School of Filmmaking and Photography

Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will not offer a full course schedule for Fall 2018 while we undertake a major organizational restructuring. We hope to relaunch our classes in the Spring/Summer 2019.

PF/PCA has and will always be committed to artists and the advancement of artistic excellence in the Pittsburgh community. As the world of visual arts is evolving, we recognize the needs of our community have changed and we must change with it to continue to be relevant. Our goal is to continue to be a valuable resource for artists and a staple in the Pittsburgh arts community. 

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Pittsburgh Filmmakers' School of Filmmaking and Photography offers courses in filmmaking, photography, video production, digital media, and the history and theory of all of those forms.

Whether you are a traditional college student or looking for an alternative education, Filmmakers' School has a program for you. Our goal is to help you develop a strong aesthetic, analytical, and technical foundation on which you can build as you become working artists and professionals. College students and independent students can enroll in our college-level classes. For a professional, full-immersion education, students can apply to our part-time Certificate programs in Filmmaking and Photography.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers' School of Filmmaking and Photography is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The school is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Private License Schools. Classes, workshops, and seminars are taught at our building at 477 Melwood Avenue, in North Oakland, near the corner of Baum Boulevard and North Craig Street. Parking is available, please call for details (412.681.5449).

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