Art Center College of Design

12 months
48380 USD/year
48380 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Work with Film industry experts to redefine the existing media landscape with visually innovative, narratively engaging personal filmmaking at Art Center College of Design.


Art Center College of Design's graduate Film program provides developing filmmakers with an immersive opportunity to refine and expand their visual storytelling abilities under the mentorship and guidance of top Hollywood talent and decision makers.

Learning outcomes

Students create and own their personal work, with a focus on directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing or producing. Our location in Los Angeles, the heart of the entertainment industry, enables us to build a faculty of entertainment industry professionals and guest lecturers who guide students in the design, development and production of their projects.

Traditional disciplinary boundaries melt away in a program known for attracting a diverse community of storytellers. Among the College's many unique resources is its community of talented designers. And collaboration among students and faculty from other disciplines allows ideas to flourish and encourages visual experimentation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Film Department Orientation 
  • Set Safety Class 
  • Screenwriting: Writing Visually 
  • Producing & Set Procedures 
  • The Director & the Script 
  • Designing Movements & the Virtual Director 
  • Visual Narrative Workshop 
  • Individual Advisement & Setting Your Goals 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications can be completed online or downloaded from our site. The application will include several essays of varying lengths
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent alien residents or $70 for non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent alien residents is required. You may apply for a fee waiver through the College Board or provide a letter from your guidance counselor or teacher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24190 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    48380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24190 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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