Susan Ruskin, Interim Dean
Janos J. Kovacsi, Program Director
Dates & Cost
Welcome to Studio Village, UNCSA’s unique on-campus movie set, where students and rising college freshmen immerse themselves in the exciting world of filmmaking. The conservatory’s dedication to developing the whole filmmaker extends to the summer program. Students here will learn about ‒ and experience first-hand ‒ screenwriting, cinematography, directing, producing and digital editing. They will also gain an understanding of the creative, analytical, organizational and cooperative elements of filmmaking and develop their own short narrative film, all with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, professional instruction from our artist-teachers, enthusiastic coaching and feedback from college teaching assistants, and the collaborative efforts of fellow student filmmakers.
This program is open to rising high school sophomores through incoming college freshmen.
Open to any and all students with no prior experience. Students in this program will first learn how to develop a short narrative script in terms of character, plot, conflict, structure, and format. They will develop their own five-minute screenplay or choose from an existing library and prepare a script for production. All completed student screenplays will be put into production, and students are allowed and encouraged to team up to develop a shared project. During the first two weeks of the program, participants will also be taught the basics of cinematography and camera operating, directing, producing and both the theory of editing and the use of digital editing software.
After completing necessary safety tests, students will have the opportunity to perform in a variety of key capacities, including director, producer, cinematographer or editor, and other crew positions such as script supervisor, assistant cameraman, boom operator, gaffer, grip, and electrician. They may also act in student projects. Along with making films, participants will watch and learn to analyze films from the School's extensive film archive, one of the largest film collections in the nation, and attend specialty classes in all the above fields. Sessions on still and portrait photography are also provided. The program ends with a film festival in which all student projects are screened and become eligible to compete for awards in several categories.
Open to returning students and those who have completed year-long intermediate high school film or video courses, or are members of an International Baccalaureate Organization-sponsored film program and are thoroughly familiar with both hardware and software. At this stage most students will have identified their chosen field, (e.g. screenwriting, cinematography, producing, editing or directing). Students will begin a review of their previous studies, attend specialty classes, and pre-produce projects they have developed either before the summer program or in the first half of the program.
After completing all necessary safety tests, students will have additional opportunities to develop a short narrative screenplay and direct the project or to serve as crew mutiple times in their particular area of interest to gain expertise and experience.
Students in this advanced program are encouraged to avail themselves of the consultation and one-on-one training with the instructor in their area of interest. Films developed in the Advanced Filmmakers Program will be entered in the film festival and are eligible to compete in various award categories.
Presentations and seminar sessions will be led by professionals in the field and highly qualified academicians, assisted by college teaching assistants (second, third or fourth-year college).
New faculty information will be posted as it becomes available.
For further information, please contact Janos Kovacsi, Program Director, at 336.770.1341 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Room & Board
|June 23 to July 26
UNCSA Summer 2013 – Deadlines and Cancellation Policy
Online Registration opens January 3
Deadline for International Students April 1
Priority Registration deadline* May 1
Payment in full due May 15
* Priority Registration guarantees your place in your chosen program. Registrations received after May 1, 2013 are accepted on a case-by-case basis as residence hall space allows.
Space in each program is limited. Registrations received after a program has filled will be placed on a waiting list pending withdrawals.
$300 non-refundable deposit due at registration – check or credit card
Student withdrawal by June 1: refund of one-half of total paid, less non-refundable deposit
Student withdrawal after June 1: no refunds
In the event a program is cancelled by UNCSA, payments will be refunded in full
Filmmaking Summer Intensive Registration