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Radio-Television-Film Workshops

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Registering for Summer 2024!

Do you have a great idea for a film or TV show? Always dreamed of being a documentary filmmaker? Embark on a creative journey this summer under the guidance and instruction of our faculty. These advanced graduate students, professors, and media professionals will help you hone filmmaking and screenwriting crafts and master the latest filmmaking technology.

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Virtual Workshops in TV & Feature Screenwriting

In-Person Workshops in Filmmaking & Editing

Virtual Workshops

The workshops take place over Zoom and via online learning platforms.


Feature Screenwriting I

Do you have a great idea for a feature film? Many have great ideas; only few craft them into screenplays. In this 11-week workshop, learn screenwriting fundamentals as you develop an original feature film idea. You’ll create a pitch, logline, treatment, outline, and first act. While no previous screenwriting experience is required, please come prepared with ideas for a feature film. Having completed a college-level English course is also recommended. Take as a standalone course or follow with Feature Writing II.

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TV Writing: Pilot I

Do you have a TV pilot you've been wanting to write in a creative, supportive environment? This is the perfect screenwriting workshop to launch you towards your goal. Over 10 sessions, participants will focus on the development of an original series pilot - starting with a logline, drafting pitch materials, working on character development and arcs, crafting a series bible, and mapping an outline - the key to your pilot! In virtual workshop sessions, participants will receive feedback from their instructor and cohort, as well as discuss reading assignments and lectures.
Take as a standalone course or follow with TV Writing Pilot II.

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Feature Screenwriting II

Do you have a screenplay that you've been wanting to finish but haven't been able to? Are you stuck on a plot point or a tough scene? In this 10-session workshop we will take your unfinished screenplay to completion with weekly feedback sessions and tips on how to get your story back on track. Come prepared with a cursory knowledge of screenplay structure and at least a completed first act of a screenplay—which you have either developed independently or in Feature Writing Workshop I.

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TV Writing: Pilot II

You've got your series bible and your pilot outline, now what? Over 10 weeks, participants will write the first draft of their pilot as outlined in TV Writing: Pilot 1 Workshop I and begin revisions on their second draft. In virtual workshop sessions, participants will receive feedback from their instructor and cohort, as well as discuss reading assignments and lectures.

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In-Person Workshops

These workshops take place on the UT Campus. Please sign up for our mailing list to stay informed!

Cinematography Intensive Workshop

Cinematography Intensive

Photographers and Videographers! In this 2-weekend intensive workshop, elevate your craft beyond the basic principles of camera and lighting and explore the cinematic tools used to create an overall visual approach to storytelling. We'll examine film poetics—genre, color, texture, mood, etc.—as well as lighting, lensing continuity, aspect ratio, color grading, and practical on-set strategies and challenges. The workshop will include hands-on exercises and demonstrations of Steadicam operation and higher-end cinematic camera bodies. Takes place in the UT Radio-Televsion-Film studios. 


12 pm - 5 pm each day; 4 days 

WEEKEND 1 - Sat/Sun - 7/13–7/14
WEEKEND 2 - Sat/Sun – 7/20–7/21

Register: $695


Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary film is a process of curiosity, discovery, and storytelling. In this workshop, we will explore the many different types of documentaries and build the basic technical skills to create successful nonfiction films, including selecting compelling topics based on available resources, pre-production, lighting, sound recording, cinematography, interviewing, finding the story, and editing. Over the course of the workshop, participants will each create their own short documentaries (max 10-12 min) and will leave the course with the skills and experience to make many more. 

Meets 12 times over five weeks between July 8 and Aug 9.

  • WEEK 1 (2x): 8-Jul, Mon (6-10 pm); 10-Jul, Wed (6-10 pm)
  • WEEK 2 (3x): 15-Jul, Mon (6-10 pm); 17-Jul, Wed (6-10 pm); 20-Jul, Sat (9 am-5 pm)
  • WEEK 3 (3x): 22-Jul, Mon (6-10 pm); 24-Jul, Wed (6-10 pm), 27-Jul, Sat (9 am-5 pm)
  • WEEK 4 (1x): 31-Jul, Wed (6-10 pm)
  • WEEK 5 (3x): 5-Aug, Mon (6-10 pm); 7-Aug, Wed (6-10 pm); 9-Aug, Fri (7 -10 pm)

Register $795