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SCHOOL OF FILM • ACTING • PHOTOGRAPHY

One-Year Conservatory

Each student writes, shoots, directs, and edits 8 films and works on 28 more.
Beginning on day one, students participate in an intensive sequence of classes in Film Directing, Screenwriting, 16mm Camera Technique, Lighting, Digital Editing, Directing Actors and Production Workshop. They extend and deepen their in-class learning by producing their own short 16mm films.

Working in crews of three or four, each student writes, produces, directs and edits four films of increasing complexity. In addition, each student fulfills the essential roles of Director of Photography, Assistant Camera Operator, and Gaffer (Lighting Technician) on the films of her/his crew members. Thus, everyone has the extensive hands-on experience of working on sixteen short films in the first two months.

During the third month, students are introduced to new digital video technology. With its ease of use, the digital video cameras will allow the students to delve deeper into the director's craft. Each student directs three digital projects. These projects and in-class production workshops challenge students to explore the dramatic mechanics of motion picture story-telling and the critical collaboration between actors and directors. Supporting classes include Screenwriting, Directing Actors, Directing, Production Workshop, and Documentary Filmmaking. The combination of these classes and the digital productions prepare students for the second semester and production of their thesis films.

New York City
September 2017 - September 2018
January 2018 - January 2019
May 2018 - May 2019
September 2018 - September 2019
Los Angeles
September 2017 - September 2018
January 2018 - January 2019
May 2018 - May 2019
September 2018 - September 2019
South Beach, Florida
January 2018 - January 2019
September 2018 - September 2019
Tuition: $39,292* (USD) Per Year
Equipment Fee: $4,136 Per Year

*Students will also incur additional expenses on their own productions. This varies depending on how much film they shoot and scale of the projects.

Number of Semesters: 2


For Los Angeles Campus:
Number of Semesters: 3