In August, you’ll take our cinema “boot camp” class Introduction to Cinema Directing, an immersive three-week workshop that covers foundational principles and technical skills through lectures and hands-on demonstrations and exercises. This workshop is deeply intertwined with the workshop for Creative Producing students, as the two programs work closely together.
Over the course of the year, Cinema Directing students and Creative Producing students collaborate to develop several films together—some based on a concept created by the director and some based on a concept conceived by the producer. You’ll have creative control and gain work-for-hire experience. In addition, you’ll deepen your understanding of the industry and film history through graduate seminars and a film screening series. At the end of Fall and Spring semesters, graduate faculty members will constructively critique your work through work-in-progress reviews