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Two-Year Conservatory

Two-Year Conservatory students learn the fundamentals of visual and dramatic storytelling through the production of a series of short films in year one, as outlined in the One-Year Filmmaking Program. They then build on this foundation in the second year as they focus on feature filmmaking as well as music video and commercial production. Conservatory students receive over 2,000 hours of hands-on instruction and actual production experience. Students will complete the Two-Year program having made short films, music videos, commercials, and documentaries. Additionally, students choosing to do so can direct a feature film in a paid fifth semester.

This two-year conservatory program is offered at our New York City campus. Students interested in studying at our Los Angeles campus should consider our two year MFA in Filmmaking degree program, two-year AFA in Filmmaking degree program, or the three-year BFA in Filmmaking degree program.

New York City
September 2017 - September 2019
January 2018 - September 2020
September 2018 - September 2020
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: 4