Screenwriting Camp

The Screenwriting Camp with Michael Wright will provide 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.

High school students will be able to immerse themselves in the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking for one exciting week. The camps may be taken separately or together.

About the Faculty

: 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.

Residential Camps

Days are spent in a workshop setting, with planned evening activities arranged for both 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.

Costs and Registration

The fees cover housing, food, equipment, materials for the classroom and the instructional/staff salaries. For those taking both camps the fee for each is reduced to a lesser amount. We encourage early application.

Fee Schedule

Early Bird Rate for each camp is $750 and $825, or $1475 for both, as indicated; due dates: up to and including May 15.

Regular Rate for each is $800 and $875, respectively, and $1575 for both camps; dates: May 16-June 15.

Late Rate is $850 and $925, and $1675 respectively; dates: 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.

Please read the 2018 Camp FAQs for more details.  Download the 2018 Application and return by mail or email. 

Saturday, July 14 to 12:00pm

Lorton Performance Center
550 South Gary Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700

Event Type

Camp, Film


General Public, Parents, Parents of High School Students


College of Arts and Sciences, Film Studies



Contact Name

Michael Wright

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