Screen Writing Camp

When we think of our favorite movies, we often remember the actors, the directors, and the ways in which the story unfolds visually. But we sometimes forget, before the movie was directed and performed, it was written! In this introductory camp, you will learn how to tell a story visually, which includes creating compelling narrative and tight dialogue. You will also learn the accepted screenwriting format. At the end of camp, your screenplay will be distributed to students in our Digital Film Advanced Intensive Camp, who may select your work for production.

Ages: 14-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $400

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $880


This course is designed for students with an interest in screen writing.


Jake Hunsbusher produces creative work. He graduated from Georgia Southern University's Multimedia Film production program in 2016 and immediately enrolled in The University of Georgia's M.F.A. Dramatic Media program. In addition to his work in video/audio production Jake is an accomplished playwright and screenwriter. He also does professional voice work and has narrated several audio books. This is Jake's second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Paul Cunningham is a poet, filmmaker, screenwriter, playwright, prose writer, editor, translator, and currently teaches Intro to Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. His short film It is Announced (an adaptation of a Valerie Mejer Caso poem) premiered in India's 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. His writing has appeared in The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, Fireflies: A Film Zine, Quarterly West, OmniVerse, DIAGRAM, Bat City Review, Tarpaulin Sky, Witness, and others. His recent translations of Helena Österlund have appeared in Exchanges, Asymptote, and EuropeNow. He founded Radioactive Moat Press in 2009 and the online journal Deluge in 2012. He has served as a judge for The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. He is a Princeton INCH scholar and he holds a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Notre Dame. This is Paul’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.