In Your Classroom Presentations for Students

The In Your Classroom program helps students develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression to competently apply literacy skills to media and technology. Catering to Utah public school students, these in-classroom interactive presentations are free of charge and can be booked at any time during the school year. This program is made possible by generous support from Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools (POPS), Art Works For Kids, and anonymous private donors.

Behind the Animation (50 min)

We take 3rd-12th grade students on a journey of storytelling by going in-depth into the behind-the-scenes process of an animated film. A professional animator leads your students through the creative process with specific attention paid to storytelling elements, construction, impact of message, and the collaborative nature of this art form.

Based on your available room capacity, this presentation can be done for groups from a single class to a moderately-sized assembly.


Real To Reel (75 min)

Real to Reel is a 4th-6th grade interactive classroom presentation that explores various styles of documentary film. Students will learn to interpret intent, understand how filmmaking techniques affect our perception of the content, and apply criteria to demonstrate how these choices convey meaning to the audience.

This program is designed to be presented to a single class that does not exceed 36 students.


For more information contact Utah Film Center’s Education Coordinator, Leslie Means, at


About POPS

POPS (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools) is an education outreach program in the fine arts that provides a mechanism for Utah’s professional art organizations to assist in teaching the Utah’s fine art core curriculum in the public schools. Professional organizations match state revenues to support and enhance the delivery of art education through demonstrations, performances, presentations, and educational activities in the schools. The program ensures that each of the 40 school districts have the opportunity to receive services in a balanced and comprehensive manner over three years.
Utah Film Center POPS 2015-2016 Final Annual Report