Local Cinematography School In Canton MI

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

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Motion Picture Institute stays current with state of the art technology, provides hands-on experience that stresses technique over theory and teaches a creative curriculum that challenges student imaginations. Most important, we give our students a supportive environment with personalized attention where they can explore their interests.

As a technical career school in Michigan, Motion Picture Institute offers students in Canton 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.

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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

Summer High School Film Programs

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Our high school film and acting camps are jam-packed with excitement. Students in both camps are working hands-on in our studios with our equipment while they collaborate on a short film to be featured on the big screen at a real movie theater.

Our summer high school film class is perfect for students who want to explore options and see what it is like to be behind the camera and behind the scenes, and gain a further insight to the industry.

Looking for an amazing experience this summer?


  • Film Camp: 1 week, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
  • Acting Camp: 1 week


  • One Day Film Workshop: 9am-5pm
  • Interactive Field Trips: 2 hours

If you're curious about starting or furthering your career in the cinematography school field, contact us today! We have plenty of scholarships available as well as financing options so that every student has an opportunity to attend. We're located in the Canton area for your convenience. Don't hesitate to start your new life with MPI today!