Motion Picture Institute - A Film School Near Toledo

For over 20 years, Motion Picture Institute has been providing students from around the country with a professional environment to develop their filmmaking career.

Film School near Toledo

Motion Picture Institute is recognized as one of the top film schools in the country and prides itself with staying current with state of the art technology. MPI provides a hands-on experience that stresses technique over theory and teaches a creative curriculum that challenges student imaginations. Most important, MPI gives our students a supportive environment with personalized attention where they can explore their interests. Our campus is in Michigan and offers Toledo students the opportunity to stay close to home while pursuing a career in acting and film production. 

MPI attracts students worldwide, and close to home in . We continue to be the launching point for hundreds of film professionals who now work all over the world from Los Angeles to Paris. Our students "train here" but "go everywhere" with the skills, knowledge, and experience they've earned.

As a technical career school near Ohio, Motion Picture Institute offers students in Toledo and surrounding communities a highly focused and practical film education on par with the many of the top university degree programs but at a fraction of the time and tuition. In a field that does not require a degree Motion Picture Institute offers the training and networking that is.

Film Programs - Acting Programs - High School Programs


Our Motion Picture Production Program

This program gives students the skills to become a complete filmmaker. Our hands-on curriculum has students writing, producing, directing, and editing numerous film projects throughout the year. These experiences enable students to make informative decisions on where to specialize their filmmaking careers.

At the midway point of the school year, students choose two concentrations from Film Directing, Screenwriting, Film Production and Film Editing. These challenge students creativity, enhance their skills, and offer hands-on experience. Students must select as at least one of the two as a major. International students are required to take all four concentrations with at least one as a major.

Our Program Entails

  • Program Length: 12 months
  • Starts per Year: 1 (in September)
  • Students: 60
  • Sessions: 3 (morning, afternoon, evening)
  • Session Times: 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • Semesters: 5
  • Semester length: 9 weeks

If you're curious about starting or furthering your career in the film or acting field, contact us today! We have plenty of scholarships available as well as financing options so that every student has an opportunity to attend.