Film & Video

June 28th – August 1st, 2015
Production-Screenwriting-Acting on Camera

Current High School Junior and Sophomore Students Eligible to Apply

The 2015 Film & Video Program is now closed to new applicants.


“Collaboration” and “Story” are the pillars that guide our curriculum, with an emphasis on film-“making”.

Our core labs provide a discipline specific foundation of elements that include:


“A good story well told”: Screenwriting students study fundamentals of storytelling and screenplay structure, gaining an understanding of the most important part of any film: the story. Built on a foundation of practical application and interdisciplinary collaboration, students are exposed to great works of cinema that inform and enrich their final productions.


The production concentration is intended to teach a wide range of practical strategies and tools available for creating film meaning, and to encourage creative approaches to production. Students are instructed in both technical and aesthetic aspects of film-making through hands-on exercises and short projects. All students learn in Northwestern editing Labs.

Acting on Camera

An intensive five-week course focused on tailoring performances to the screen, students learn how to analyze character, make strong performance choices, and basic production techniques.

5 week Program Cost $5,400 (includes Room and Board)



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