Master Classes

Master classes provide students with a unique learning opportunity to hear from -- and be in conversation with -- internationally renowned filmmakers who are at the top of their field.

Filmmakers appearing in the  Cinema Visionaries series always hold master classes for film students, while additional film artists and experts are brought in to hold workshops each year.

Master classes are held in CCA's Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage and are capped at approximately 30 Film students to allow for a truly intimate exchange with master filmmakers.

They range from case studies of visiting filmmakers work and careers to hands-on workshops in filmmaking techniques. 

Visiting Master Filmmakers

Cinema Visionaries

Alex Gibney (spring 2015)
Lisa Cholodenko (spring 2014)
Michael Moore (fall 2013)
Sam Green (spring 2013)
Werner Herzog (fall 2012)
Barbara Hammer (fall 2012)
John Waters (spring 2012)
Gus Van Sant (spring 2011)
Lourdes Portillo (spring 2011)
Barry Jenkins (fall 2011)

Cinema Visionaries is made possible through the generous support of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

Young Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series

Lucy Walker (fall 2013)
Rachel Grady (fall 2012)

Young Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

AMPAS Craft Series

Rachel Morrison (spring 2014)