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