School of Motion Pictures & Television

The Academy’s School of Motion Pictures and Television will give you the skills you need to create award-winning films. With eight professional soundstages, Oscar- and Emmy-winning faculty members, and a dedicated casting director, the school provides a hands-on experience that parallels the type of working environment you’ll encounter in the real world.

Whether you want ot pursue a career in writing, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, or production design, you will graduate with a reel that showcases your skills as a filmmaker.


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Areas of Emphasis

MPT Emphasis
Director expand_more
Lead a crew of talented filmmakers, including writers, actors, producers, production designers, cinematographers, and editors, using state-of-the-art equipment on soundstages and on locations. You will work collaboratively, bringing stories to life from initial vision to final cut. You’ll graduate with a reel of work that demonstrates your talent.
Editor expand_more
Create the final cut of a film by blending footage, sound, and effects. At the Academy you will work with the most current software to cut narratives, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. You will spend time on set and learn how to collaborate with directors and producers. You’ll leave with a reel that demonstrates your cross-discipline skills.
Producer expand_more
Learn the business of the entertainment industry, supervising projects from development through production, postproduction, and marketing. You will acquire the skills to budget, schedule, and gain practical experience producing films, series, music videos, and commercials. You’ll graduate with a portfolio of produced projects demonstrating your skills.
Production Designer expand_more
Craft the unique visual worlds that define films and TV shows. You will acquire the skills to design and dress sets, choose locations, and select props—the physical elements required to tell the visual story of a project and its characters. You’ll gain experience working on sets for films, commercials, and music videos, creating imagery to fill your portfolio with compelling work.
Screenwriter expand_more
Weave ideas into stories, create engaging characters, write realistic dialogue, and construct plot lines—all of the key skills needed to create scripts for film and television. Collaborate on set with directors, actors, and producers while acquiring an understanding of the entire production process. You may see your films come to life on our soundstages and graduate with a portfolio of television and feature work.
Cinematographer expand_more
Paint with light and shadow to capture the essence of a film through the lens of a camera. Work in collaboration with directors to create visual styles, shots, and lighting using the most up-to-date digital and film camera equipment and lenses. Train to fill all the essential roles on a camera crew. Shoot films, commercials, and other work to fill your portfolio.

Online Learning

The Academy’s acclaimed online learning program is perfectly suited to the Motion Picture and Television school’s curriculum. As a remote student, you can direct or produce over Zoom (through the use of an iPad) from anywhere in the world, using the same crews, actors, and soundstages that on-campus students use. These are fantastic opportunities to collaborate with your fellow students.


Student Work


  • Producer
  • Development Executive
  • Screenwriter
  • Editor
  • Line Producer
  • Production Designer
  • AD
  • Camera Operator
  • Director
  • Cinematographer
  • 1st AC
  • Social Media Content Creator

Companies That Have Hired Our Students

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I feel like I go through a cycle: I finish a shoot, and it’s like, ‘Oh, wow! I learned so much on that one; I’m gonna be so prepared for the next one.’ Then I go into the next shoot, and I feel like I know a little something about directing, and then there’s some new challenge you couldn’t have anticipated. But you learn from it. And every single time, it’s this cycle where you learn something new, and you grow because you’re out there doing it.

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Sydney Freeland

MFA Motion Pictures & Television,
Director of Marvel’s Echo – Disney+

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