The McCallum Cinematic Arts Program

Learning by Doing

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About the McCallum Cinematic Arts Program

The curriculum is designed to give students an extensive understanding of the filmmaking process. Students write, produce, direct, and edit their own films while getting the experience of working in teams with other students as crew members. Story development is a big part of our approach. We spend nine pus weeks in the freshman year working on screenwriting and story development. Students learn to use table reads and class feedback as a means to improve their screenplays.

Students that have graduated from the program have gone to universities such as Columbia University, New York University, the University of Texas, California Institute of the Arts, the Pratt Institute, and Sante Fe University of Art and Design. Graduates have worked on projects that include True Grit, Fear the Walking Dead, and Godless and with directors such as the Ethan and Joel Coen and Terrence Malick.

Students are accepted into the Cinematic Arts program through the McCallum Fine Arts Academy application process. Visit the Academy application page and Important Events to learn more.

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About Mac Cinematic Arts

Mac Cinematic Arts is a teacher- and parent-led non-profit organization that raises funds to support the students and curriculum at the McCallum Cinematic Arts program. For more information, send email to Kenneth Rogers.

Scholarships are available to students seeking to obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to students in the McCallum High School Cinematic Arts Program.

Mac Cinematic Arts is a non-profit, Section 501(c)(3) Organization, raising money to finance student filmmaking, provide scholarships, and to support McCallum High School's Media Technologies Department.