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There are four ways you can take classes with us:

Independent Students: Independent students are those not affiliated with a local college or university, registering directly with Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Independent, non-credit tuition is $390 per course, with an additional course fee of either $35 or $70. Tuition is discounted by $40 if students register on or before the Early Registration Discount Deadline.

College Students: Classes may be taken for credit under the auspices of local colleges and universities or directly through Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Certificate Programs: Pittsburgh Filmmakers' students may earn a Certificate in Film Production, Digital Video or Photography by completing a program of twelve full-length required courses. In addition, students must present an exhibition-quality copy of Thesis level (Film or Digital Video) or Advanced course level (Photography) work in a Pittsburgh Filmmakers public Thesis show.

The Intensives: Pittsburgh Filmmakers offers The Filmmaking Intensive and The Photography Intensive, accelerated professional programs designed to prepare students for a career in the fields of filmmaking or photography. Each 8-month, full immersion experience develops the creative talents of aspiring filmmakers or photographers by focusing on editorial and studio practices. Upon completion, students leave with a diploma and a comprehensive portfolio of their work, and they are prepared to launch a career in filmmaking or photography.