Filmmaking Curriculum

Filmmaking Curriculum

During the summer at Studio Village - the unique on-campus movie set at UNCSA - high school students and rising college first years immerse themselves for four weeks in the exciting world of narrative filmmaking. The conservatory’s dedication to developing the whole filmmaker extends to this comprehensive hands-on college-preparatory summer program. Students here will experience all elements of filmmaking first–hand: screenwriting, cinematography, directing, producing and digital editing.

Students will also gain an understanding of the creative, analytical, organizational and cooperative elements of filmmaking and develop their own individual short narrative films, all with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, professional instruction from our artist-teachers, enthusiastic coaching and feedback from college teaching assistants, and the collaborative efforts of fellow student filmmakers. This program is open to rising high school sophomores through incoming college freshmen.

The June 23 to July 20 Filmmaking Summer Intensive program is one week shorter than usual; however, the curriculum will remain the same with classes and production held on Saturdays as well as Thursday, July 4.  The course offers curricula for Rising Filmmakers (any and all students with no prior experience), and Advanced Filmmakers (students with previous filmmaking courses and experience).

Both U.S. and international students are welcome to participate in the UNCSA School of Filmmaking renowned summer program

For further information, contact Janos J. Kovacsi at 336-770-1341 or email


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