"Thank you for having this program. There are so few available. The staff was amazing and very caring. They went above expectations when it came to individual needs... " br>- George Washington University - Musical Theater parent
"Without USPA and all of their help, I really don't believe that I would have been accepted into The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU (my first choice college)." br>- Alex Roesler
"It was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about the college theatre audition process. And it made me less nervous for them. I applied for 9 colleges and had to audition for all of them, but the workshop prepared me mentally and physically." br> - Anna (College Audition Boot Camp Student)
Rick Hawkins is an Emmy-winning screenwriter, whose quarter of a century career in Hollywood includes successes as a producer, studio executive, and international media consultant. Beginning with The Carol Burnett Show, where his now iconic "Went With the Wind" sketch contains the longest sustained laugh in television history, Hawkins went on to pen the ABC telefilm, The Love Boat, which piloted the long running series. Hawkins' writing credits include landmark variety series, top rated sitcoms and dramas, for which he has earned seven Emmy Award nominations and five WGA Award nominations. Hawkins has penned the book for several musicals, including the "Lunch," which had it's West Coast premier in January of 2014. Hawkins has served as lecturer and teacher at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Moscow, as well as the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Warner Brothers Comedy Writing workshops. He is currently serving as a Teaching Artist in the Cinema Arts Department of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where his focus of instruction is screenwriting (for screens large and small.)
Turn your love of storytelling into a talent for screenwriting. Learn the tools used by Hollywood professionals from Emmy-winning screenwriter and college professor, Rick Hawkins that can start you on the path of your own career. Under Rick's guidance, you will create screenplay stories from your own imagination to share in a public reading.
Experience a fun-filled, action-packed week of doing what you love - viewing and discussing award-winning films and TV series, focused on and about young people. Enjoy group games and exercises that will expand your abilities to observe, appreciate and record the people and world that surround you, as well as discovering the writer's voice inside you. Best of all, you will write, write, write!
*Tuition includes room, & meals.
*Registration Fees, Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation fees are not included in Tuition and are additional.
*Commuter (where offered) includes lunch. Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation are not included and are additional.
**Tuition for Boot Camps, such as College Audition Boot Camp, does not include room and meals or airport transportation.
***Locations, Prices, Dates, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice.
The faculty is comprised of professional industry artists and college professors representing their schools. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553 or 415 924-6442
**USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.
If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553
** USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.