Art Institutes

Miami Digital Film & Video Production BFA and MFA Degrees

AI Film Fest

AI Film Fest

The Art Institutes system of schools* is proud to bring the skill, passion and creativity of our students to the creative community with the inaugural Virtual Student Film Festival; October19th-30th, 2020. Submissions will be hosted by FilmFreeway, the industry-leading platform used by over 150 Academy Award/BAFTA accredited festivals. Detailed information on rules & terms, awards & prizes and event dates & deadlines can be found here:

*The Art Institute system of schools locations: The Art Institute of Atlanta, The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, The Art Institute of Dallas, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, The Art Institute of Houston, Miami International University of Art & Design, The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

I have a story to tell.

Whether you’re watching a movie screen, TV monitor, or your smartphone, you’re looking at the work of a team of writers, producers, directors, camera operators, lighting technicians, video editors, and digital video effects designers. If you want to join them, the place to start is our Digital Filmmaking & Video Production degree programs. We’ll guide your learning as you work with digital video cameras, editing and graphics software, and other technologies. You’ll explore how to create everything from broadcast news to motion pictures as you get ready write and direct the story of your future. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. You’ll work harder than you thought you could. But it can pay off in a future where you do what you love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

It's time to take the next step.

It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to complete our Bachelor’s program. If you’re thinking we’ll ask even more of you in a graduate program, well, you’re right. But if you’re passionate about film and hungry for knowledge, this could be your next step. You can learn to produce films that show off both your storytelling ability and your technical skills. You’ll explore the entire filmmaking process, from screenwriting and pre-production to principle photography and post-production through distribution. And you’ll put everything you've learned into creating a work that's worthy of submission to the film festival circuit. You’ll be prepared to join a college or university film department where you can pass along your knowledge to those who share your passion.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

Quarter Credit Hours:
12 Quarters

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Master of Fine Arts in Film

Quarter Credit Hours:
6 Quarters

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What Will I Study?

Digital Film Video Study Section

I have the vision. I just need the skills.

The curriculum for our Digital Filmmaking & Video Production degree programs will take you from the basics to more advanced courses in an atmosphere every bit as creative and competitive as the real world of filmmaking and video production. Here are some of the areas you'll study:

  • Video
  • Lighting
  • Audio
  • Digital Imaging
  • Conceptual Storytelling
  • Editing
  • Studio Production
  • Motion Graphics
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Sound Design
  • Scriptwriting

I'm looking for my proving ground.

At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Digital Filmmaking & Video Production is built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. Every day is a battle to get your ideas produced and noticed. And because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But we’ll support you along every step of your journey. We provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. You’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. It won’t be easy. In fact, it’ll be the hardest thing you’ll ever love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.


The Art Institute of Michigan alumni Calvert Griffin [My education] helped me to learn how to be an effective teammate and work well with others. Calvert Griffin
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, 2014, The Art Institute of Michigan

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