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Online Film School

With the power to move audiences to laughter and tears, movies and TV shows become iconic records of a culture's shared history. Academy of Art University's online film school prepares students to leave their mark on the history and the future of cinema and TV.

With a top faculty of film industry professionals, Academy of Art University is one of the best film schools online. The online film college offers accredited Associates (AA), Bachelors (BFA) and Masters (MFA) degrees as well as continuing art education programs. Degrees available in the School of Motion Pictures & Television include Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting.


Online Film Courses. Hands-On Experience.

Many online film schools only teach the basics. In online film courses at Academy of Art University, up-and-comers in the film industry learn more than just the tricks of the trade. Students receive a thorough grounding in the craft and artistry of film. Then, they use the latest digital technology to create scenes and films that move audiences.

Online film college classes in cinematography, editing, directing and more introduce students to the visual language of film. They explore lighting, sound, screenwriting and camera angles to create a mood and tell their story in a fresh and engaging way.

In each class, students are guided by instructors who are themselves talented professionals in the field for an experience that truly equips them for the future trends in the film industry. Academy of Art University's online film courses enable students to develop a reel that showcases their unique talent and vision.

School of Motion Pictures & Television classes include:

  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting (Script writing for film and television)
  • Producing
    • Film Production
    • Television Production
    • Commercial Production
    • Production Design
  • Cinematography
    • Digital Cinematography
    • Lighting
    • Cinematography Lighting
  • Special Effects
  • And More!

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Professional Film Opportunities

In addition to hands-on experience, Academy of Art University's online film school offers opportunities to network with the best of the best in the motion pictures industry.

Events like Academy of Art University's Annual Epidemic Film Festival offer students online and in San Francisco the chance to share their creative dreams with the world. The Epidemic Film Festival seats student filmmakers next to seasoned pros like Tippi Hedren, Christopher Lloyd, director Robert Butler and more for an unforgettable awards ceremony.

Career opportunities for online film school graduates include:


One-of-a-Kind Film School Online Program

Academy of Art University's online film school offers flexible programs for aspiring filmmakers. With detailed demonstration videos and live chats, each online film course offers the same top-notch experience that students in a classroom receive. Students interact with their instructor and a rich and vibrant community of their peers to create film and television projects that engage and excite the viewer.

View a Demonstration of Online Classes

Whether attending classes online or in San Francisco, School of Motion Pictures & Television students at Academy of Art University are immersed in their field from the first day of classes onward. The online film college's accredited Associates (AA), Bachelors (BFA) and Masters (MFA) degrees, online awards of completion and continuing art education programs equip students for rewarding creative careers.

Online Film School Programs:

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Accreditation Info

Degree programs in Academy of Art University's online film school are accredited. Learn more.

Online Film School
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