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.
Make Films -- Make Them Matter
In the Film Program at CCA, 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 small screens, and beyond. Your BFA in Film prepares and inspires you to become a creative visionary of the future. (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. In CCA’s interdisciplinary environment, you'll collaborate with students in other programs such as Photography, Painting/Drawing, and Writing and Literature to develop innovative ways of making and learning.
Renowned Faculty, Guest Artists & Lecturers
Rob Epstein, program chair and two-time Academy Award-winner, leads the Film Program’s expert faculty of working filmmakers and media artists who 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 who engage students in our unique master classes. Past visitors have included Gus Van Sant and John Waters.