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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   Campus is Closed. All in-person activities and events are postponed. In-person and hybrid courses have been moved online. Online/distance classes continue as scheduled. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for any additional class information.

Motion Picture Production

Welcome to the Scottsdale School of Film and Theatre, offering degrees in Motion Picture and Television. Our two-year hands-on program is the only one of its kind among the community colleges in Arizona. You begin learning equipment and techniques from the first day of class. And you learn from professionals. All our instructors currently work in the fields they teach.

Enrichment opportunities, such as special workshops, speakers, new products demonstrations, and a library of screenplays are also offered, as is helpful one-on-one advice when it’s needed. As a culmination of their studies, student work is evaluated by outside working professionals and can also be entered into our annual Student Film Showcase Festival.

Thanks for your interest in our program. We love what we do around here and we think you will too!

Program Codes

3572 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Motion Picture/Television Production
5981 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Editing
5989 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Production: Film
5973 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Production: Television
5993 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Screenwriting

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.

Textbooks

Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.