Local Performing Arts School Near Grosse Pointe MI

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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 attracts students worldwide, students come from as close as Grosse Pointe and as far away as Asia and Europe. 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.


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. Leveraging their hands on experience, student are better prepared to make informative decisions on where to specialize their filmmaking careers.

Performing Arts School Daily Life

Students are guided through these productions using professional tools of the trade and employing established industry methods under the supervision of accomplished film veterans.

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 Grosse Pointe

  • 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 Performing Arts School Services

Q: Do I need a college degree to find a job in the film industry?

A: The film industry requires training it does not require a college degree.


Q: How many students do you accept?

A: For The Motion Picture Production Program we accept up to 72students for the year. Class sizes are typically 24students.
A: For The Motion Picture ActingProgram we accept up to 18 students. Class sizes are 12to 18 students.


If you're interested in attending the best performing arts school around Grosse Pointe, 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!