From viral sensations to blockbuster hits, filmmakers have more options than ever when it comes to finding an audience. Independent filmmaking is anything but— it’s a well oiled machine composed of many parts, all working together to achieve a single goal.
Whether you’re learning online or on set, you’ll build skills in an environment that takes its cue from a professional studio. You’ll learn to effectively balance the creative aspects of world building and storytelling with the practical aspects of running a production – all while sharing your work with faculty and peers for constructive evaluation. You’ll build a diverse portfolio and develop skills that prepare you for the fast-paced world of professional filmmaking.
This program merges the artistic concepts of traditional filmmaking with the technological tools used in everything from independent news gathering and documentary filmmaking, to commercial production and web video.
Students gain hands-on experience working each position on set on a variety of filmmaking projects, enabling them to get a feel for the role that each crew member plays in production.
Students receive an advanced education in behind-the-scenes filmmaking – working in teams to complete real films, while focusing on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles.