Local Screenwriting School Around Canton 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 allowing our students to use the most advanced tools in the industry, and providing them with the support and guidance to choose the best career path for their unique skills sets and dreams.

Motion Picture Institute attracts students worldwide, students come from as close as Canton 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.

Screenwriting 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 Screenwriting School Services

Q: Does MPI own the films I make in the program?

A: No. Students own all their films. Motion Picture Institute reserves the right to use copies of the films for educational and promotional purposes related to the school.


Q: What is the class schedule like?

A: Students select one of three sessions to attend for the entire year.

Mornings (9 am - 1 pm)
Afternoons (2 pm - 6 pm)
Evenings (6:30 pm - 10:30 pm).

Classes are held four to five days per week, Mondays thru Friday depending on the semester.


If you're interested in attending the best screenwriting 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!