Film Production: Social Impact Filmmaking

Film Production: Social Impact Filmmaking

Session Dates: June 24, 2018 - July 20, 2018

This summer, focus on stories that matter. Creating media that is socially responsible and highly effective, students in this four week intensive film program will gain hands-on experience in production and delve into media literacy. Creative work will be cultivated through the lens of a conscientious viewer.

Each week students will receive four days of in-class instruction (Monday to Thursday), followed by a full-day ‘lab' session each Friday for hands-on equipment demonstrations and production work. Topics include workshops in writing, directing and post-production, with the writing and preproduction stages heavily focused on identifying subjects of social significance. The program will conclude with a screening of student work. 

This summer's film production program includes a speaker series featuring professionals from a variety of areas within the entertainment industry. 

Students who successfully complete this program will receive college credit. Students must have completed junior year of high school by the start of summer 2018 to attend.

  • Los Angeles Area Excursion

    Students enrolled in Film Production: Social Impact Filmmaking will have the opportunity to tour a local film or television studio.

  • Program Outcomes
    • Create stories that are socially responsible 
    • Learn to collaborate in groups
    • Gain a basic understanding of the filmmaking process

    Students who successfully complete this course will receive university credit.

  • Tuition and Fees

    Application Fee: $50

    2018 Program Cost: $8,000

    The $8,000 program cost includes:

    • Tuition for a University credit course
    • Housing for 4 weeks
    • All meals
    • Course materials
    • Use of campus recreation facilities
    • Class field trips
    • A trip to Disneyland
    • An additional weekend day trip off campus

    The cost does not include transportation to and from the program itself, personal spending money, or other incidentals.

    For additional information about program tuition and fees and payment options, please visit our Fees Page

  • 2018 Application Requirements

    This class is open to rising high school seniors only.


    • Online Application 
    • Personal Essay: Read the Prompt Now
    • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
    • Official High School Transcripts
    • $50 Application Fee

We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2018. Check back soon for additional information on our summer 2019 courses!