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
Student Work Gallery
Careers & Internships
Our students gain valuable professional experience and contacts through our internship and career placement program. Whether it’s in Los Angeles with Toby Maguire Entertainment or here in Seattle with Microsoft or Screaming Flea (Hoarders), 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.
Julia's 16mm film All Sorts combined a difficult location with a child actor as the lead, and gone on to be one of our favorite films to show in class since.
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.