TEST Free Classroom Workshops

Request the date and time that works best for your class—in-person or virtually!

Receive a confirmation email with pre-workshop and post-workshop info and lesson plans.

On the date and time of your reservation, a professional film artist will enter your classroom in-person* or virtually!

*NOTE: Utah Film Center film artists will follow all federal, state, and school district guidelines for entering the classroom safely and healthy. 

In Your Classroom Workshops

Our FREE classroom workshops offer an opportunity to have a professional in the filmmaking industry teach students about what goes on behind the scenes in their profession, helping students become informed viewers and critical thinkers. 

Currently, we are offering our Behind the Animation Workshop. Behind the Animation is an interactive presentation for 3rd to 8th-grade students that takes them Behind the Scenes to learn the secrets of animated films and the animation industry. An artist working in the animation industry will teach students the elements involved in visual storytelling such as color, shapes, facial expression, and body language. 

For grades 7-12
Learn the techniques of acting for the camera, how it contrasts with acting on the stage, and how to get a great performance for film.
Only Salt Lake, Granite, Canyons, Wasatch, Murray School Districts in October, November, and December
For grades 7-12
Learn the techniques of acting for the camera, how it contrasts with acting on the stage, and how to get a great performance for film.
Only in Salt Lake, Granite, Canyons, Jordan, Wasatch & Murray School Districts
For grades 7-12
Learn the techniques of acting for the camera, how it contrasts with acting on the stage, and how to get a great performance for film.
Available in Park City School District in September
For grades 4-12
This course will teach you all the basics of storytelling in the movies, and the tools and techniques to write a story for the screen.
Only available in Salt Lake, Murray, Alpine, Provo, Jordon, Canyons, Nebo, South Summit, Wasatch, Park City, Granite, Juab, North Sanpete, Carbon, Tintic and Davis School Districts for Fall 2021
For grades 4-12
This course will teach you all the basics of storytelling in the movies, and the tools and techniques to write a story for the screen.
For grades 3-6.
This class will teach young viewers the basics of storytelling, genre, style, and the basics of cinematography, production design, sound, and editing.
For grades 6-12
Animation industry professional Do Park will show you all the careers in the animation industry, and steps you can take today to be an animation professional in the future.
For grades 3-6
This workshop shows you the process, creativity, and collaboration that goes into an animated film from the idea for the movie to the final film.

COVID-19 Considerations

The Utah Film Center’s Media Education Department is committed to the health and safety of the teachers, students and families we serve, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are carefully following school district, state, and national public health requirements and guidelines to ensure the safest possible event at your schools.

As such, we commit to the following protocols for the 2021-2022 academic year:

For in-person programs and events, Utah Film Center staff will…

  • Wear masks while presenting events
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more
  • Follow any school district/school-specific COVID -19 for entry into the schools.

In the event of a school district or school closure with a planned in-person Utah Film Center event/program offering, the Media Education Department will…

  • Offer the program or event virtually at the same time of the scheduled in-person event
  • Offer the teacher/school a “rain check” to reschedule in the spring or when guidelines permit in-person events
  • Offer a cancellation of the event and provide alternative programming that does not require a Utah Film Center staff member to access.

Through this uncertain time, the Media Education department at Utah Film Center is honored to serve you and your schools, and we look forward to being in your classrooms!