A typical class day may start at 10 a.m. at the NFI. Students begin with instruction regarding the week’s topics and then put their knowledge into practice through hands-on exercises and demonstrations. Formal instruction usually runs for 3.5 hours, followed by 3 hours of active lab studies. Lab studies allow our students the flexibility to work on the week’s relevant skills and their ongoing projects.
What you'll learn
NFI’s Cinema Production Program is designed to teach all of the major skills needed for film production. Prior experience is not necessary to be successful in the program – all you need to bring is a passion for filmmaking.
Whether your interest is feature films, documentaries, wedding videos, commercials, or anything in between, the courses and topics taught in this filmmaking program will sharpen your skills and challenge you to become a true professional in the film industry.
High school graduation or equivalent, 18 years old. Full-time students are expected to complete 16 hours per week of class lecture time, and 10 hours per week hands-on time. Classes are Monday-Thursday on the NFI campus. Hands-on time and location depend on the project.