You guys are ahead of the curve. I was in college before I knew the difference between linear and non-linear films. This is an exciting high school. When you study the arts, you study life.”
— Roger Ebert, Film Critic

The Academy Media Arts Department introduced the first comprehensive digital motion picture program for high school students in the United States, and continues to be at the forefront of teaching storytelling through the mediums of film, animation, and creative writing.

The Media Arts curriculum includes animation, poetry, fiction, screenwriting, film, photography, and experimental design. Above all, the Media Arts Department focuses on storytelling. The process-based program values workshop, a weekly critique session, and is designed to hone a student’s voice and ideas—and their ability to communicate both to an audience.

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*Course titles reflect transcripts for the 2017-2018 freshman class.