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About FMA

The FMA Filmmaking one-year Diploma Program focuses on the following core disciplines needed for any 21st century filmmaker:

  • Writing
  • Producing
  • Production Design
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Audio Recording / Audio Post-Production
  • Editing / Visual Effects

We round out the education with Cinema Studies classes to give the historical depth of telling stories with moving pictures, which started more than 120 years ago.

Education Efficiency: One of the best aspects of FMA’s one-year Diploma program is that it allows students to get a compressed, immersive filmmaking education without being burdened by taking all the classes unrelated to their eventual profession that an Associate’s or Bachelor’s program requires. The compressed nature of the program allows FMA students to finish their education and get employment as soon as possible — much more quickly than those going through a four-year program.

Professional Equipment: FMA has invested significantly to get the best equipment so that students can use cameras, audio gear, and lights that the industry is using. While other schools require you to shoot a movie on your own smartphone, we only teach on the tools that are being used in the industry at large, from DSLR to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

Top Instructors: FMA has gathered a unique mix of local and international filmmakers to instruct the students on the latest techniques and styles. From New York to Hollywood to Hong Kong to Manila, our instructors have experience making movies around the globe, and bring that experience to the students.

Location: FMA is ideally located in the heart of Cebu City, a city on the rise teeming with economic growth, fine dining and nearby exotic travel destinations. Although the city has everything you expect from a first-world country, the cost of living is exceedingly low compared to other places.

Individual attention: With small class sizes, our instructors are able to give students personalized attention and focus on the needs of the students.

Value: On an international level, FMA’s one-year program gives the best value - the most hours with the best instructors for a surprisingly affordable price.

Our Programs

  • Film & Media Arts

    The FMA Filmmaking one-year Diploma Program focuses on seven core disciplines needed for any 21st century filmmaker: Writing, Producing, Production Design, Directing, Cinematography, Sound Recording/Design, and Editing. The program is designed for students beginning in media with no prior knowledge, and will give students the skills necessary for an entry-level job in many different ares of visual media. As an alternative, students can begin making films out of school and go the film festival route to get discovered.

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  • 3D Animation

    The FMA animation program’s main objective is to teach students 3d from character animation up to digital effects. Using industry’s the best tools available like Maya and Adobe's After Effects. Students would undergo the entire workflow of a 3d production pipeline and learn how to use it for their own projects. Students will also have the opportunity to apprentice at a real 3d production studio and experience how it really is in a real world scenario. They would also learn how to pitch their shows with a possibility that it would be picked up and produced at the studio with them.

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  • DJ Course

    FMA’s DJ program utilizes the latest industry-standard gear to introduce students to the world of mixing Electronic Dance Music professionally. A veteran American DJ/Producer provides students with the skills needed to perform at clubs and festivals internationally.

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