TUITION & FEES

The Motion Picture Production Program Tuition includes all courses, use of school equipment and stage facilities. Tuition does not include the cost of students producing their own films, media storage and recommended reading material (see Other Expenses).

COST OF ATTENDANCE COST
The Motion Picture Production Program Tuition $16,350.00
Registration Fee $150.00
Total $16,500.00

The anticipated Cost of Attendance that includes living expenses for room, board and travel can be estimated for dependents as well as independents using the Net Price Calculator.

Applicants accepted into the program are required to pay a $1,000 refundable commitment deposit to complete their enrollment. The deposit is deducted from the overall tuition.

OTHER EXPENSES (BOOKS & SUPPLIES)

Students attending The Motion Picture Production Program are expected to have the following supplies.

SUPPLIES ESTIMATED COST
Laptop/Personal Computer (see Specs below)* $1,200.00
Hard drive – portable 2 terabyte $125.00
Davinci Resolve Software License** $299.00
EP Scheduling Software License $185.00
Final Draft Screenwriting Software License $130.00
Total $1,939.00

Note: prices subject to change without notice.

* Students that already have a computer will be required to have a tech spec done by the school to ensure that it has the hardware necessary to use the Davinci software.

** Davinci Resolve editing software does offer a free version which will work for course assignments.

TECHNOLOGY  & COMPUTER SPECS

Click here to download The Motion Picture Institute Specs Sheet.

TEXTBOOK LIST

Motion Picture Institute does not have a bookstore and recommends that students purchase their textbooks from online stores (see suggested bookstore links at the bottom). The textbooks listed below are recommended by the school for use in the program.

TITLE EDITION AUTHOR PAPERBACK PRICE EBOOK PRICE ISBN
ASC Manual Vol. I 10th Mike Goi $49.99 N/A 9781467568319
ASC Manual Vol. II 10th Mike Goi $49.99 N/A 9781467568325
Cinematography: Theory & Practice 3rd Blain Brown $51.04 $48.49 buy 9781317359265
The Complete Film Production Handbook 4th Eve Honthaner $60.03 $57.04 buy / $23.65 rent 9780240811505
Film Directing Fundamentals 4th Nicholas Proferes $63.30 $43.41 buy / $16.26 rent 9781138052918
Filmmakers and Financing 8th Louise Levison $32.95 $34.18 buy / $9.98 rent 9781138947443
The Location Sound Bible 1st Ric Viers $17.47 $16.24 buy 9781615931200
Lighting Technicians Handbook 4th Harry Box $38.09 $17.36 rent 9780240810751
Script Supervising and Film Continuity 3rd Pat Miller $37.46 $44.49 buy / $13.72 rent 9780240802947
Writing Short Films: Structure and Content 1st Linda Cowgill $14.46 $14.99 buy 9781580650632

The estimated prices are for the purchase of physical copies as of Feb-2021. Kindle and electronic versions pricing are not listed and may only be available for certain publications.

SUGGESTED ONLINE BOOK RETAILERS

Students may obtain copies of textbooks at the suggested online book retailers below. Students are encouraged to seek out alternative book sellers for the best prices. Books are also available to sign out of the Learning Resource Center at no charge.

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