Local Screenwriting School Near Macomb County MI
Join The Leading Screenwriting School in the Macomb County MI Area!
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 Macomb County MI 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
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.
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.
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 Macomb County 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 Screenwriting School Services
Q: When do classes start?
A: September 19th, 2016 fall session for The Motion Picture Production Program.
A: August 30th, 2016 for The Motion Picture Actors Program.
Q: How long are the programs?
A: The film program is one year.
A: The acting program is thirty-two weeks.