Moviemaking at The Academies

  • Our Pathway

    Moviemaking at the Academies is a comprehensive media studies and motion picture production course, offering a series of thematically-driven units that provide opportunities for collaborative learning, enhancement of creativity, and development of higher order thinking. As a rigorous one-year pathway, we cover years one and two of the VDOE's Career & Technical Education Television and Media Production requirements

  • Our Requirements

    Prerequisite: Grades 11-12; Strong communications/language arts/writing skills; Good hand-eye coordination; Ability to operate, carry and lift production equipment and studio set materials; Some technical acumen. This program works well for excellent communicators who are creative, highly collaborative, detail-oriented students with a strong work ethic. They exhibit a primary interest in the technical side of film and television, work well under pressure, and plan to attend college and/or intend to begin independent careers immediately after high school.

    Instructor: Tara Wall

  • Student Prospects

    Upon successful course completion and assessment, students earn an industry certificate in Audio-Visual Communications, and are prepared for immediate work and/or a post-secondary degree path in a field where employment in media and communication occupations in general is  projected to grow four percent. Many of our students have been accepted into two- and four-year Film Programs including, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, George Mason's Film and Video Studies, VCUarts Cinema, UVA Media Studies, NOVA Film & Media Studies and more.