Ready to Apply?
There are just 4 quick steps to join the hundreds of successful alumni that have completed our comprehensive hands-on programs. MPI makes it easy to get started in a career that can take you anywhere!
All applicants must submit the following 4 items:
1. Application and $25 fee
Click either of the 2 buttons below to apply online and submit the $25 application fee. Other payment options include: PAYPAL, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover). Checks and money orders can be made payable to Motion Picture Institute and either delivered in person our mailed to our address. Credit cards can be processed via Paypal or over the phone at (248) 528-1760.
To submit payment by PAYPAL:
Please submit the following items in one package, by mail, to: 2040 Crooks Rd, Suite B, Troy, MI 48084 / Attention: Admissions
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).
If you are a high school senior or have had some college, please submit an official copy of your most recent transcript. (Unofficial copies may be submitted for initial consideration, but final approval will depend upon the proper documentation.) Students with a lower GPA will be considered with a letter from counselor.