Film Production: Social Impact Filmmaking

Film Production: Social Impact Filmmaking


This summer, focus on stories that matter.

Creating media that is socially responsible and highly effective, students in this four-week intensive introductory film program will gain insight into the process of collaborative content creation and an overview of media literacy.

Elevate your knowledge of filmmaking from one of the best film schools in the nation.

In weeks one and two, students will be placed into working groups, receiving in-class instruction as well as hands-on lab experience for a full overview of the filmmaking process. Topics include workshops in writing, casting, directing and editing. Groups will also be assigned roles and begin pre-production work on their final film project. In week three, groupsp will begin production on their final film with the final week focused on editing and post-production. The program will conclude with a screening of student work for friends and family.

Students who successfully complete this program will receive college credit. Students must have completed junior year of high school by the start of summer 2019 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: $60

    2019 Program Cost: $8,550*

    The $8,550 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 Universal Studios
    • 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

    *Summer 2020 costs will be available beginning in October

Applications for Summer 2020 will be available beginning November 15.