Creative Arts Programs

Screenwriting

Our screenwriting courses are designed for students with a passion for storytelling who are considering pursuing a future in screenwriting or filmmaking. Under the mentorship of working Hollywood screenwriters, students will learn every element of the screenwriting process, from the fundamentals of storytelling, to character development, to screenplay and teleplay structure. As they hone their creative writing skills and master the process of developing a story for the visual medium, students will workshop their projects in a collaborative environment to build their portfolio of professionally written film and television materials.

“To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script.”

– Alfred Hitchcock

Directing and
Cinematography

Through immersive, hands-on education, our Directing & Cinematography courses provide students with an intimate understanding of the filmmaking process from learning how to work with actors all the way to mastering camera and editing techniques to design powerful cinematic imagery. Students will collaborate on projects while developing skills to effectively capture motion pictures and convey their artistic perspectives. Using the latest professional-grade software and equipment, students will master the creative process from previsualizing the script to on-camera execution while gaining proficiency in cinematic language, technical camerawork and evocative lighting techniques.

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable to others.”

- Orson Welles

Production

Our cutting-edge production courses were created to provide students with pre-professional training in film, television, and digital media production. Students will gain a comprehensive look into the world of production, from script financing to final cut, and understand the roles of different departments at each stage. By working in a collaborative environment with access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, students will gain the technical skills required to build a substantial portfolio under the mentorship of Hollywood producers. By graduation, students will have a practical grasp of the mechanics of the production process including development, packaging, budgeting, financing, production, post-production, and distribution within the context of the Hollywood studio system.

If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.

- Stanley Kubrick

Post-Production & Editing

Students taking our post-production and editing courses will gain hands-on experience in the editing and post-production process. Using the latest software and equipment, students will learn editing theory and the fundamentals of digital editing while also delving into techniques for storyboarding, previsualization, visual effects, and CGI. Graduates will leave this program with a firm grasp on the art of visual storytelling and the practical editing knowledge required to shape the narrative of their story in postproduction.

“It’s the editor who orchestrates the rhythm of the images, and that is the rhythm of the dialogue, and of course the rhythm of the music. For me, the editor is like a musician, and often a composer.”

- Martin Scorcese

Music

The Music program offers a wide array of classes including Songwriting, Music Production, Music Business, Synthesis, Vocal Development, Instrumental Study (Piano, Guitar), and more. Students learn to write, produce, record, and perform music in a studio environment from world-class instructors. We also work with students on the production and release of original singles, covers and remixes, as well as on photography and website creation. Students, along with their professional coaches, mentors, and technical instructors work together in four authentically professional grade state of the art studios outfitted with all of the latest and necessary equipment and software that are also used by current industry musicians, singers, and producers.

“Such a great opportunity for students aspiring to be musicians! From music theory to vocal training to professional production and to even album release! What more could a student ask for?”

- Former student, S.L.

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