Available Session Dates: June 24, 2018 - July 7, 2018 (Session 1) or July 15, 2018 - July 28, 2018 (Session 2)
Recognized as one of the top 10 film schools in the U.S. by The Hollywood Reporter and located in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, there’s no better place than the LMU School of Film and Television to cultivate your creative identity this summer.
Under the guidance of full-time faculty, who are also professional screenwriters, students will broaden their writing skills, develop their unique voices, and learn the basic elements of screenwriting. Structure, character development, dialogue, descriptive action, formatting, and genre will be explored and put into practice in a supportive workshop environment. Coupled with analytical viewings of popular movies - both classic and contemporary - students will have the chance to discuss the art, craft, and business of being a writer in the motion picture industry. Ideal for the highly motivated, students should enter this program open to honest and meaningful collaboration with peers, a willingness to offer and receive constructive criticism, and the desire to learn while having fun.
Los Angeles Area Excursion
Students enrolled in the Beginning Screenwriting course will have the opportunity to tour a local film or television studio.
- Learn the basics the script development process
- Gain a deeper understanding of cinematic storytelling
- Enhance your writing skills
Tuition and Fees
Application Fee: $50
2018 Program Cost: $3,950
The $3,950 program cost includes:
- Tuition for two-week, non-credit course
- Housing for 2 weeks
- All meals
- Course materials
- Use of campus recreation facilities
- Class field trips
- A trip to Disneyland
- An additional weekend day trip off campus
The cost does not include transportation to and from the program itself, personal spending money, or other incidentals.
For additional information about program tuition and fees and payment options, please visit our Fees Page.
2018 Application Requirements
This program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors only.
We are no longer accepting new applications to our Beginning Screenwriting (Session 1) course. We are still accepting applications for Beginning Screenwriting (Session 2), which will take place from July 15-July 28, 2018.
For an updated list of courses still available during our session 1 timeslot (June 24-July 7, 2018), please visit our courses by date page.