Ready to Apply?

There are just 4 quick steps to join the hundreds of successful alumni that have completed our comprehensive hands-on programs. Motion Picture Institute makes it easy to get started in a career that can take you everywhere! 

All applicants must submit the following 4 items:

1. Application On-line

Film Program Application   Acting Program Application    

Please submit the additional materials (below) either by mail, to: 2040 Crooks Rd, Suite B, Troy, MI 48084 / Attention: Admissions or email to

Students may also request a printed application by calling us at 1-844-214-6108 or stopping by the school.

2. Personal Essay

Tell us your story! Why are you passionate about filmmaking? What are your long-term career goals in film and why are you a good candidate for Motion Picture Institute? Minimum word count: 250.

3. Letter of Recommendation

We know your family thinks you're great- we want to hear from someone else. Please provide at least one letter of recommendation from a non-family member (employer, supervisor, creative colleague, teacher, counselor, clergy, etc) that tells about the unique qualities you have that will make you a successful MPI student and future filmmaker or actor. 

4. 2.0 GPA and Copy of most recent transcript (i.e. high school, college or GED). 

Have the last school you graduated from send us an official transcript. 

High school seniors will be required to submit an official transcript within 90 days of graduation.  Students with a lower GPA will be considered with a letter from counselor.  

Schools issuing transcripts should mail to the following address:

Motion Picture Institute
2040 Crooks Rd, Ste. B
Troy, Michigan 48084

Or email to  Some schools use parchment exchange to send transcripts which we will accept.

International Students

Non US Citizens need to provide information in addition to their program application.  This information is required in order to verify is an international student is eligible to attend the school on an M-1 student visa.  Applicant will be required to click on the link below and submit this additional form.   They will also be required to provide financial eligibility (proof of funds) and a copy of their passport / travel visa or greencard (which ever applies) that must be sent to the school via email or regular mail.

International Student Information   

Military Veterans

Military veterans will receive earliest priority date based on their official program registration date and class availability.