Motion Picture Arts
Who we are...
Unique to Canadian film schools, the Bachelor of Applied Motion Picture Arts offers intensive post diploma training for college graduates and industry professionals. With an emphasis on dramatic narrative filmmaking, the program prepares you to tell your stories to the world through motion pictures. Choose to focus on your studies in one of two program streams: Production or Performance.
Study with parallel streams in Acting and Production providing you intensive theory and hands on instruction in:
- audition techniques
- business and career path
- digital editing
- production management
You will also benefit from an extensive guest speaker series with practical workshops conducted by industry experts and field trips to major production facilities and industry events.
The 3rd year culminates in an Advanced Certificate in Motion Picture Arts.
In your 4th year of study you may move onto completing a mentored practicum. You can work directly in industry or use MPA's equipment and facilities to produce your own motion pictures. Either way you will accumulate academic credits and graduates of 4th year will receive the Bachelor of Application Motion Picture Arts Degree.
Why we are great...
- Students view every stage of a films production in our own 100 seat Movie Theatre with a 2K Christie Projector and full 5.1 Dolby surround sound!
- Students work in our full post production facilities that include a colour correction suit, a 5.1 audio mixing facility, and a 3D editing system.
- Work in a dedicated sound stage with green screen, professional 2K camera, Stedicam, LED film production lights, extensive grip equipment including dolly, track and camera jib, and a dedicated private Final Cut ProHD editing suite.
- Students have full access to costuming facilities as well as 24/7 access to equipment and facilities!
- The 4th year can be taken anywhere - on a movie set in Toronto, New York or even Hollywood!
- The MPA program has received tremendous support from industry leaders, including the Alberta Film Commission, the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Assocation, the National Film Board of Canada, Global Television Network, CBC, ACTRA, IATSE, joe:Media Group, Mind's Eye Pictures, Image Works Alberta Inc., Landmark Cinemas, Cresent Entertainment Ltd., White Iron Inc., Catalyst Distribution Inc., and many others.
Graduates of the Production stream apply their borad-based understanding of the nature of production to pursue multiple job tracks as their careers progress including:
- camera operation
- digital editing
- production design
- sound recording
- production management
- special effects
Graduates of the Acting stream are prepared to audition for performance roles in:
- feature films
- movies of the week
- series television
With experience and proven ability graduates from both streams have also advanced into enterpreneurial roles as directors, writers, and producers, supervising content creation in a wide variety of media.
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