-week screenwriting course, taught by RTF grad students at UT, campers will study scenes from screenplays; watch and discuss movie clips and short films; learn about character, setting, dialogue, and structure; and write screenplays. During the first week, they will write original short scripts, and, during the second, they will collaborate with other creative teens to write a web series.

Register for Session 1 by June 14
Register for Session 2 by July 19

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This workshop combines scheduled real-time virtual class meetings via Zoom, asynchronous material, and independent work.

  • Ages: 14–18 yrs.
  • Number of weeks: 2
  • Session dates: Session 1: 6/29/20–7/10/20; Session 2: 7/27/20–8/7/20
  • Meeting schedule: M-F: 10 am–11 am lecture/discussion; 1–3 pm workshop CT
  • Tuition: $600


Meets Monday–Friday, between 10 am and 3:00 pm CT:

  • 10 am–11 am CT– Morning lecture/discussion via Zoom
  • 11 am–1 pm CT– Independent Work Time
  • 1 pm–3 pm CT – Afternoon Check-in via Zoom

What you'll need at home


  • Computer with

    • Wi-Fi
    • Web cam
    • Microphone

Software / Apps

  • Scriptwriting software. Some suggestions:
  • Zoom (free virtual conferencing app)

Davey Morrison is a graduate student completing an MFA in screenwriting at The University of Texas. Davey's work has been recognized by SXSW (official selection 2020), The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist), and the Austin Film Festival (screenwriting contest finalist). His films as both a writer and director have aired on cable TV, Amazon Prime, and in film festivals on five different continents. You can find more information about Davey and his work at his website,