The Academy at Syracuse Studios is committed to creating a sustainable ecosystem of skilled film crew in Central New York. The best way to learn is to do, and that’s what The Academy is all about: providing opportunities that no other program can. Here you’re not just a student, you’re crew!

Throughout the year, the Academy hosts training seminars for film professionals in the Syracuse area, including classes on Grip and Electric in collaboration with IATSE 52 as well as Scenic/Industrial workshops with Local 829. In addition, the Academy also offers a variety of Master Classes and film production related workshops to the community.

The Academy at Syracuse Studios also offers unique internship programs for local college students. You don’t have to move to Los Angeles or New York City to work in the film industry, they can start building your career right here in Syracuse! Additional information about our internship opportunities coming soon.


Spring 2020 Seminars Cancelled

Due to public safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, seminars at the Academy at Syracuse Studios have been cancelled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. However, rest assured that we are currently planning new workshops and lectures for the summer!

Please check back around late April for an updated schedule.


Summer Seminars in the Works:

-Getting Started: Life as a Production Assistant

-Grip and Rigging on a Film Set

-The Hectic Life of an Assistant Director

-Background Talent Certification and Training for Film/Television

-The Art of Location Scouting for Film

-Understanding the Film Camera as a 1st AC

-Screenwriting with Jeremy Garelick

-The Art of Cinematography

-Introduction to the Editorial Workflow (Part 1)

-Introduction to the Editorial Workflow (Part 2)

-Episodic Film Production: An Introduction

-Scenic and Set Construction for Film


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