Bachelor of Arts | Certificate
Filmmaking: Hands-on training in all aspects of filmmaking in our working film studio in a uniquely collaborative environment.
SFI is the destination for students who are ready to turn their dreams and aspirations into reality. For one intense year students live, eat and breathe filmmaking in class, and on the set.
The Filmmaking Concentration provides a comprehensive and integrated foundation in all aspects of filmmaking, in an environment where students collaborate with their fellow classmates on crew-based projects and also with students from all of the other field-specific concentrations at SFI and will have a portfolio of work that includes producing, directing, editing, cinematography, sound design and more.
Students complete a 5th quarter capstone project working with classmates from all of our other disciplines in a truly unique and collaborative experience that readies them for real world career work in their chosen discipline.
Seattle Film Institute is the only film school in the United States bringing together all of these filmmaking programs within the immediacy of one building.
Gain Experience in all Aspects of Filmmaking
• Narrative and Documentary
Hands-on and Project-Based
• Shoot your first film roll the first week of class
• Work in Film
• Work in HD / 4k Digital with both large and small format cameras
• Learn Filmmaking by Making Films as you complete 10-15 projects
• Rotate Crew Positions
• Write a feature-length screenplay
Career-Focused and Professionally-Driven
• Develop a professional demo-reel
• Craft a work-related resume with a range of crew positions
• Professional Internship Program
Career Services and Coaching
All our students benefit from SFI’s commitment to career services and coaching. SFI helps our students gain valuable professional experience, contacts, and take the critical first steps toward launching their careers.
Before I decided to go to film school, I did my fair share of research. I looked up and made the obligatory pros and cons list. I am not one spend money on just anything, so if I was going to part with nearly 40 k, I felt I should dig in and see I would get a return on such a heafty investment. Basically, I wanted to know if this was the equivalent of bar tending school. I am very happy to say it is not!
My time here at SFI has been a tremendous success. The instructors are always willing to put in as much time with you as needed before or after class to help your creativity along. I have met some great people that I will have as friends for years and cannot wait to see where we all go!
Life in Seattle
There are lots of waterways, lakes and bays all around Seattle and the Puget Sound region. Take a ferry, go for a ride on a boat or just enjoy the beauty of our sapphire blue water… The options are almost limitless.