Local Screenwriting School In Southfield

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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 Southfield 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.

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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 Southfield

  • 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 ActingProgram 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: 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 screenwriting school around Southfield, 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!