Local Drama School Around Ann Arbor MI

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For over 20 years MPI has been open to provide aspiring filmmakers a place to develop their craft. Our instructors help by giving our students access to professional tools of the trade, and help them to determine a logical career path - all of this in a safe and supportive environment, at a cost effective rate.

Motion Picture Institute keeps 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. If you live in Ann Arbor MI and are considering a film or acting school, you can stay close to home and enjoy a world class program.


I really loved my experience at MPI. The focused hands on training and amazing instructors gave me the confidence to start my own production studio. Marco Aluia

Pursue A Career In Acting and Filmmaking

Our one of a kind program was designed to give students all of the necessary skills to become a filmmaker. Our hands-on curriculum has students writing, producing, directing, and editing numerous film projects throughout the year. This experiences enables students to make informative decisions on where to specialize their filmmaking careers.

Drama School Daily Life

Every student goes through the entire filmmaking process from script to screen where they write, produce, direct, shoot and edit numerous film projects throughout the school year.

Each course builds on their ideas. Each assignment crafts their visions into real films. Coming to class is like going to work. But work that the student is passionate about. Learning the entire process encourages each student to explore their film interests so they may find their creative voice and develop talent in their chosen area of expertise.

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Every semester each student works on each other's films in a variety of crew positions.

This practical experience gives them the opportunity to improve their skills in camera, lighting, audio and other production trades. At the end, they will have compiled enough content to produce a valuable reel of their work.


Drama & Acting Programs near Ann Arbor MI

  • Program Length: 32 weeks
  • Starts per Year: 1 (in August)
  • Students: 18
  • Session Times: 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
  • Days: Tues, Thurs
  • Required Courses: 8
  • Semesters: 4
  • Semester Length: 8 weeks

The Motion Picture Acting Program trains actors how to prepare for a role in film or television.

Students perform on actual film sets and in front of the camera while discovering the acting style that works for them. Students learn on set etiquette, the do's and don'ts, casting calls and understanding the business of film acting. Students graduate with a featured role in a short film, additional material for a demo reel, a head shot, and ready to audition.


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Frequently Asked Questions about our Drama School Services

Q: Do graduates have access to school equipment?

A: YES! Graduates who have earned their certificate in The Motion Picture Production Program and are in good standing with the school can access equipment for graduate projects. Projects must be directed by Motion Picture Institute grads or must be for a cinematographer's reel. There is a simple $25.00 fee per project. Some equipment requires daily rental rates. For more information contact Motion Picture Institute offices.


If you're interested in attending the best drama school around Ann Arbor MI, contact us today! We have plenty of scholarships available as well as financing options so that every student has an opportunity to attend. Don't hesitate on starting your new career with MPI!