Why Study Film & New Media at Interlochen

Bring a story to life in a truly collaborative environment. Develop your vision while gaining technical skills. You'll realize that spark of creativity with the magic of technology under the guidance and mentorship with our experienced faculty.

At Interlochen, talented filmmakers and digital storytellers from around the world gather to create new worlds. Here, you'll expand your vision while gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Arts Boarding School

Film & New Media Programs

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

Lifelong Learning

Media Workshops

Innovative, Interdisciplinary Education

At Interlochen, our film & new media students are immersed in the moviemaking process from start to finish, unlocking new artistry every step of the way.

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Learn from Seasoned Industry Professionals


Ranging from screenwriters, directors, producers, documentarians, and more, our faculty bring their real-life experience and know-how to every class.

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Creativity Through Collaboration

Your unique perspective will be nurtured and celebrated while you join forces with other students to collaborate on fully realized productions.

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Screen, Stream, See Your Dreams

Our resources and facilities will give you access to tools that will transform your imagination into reality, all in an inspiring setting.

Film & New Media News and Features

Creative writing student Simone Chaney and film & new media student Angela Kwak
Two Interlochen students selected as finalists in the 2022 Gen Z Critics Contest

Interlochen Arts Academy seniors Angela Kwak and Simone Chaney were honored by professional film critics from organizations such as the New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of Film Critics.

"Bricks, Buildings, and Hockeysticks," a drawing by Marlene Schwier
Interlochen Arts Academy students excel at national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Nine students from four majors received a total of 14 awards in the prestigious national competition.

Briana Yarhouse
Briana Yarhouse joins Interlochen Center for the Arts as inaugural Program Director of Animation

An award-winning animator, researcher, and educator, Yarhouse will lead Interlochen’s new multidisciplinary curriculum in animation, which brings together courses in film & new media, visual arts, creative writing, music production & engineering, and theatre design & production.

Upcoming Events

Film & New Media, Academy Student

Filmmakers Thesis Premiere

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

DeRoy Center for Film Studies FREE, no tickets required


Film & New Media, Academy Student

Filmmakers Capstone Premiere

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

DeRoy Center for Film Studies FREE, no tickets required


Film & New Media, Camp Student

Intermediate Film and Intermediate Animation Screening

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10 a.m. ET

DeRoy Center for Film Studies FREE, no tickets required