Local Drama School Around Canton

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Since 1995 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 Canton 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

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. 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 Canton

  • 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

Students attend classes twice a week for thirty-two weeks.

Graduates earn a Certificate of Achievement, audition for a local talent agency, have a completed film portfolio and receive continual guidance and casting notices from our career services.


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Frequently Asked Questions about our Drama School Services

Q: How much is tuition?

A: The film program is $13,000.00 (21 required courses plus additional concentration courses). Students are required to take two concentrations. The number of concentration courses depends on the particular concentration.

A: The acting program is $4,995.00.


Q: How qualified are the instructors?

A: All of our instructors are industry professionals with many years of experience and who continuously work in the film industry. Combined, their experience adds up to more years than the history of film ... more than 200 years of experience.


If you're interested in attending the best drama school around Canton, 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!