The School of Motion Pictures & Television fosters creativity and independence in filmmaking as an art. We also provide instruction in the commercial aspects of filmmaking as a business. Our approach is dedicated to practical, hands-on training in a collaborative framework. Students are immersed in a broad range of filmmaking skills, including producing, directing, cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, screenwriting, production design and acting. After gaining experience in a broad range of disciplines, students will specialize in one area for the purpose of portfolio development. We train students ultimately to become specialists, since specialists are what the industry requires.
Our program offers state-of-the-art equipment and guidance by top industry professionals. Students who concentrate in acting will take a series of performance courses (acting, speech, singing, movement, improvisation, Shakespeare). Acting classes also collaborate with other classes in Motion Pictures and Television. Acting students will graduate with a taped portfolio of their work, which can be used to help launch an acting career. Guest speakers of special note in their respective fields are invited during each semester.
Potential Careers: Producer, Director, Editor, Gaffer, Actor, Camera Operator, Art Director, Set Designer, Screenwriter and Location Manager.