Film

The moving image is today’s leading form of communication. That’s why understanding the art and craft of filmmaking is more important than ever.

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Make Films -- Make Them Matter

At the Film Program at CCA, one of MovieMaker Magazine's Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada, mastering the fundamentals is only the beginning. We help you move beyond convention to break new ground in storytelling and the art of filmmaking -- on the big screen, on the small screen, and beyond. With our BFA in Film, students will not only develop skills to express their own identity as filmmakers, but to forge that identity within an ever-changing world. (See Notable Film Alumni »)

Create the Future of Filmmaking

You’ll make many films at CCA, from your first semester through your final senior project. You’ll be challenged by cutting-edge methods and ideas. You’ll experience life as an artist in the dynamic creative community of the San Francisco Bay Area. You’ll develop new ways of making and learning within CCA’s interdisciplinary environment where you’ll collaborate with students in other programs such as Animation, Photography, Painting/Drawing, and Writing and Literature. Field trips will connect you to professional practices in the film world; past trips have included Skywalker Ranch, Dolby Laboratories, and the Sundance Film Festival.

Renowned Faculty, Guest Artists & Lecturers

Co-chaired by Academy Award-winning director Rob Epstein and filmmaker/composer Brook Hinton, the Film Program’s expert faculty of working filmmakers and media artists are shaping the future of cinema and media art. Interdisciplinary artists such as Jeanne C. Finley and Lynn Marie Kirby bring a diversity of practices that benefits students. Our program also attracts world-class visiting artists and lecturers, including maverick film industry leaders such as Werner Herzog and Laura Poitras, who engage students in our unique master classes.

See also: MFA in Film »