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
• Nationally acclaimed Internship Program
Student Work Gallery
Careers & Internships
Our students gain valuable professional experience and contacts through our nationally renowned internship and career placement program. Whether it’s in Los Angeles with Toby Maguire Entertainment or Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, here in Seattle with Microsoft or Screaming Flea, our internships provide that critical first professional know-how that is crucial to starting your career in film.
At SFI, you’ll get the skills and education, as well the important job placement assistance you need to start your career in the film industry.
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
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