The Academy at Syracuse Studios is committed to creating a sustainable ecosystem of skilled film crew in Central New York by providing our students with hands-on experience. We believe 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, students, and community members in the Syracuse area, including classes on Screenwriting, Set Design, Tech of Production, Directing, and more! Additionally, our Development, Creative, and Production Internships put students on the ground floor with working professionals, allowing them to experience the film industry firsthand. Learn more about such opportunities below!


The Academy at Syracuse Studios also offers unique internship programs for college students nationwide. You don’t have to move to Los Angeles or New York City to work in the film industry, you can start building your career right here at The Academy!

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This year’s schedule is currently under construction. Stay tuned for upcoming classes!!


Future 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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The mission of The Academy at Syracuse Studios is to provide comprehensive training in digital media, content creation, and film production, delivered by highly-qualified professionals, in an innovative and engaging format, that effectively prepares students for a variety of careers in the film production industry.


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