GRADUATE PROGRAM
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The AFI Conservatory offers advanced hands-on creative experience in six disciplines — Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting.

PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKERS AS FACULTY
Accomplished professionals serve as mentors and guides to Fellows mastering their chosen disciplines. The faculty work intensively with Fellows in a sophisticated curriculum designed for talented individuals with a clear passion for storytelling. Each discipline's faculty is led by Senior Filmmakers-in-Residence. All classes and workshops are small in size to maximize the mentor relationships. Complete faculty credentials can be found here.

HANDS-ON CREATIVE COLLABORATION
Unlike traditional graduate programs, the AFI Conservatory uses hands-on collaboration as its primary teaching tool, providing an experience mirroring the real-world professional filmmaking environment where Fellows from all disciplines continually collaborate to tell their stories and fulfill their vision.

ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
In each of the disciplines, training in digital technology, including HD workflow in Editing and digital HD and single-sensor cameras in Cinematography, provides the contemporary tools for visual storytelling.

AFI CAMPUS & FACILITIES
Located in the hills overlooking Hollywood, AFI's wooded and intimate eight-acre Campus is close to the heart of the professional filmmaking community, with easy access to studios, networks and numerous post-production facilities. The Warner Bros. Building houses a sound stage, classrooms, screening rooms, production offices and computer labs. The Louis B. Mayer Library houses a collection of unique and specialized reference and research materials. The Sony Digital Arts Center houses AFI's post-production facilities, including the latest Avid Symphony Nitris DX bays and a dual-boot Avid DS Symphony Nitris, all networked through the Avid Unity media storage system.

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