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School of Motion Pictures & Television

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
~ Emile Zola



The School of Motion Pictures & Television fosters creativity and independence in filmmaking as an art with an emphasis on the practical aspects of filmmaking as a business. Our film degree program provides hands-on training in a collaborative framework. After gaining experience in a broad range of disciplines, students specialize in one or more areas to develop their demo reels.


Filmmaking courses offered in the School of Motion Pictures & Television include Directing, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting, Cinematography and many others. See more.

Schedule of Classes

View Motion Pictures & Television course offerings, read course descriptions and plan your schedule. See All Classes »


The School of Motion Pictures & Television offers accredited AA, BFA and MFA degrees. Learn More.


Study Motion Pictures & Television through our undergraduate programs, graduate programs, accredited online program, continuing art education and pre-college scholarship programs.

Featured Faculty

Learn from top industry professionals in Motion Pictures & Television who work to inspire you and develop your unique talents. Learn More.


Get hands-on experience in with the latest tools at a cutting-edge film school to create a dynamic body of work that stands out above the rest. Learn More.

News & Success Stories

Find your motivation in the successes of Academy alumni and faculty members. See what took them to the top of the industry and earned the acclaim of their peers. Learn More.

Spring Show Portfolio

Our film degree program is like no other. See the student work that can truly be called the best of the best from this year's Spring Show. Learn More.

Professional Opportunities

As a Motion Pictures & Television student, you will begin your professional career day one of your editing and film courses. Learn More.

Firms & Clients Hiring Our Graduates

Graduates of our film school have gone on to establish their own businesses and work at companies such as Current TV, PDI/Dreamworks, Zephyr Films and many others. See more.

Program Learning Outcomes

To learn more about the skills you will acquire in this program, view BFA Program Learning Outcomes and MFA Program Learning Outcomes.
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