What can you do in four weeks? Develop your directing, shooting and editing skills to produce a music video and short film.
Learn about documentary, experimental, and narrative approaches to film. Through hands-on instruction using Tisch’s professional digital camera and sound equipment, you can see your ideas come alive on screen.
The curriculum for the Summer Filmmakers Workshop for High School Students, offered through the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, is similar to that of the undergraduate degree program. It combines intensive professional training with a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and theories behind the art of film and video production. Prior experience in film or video is not required.
Note: The Tisch Summer High School Program is not a leisure camp. While the average program runs daily, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, including academic classes, professional training, and/or studio and production time, students will often be just as busy in the evenings and weekends which also include curricular events and opportunities to work individually or collaborate with peers on assigned projects.
“The opportunities it gave me to grow as an artist, student, and person, through the workshops, speakers, projects, and one-on-one mentorship from some of the world’s greatest professors in the arts made this incomparable to any experience I’ve ever had.”
You will enroll in the following courses for a combined total of 6 units.
Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, August 4, 2018
Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, August 3, 2019
Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.
Open to high school juniors (rising seniors).
- Online application fee: $75
- Printed application fee: $90
Summer 2019: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:00pm ET
Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.
TUITION AND FEES
Total cost for the Summer High School Filmmakers Workshop: $11,929*
Breakdown of costs:
• Tuition for 6 units (credits): $8,472
• Registration and Services Fee: $814
• Program Fee (activities facilitated by Residential Life): $160
• Housing for 4 weeks: $1,020
• 10 meals a week for 4 weeks: $680
*As this is a residential program, students are automatically enrolled in the 10 meals a week plan for the length of the program. Students have the option of increasing their meal plan if they wish.
• Film Narrative Lab and Insurance Fee: $590
• Film Narrative Ticket Fee: $193
Summer 2019 tuition rates will be announced soon.
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Tisch has a limited number of full scholarships for high school students to attend the Tisch summer programs. Scholarships are given to students who demonstrate the most financial need.
Review the Tisch Summer High School Scholarships page for more information.
TISCH SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL: FILMMAKING