Film & Video Division

Applications for the 2018 Film & Video Division will be open on Monday, October 23rd

JULY 1 – AUGUST 4, 2018; $5,650

Current high school Junior and Sophomore students are eligible to apply


“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:

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.


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.


“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.



What Our Students Say:

It was one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. I love the sense of family we created and the bonds we shared because of our passions.”

There were so many different types of people with such strong creative outlooks. The faculty were also incredible! They were so inspiring, talented, and warm.”

I distincly remember four days into the program, thinking to myself, ‘my knowledge and skills as a filmmaker have doubled.’…I learned more than I ever thought I could.”



Film & Video Division  –  Application Information and Deadlines  –  Tuition and Fees  –  Scholarships and Financial Aid  –  FAQ’s
Typical Day  –  Acting on Camera Concentration  –  Production Concentration  –  Screenwriting Concentration  –  Electives  –  Our Equipment  –  Sample Film Work  –  Photo Gallery