The Cinema program immerses you in the art, craft, business and discipline of filmmaking. You will explore nuances of Cinematography, Directing, Editing and Post-Production, Screenwriting and Sound. This innovative program uses a combination of aesthetic, technical and theoretical approaches to advance your knowledge of storytelling and the narrative form.
- The Minneapolis College Cinema program is amongst the very few two-year degree programs offered in cinema production in the U.S. The Minneapolis College Cinema Division is the only comprehensive cinema production institution of its kind in the upper Midwest.
- Minneapolis College’s cinema programs are some of the most affordable film school programs in the U.S. and tuition covers almost all production costs for students.
- Thanks to a low student-to-teacher ratio, you will receive personal attention from qualified, passionate faculty members who are working professionals and hold MFA or Ph.D. degrees.
- A diverse student base adds to the creative experience. Students come from all over the world, have varied professional backgrounds and range in age from 18 to 65.
- Cutting-edge technology and facilities strengthen the programs’ practical experience. You will have access to the latest software, cameras and equipment as well as production and Post-Production facilities and studios.
- Local and nationally recognized industry experts from Hollywood and New York serve as guest speakers.
- Minneapolis College boasts award-winning alumni. Former student achievements have included: producing a Super Bowl ad that was the most-watched television commercial of all time; writing and producing a short film that qualified for consideration as a 2010 Oscar nomination; earning the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship Award in 2009; receiving Bush Foundation Artist Fellowships, and winning a 2008 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, one of the most prestigious screenwriting prizes in the world.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Effectively apply visual writing and social commentary for screenplays
- Demonstrate technical competence with current filmmaking tools
- Analyze and apply the historical and aesthetic development in the language of cinema.
- Employ the basics of visual language in cinematic storytelling
- Identify all the roles and stages involved in filmmaking and collaborate on production teams
- Proficiently fulfill at least one area of a filmmaking team: screenwriting, directing, editing or cinematography