The MPS Directing program at SVA NYC is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, hands-on education in film directing and visual storytelling.
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SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
This course is intensive and focused. In ten action packed months students will learn and practice the skills required to create, produce and direct scripted film. What other program could turn your life around in such a short space of time?
Theory is one thing; action is another. During this program, students develop a screenplay, cast, location scout, shoot and edit their own film. We believe in learning by doing. Highly trained professionals guide and challenge students during the course that is hands-on from the start.
Student films created in our program have already gone on to be official selections at such prestigious institutions as Cannes Film Festival and Film Festival Internazionale di Milano. Yours could be next.
This is not amateur hour. Students work directly with some of the most pertinent and noteworthy industry professionals, including screenwriters, casting agents, directors, assistant directors, cinematographers, lighting, sound and grip crew, wardrobe stylists and editors, as well as the latest equipment, including the latest cine cameras from ARRI and Red as well as professional quality lenses.
You’ll learn from the best in the field. Our studio-based program is chaired by award-winning filmmaker Bob Giraldi—a legendary commercial and music video director. As a student, you will have the chance to work hands-on with Bob and the rest of our award-winning faculty and guest lecturers, learning from the best and brightest in the field.