Film & New Media Major at Academy

Why Study Film & New Media

As a filmmaker or an animator, you practice one of the world’s most powerful and immersive art forms. Broaden your horizon and get ready to captivate audiences when you explore new styles and ways of expressing your gifts. Our boarding school for film and animation provides the perfect setting for nurturing your passions, offering you the professional resources and world-class instruction you need to forge a creative future.

What You'll Learn

Interlochen Arts Academy provides a rich spectrum of programs tailored to your interests and specialization. Whether you're captivated by narrative filmmaking, documentary, animation, or other genres, our extensive curriculum ensures a world-class education in the art of filmmaking.

At Interlochen, you'll collaborate closely with our film and animation faculty members—accomplished professionals who have shown their work at festivals around the world. They will guide you, offering mentorship and valuable feedback as you refine your skills.

As a student at our arts boarding school, you will:

  • Develop proficiency in the elements of cinematic technique, from screenwriting to sound and from producing to post-production and editing
  • Develop and perfect your filmmaking skills, mastering the intricacies of visual storytelling
  • Create animations from original concept through design to the final production at our boarding school for animation
  • Discover the confidence to share your work with the world through regular opportunities to showcase your work, including an annual on-campus film festival
  • Experience the opportunity to learn from highly-qualified guest artists and industry professionals
  • Study in the state-of-the-art DeRoy Center for Film Studies facility
  • Prepare for successful entry into competitive film and animation programs at the collegiate level

Interlochen Arts Academy offers two concentrations under our Film & New Media Division: Filmmaking and Animation. Select your desired program below to learn more.

See what you can experience at Interlochen.

Come to a high school where young creatives thrive—and see how your unique journey unfolds. Plan your visit, request more information, or apply to Interlochen Arts Academy today.