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What Does KD Conservatory’s Motion Picture Production Program Have to Offer?

boomHave you always dreamed of being part of the film crews that bring movies and television productions to life? Making it in the film production industry isn’t always easy. It requires hard work, dedication, long hours, and a commitment to learning the skills that make you a valuable part of the team. We’re here to help you get those skills – as well as the invaluable hands-on experience – you need. The Motion Picture Production and film program at KD Conservatory has over a 90% employment rate and a 100% completion rate, meaning we can help you turn your dream into a career.

What is the Motion Picture Production and Film Program?

Our Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Motion Picture Production was created in response to the increasing demand for trained professionals within the film entertainment industry.  The Motion Picture Production (MPP) program is an in-depth four-semester program designed to be completed in just 15 months. The program’s curriculum is taught by highly experienced faculty, including Program Chair Dennis Bishop, whose credentials include Dexter and NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience.  In the MPP program, not only will you learn the basics in film production through courses like: “The Creative Process,” “Screenwriting,” and “The History of American Popular Culture Through Film”, but also the basic core curriculum of sciences and humanities taught in colleges and universities nationwide. Our goal is to provide you with a well-rounded education that serves as a strong foundation for your career – and the rest of your life.

What Are the Career Options?

No matter where your interest lies in the realm of film production, our MPP program can prepare for a wide variety of careers working behind the scenes, on the set or in post-production. Here are just a few of the job titles that the Motion Picture Production degree program at KD Conservatory can help you achieve:

  • Production Designer
  • Production Assistant
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Screen Writer
  • Videographer
  • Editor


Why KD Conservatory?

With a faculty and staff comprised of professionals with real-world industry experience who are ready to guide and teach students with top-quality, hands-on instruction, KD Conservatory has established itself as a center of excellence for production and performing arts education. Notable KD Studio alumni include George Eads (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation); Julia Lancaster (All My Children and Dexter); and Kevin McHale and Mark Salling, (Glee). Our esteemed faculty also boast impressive credits of their own: David Rosenblad, Emmy award winner of the PBS Documentary, The US-Mexican War; Harper Robinson, Executive Producer of the 2013 Gulf oil spill documentary Beyond Pollution; and, Carolyn Hodge, Producer of the short film (and official selection in the 2011 SXSW and Dallas International Film Festivals) NEAL, are just a few of the accomplished faculty at KD Conservatory.  Since 1979, we have been dedicated to helping our students develop the skills they need to succeed in their chosen careers in acting, musical theatre, and motion picture production.  We are constantly searching for innovative ways to continue providing the strong foundation our students deserve.  We also truly believe that each of our carefully selected students possesses unique qualities, and that by employing their individual strengths, they have the opportunity to develop the skills that will enable them to realize their full potential in the entertainment field.

Still Have More Questions?

KD Conservatory has acting, musical theatre, and film production programs to help prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry. Contact us with any of your questions, or check us out on Facebook for ongoing updates and information!

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