Local Filmmaking School Near Grosse Pointe

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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The Motion Picture Institute prides itself on remaining up to date with the most current technology and advancements in the movie and film industry. Our instructors are real world directors, actors and camera operators. Most important, we give our students a supportive environment with personalized attention where they can explore their interests.

MPI attracts students worldwide, and close to home in Grosse Pointe MI. 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.

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

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 filmmaking 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 Grosse Pointe area for your convenience. Don't hesitate to start your new life with MPI today!