Directing and Film Production



Join our directing and film production program for a panoramic view of the motion picture and television industries.

Our program prepares students for a career in various departments, including storyboarding, screenwriting, cinematography, and visual effects compositing. We expose students to major trends and events in film history, from vaudevillian beginnings to the present day. 

Why Take The Program?

Why Take The Course?

Our program offers a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts with a strong reputation and extensive experience.

Director/Principal Sam Shen, a prominent member of prestigious organizations like the China Film Association and China Film Director’s Guild, brings a wealth of knowledge and a distinctive artistic style to the program. Known for his acclaimed works including “Man Jiang Hong: The Death of Yue Fei” (1992), “Jiao Xia Tian Tang” (2003), and “The Crossing” (2013), Sam Shen is a renowned director and producer who is passionate about sharing his insights and techniques with students.

In addition, visual effects artist and animation designer Daniel Clark, who has contributed to major Hollywood films such as “The Curious Case of Benjamen Button,” “Fantastic Four,” and “Fast and Furious 7,” brings his expertise in visual effects compositing to the program. Students will have the invaluable opportunity to learn from these industry professionals who are dedicated to mentoring and sharing their knowledge.

By enrolling in this program, students will gain hands-on experience by producing assigned short films. This practical approach allows them to apply the knowledge and skills they acquire in class, gaining valuable real-world experience in the filmmaking process.

Our classes will help you

Our classes will help you:

Join our program and gain a wide and detailed view of film production techniques and visual effects compositing procedures. We provide career training for students interested in pursuing a career in the film industry. Apply now and learn from the best in the business. 

  • Gain a panoramic view of the motion picture and television industries.
  • Develop skills in various departments such as storyboarding, screenwriting, cinematography, and visual effects compositing.
  • Understand major trends and events in film history.
  • Gain hands-on experience in producing short films.
  • Develop a portfolio to showcase students talent.
Course day

Thursday 6:00pm -9:00pm


10 classes


30 hours

Class size

3 - 6 people


Sam Shen



Course start date

Course start date:

April 20, 2023 (Discount available for this term)

July 11, 2023

September 19, 2023

November 28, 2023

February 13, 2024

How to apply:

Fill in application form, application fee $100.

How to apply:

* Be advised that the Application Fee is non-refundable.

** Refund PolicyInstitution may retain 20% of tuition if refund is requested before the end of the first class, and will not refund after the first class. Please contact for more details*