The Sidney Poitier New American Film School empowers passionate film and media artists with the technical skills and diverse experience that will allow them to change the world with new visions, new stories and new voices.
One school, two states, three cities
Working across multiple cities and multiple platforms, The Sidney Poitier New American Film Schools opens endless pathways for students to advance their creative expression and chart successful careers. Students will also be technologically empowered to study and create anywhere, with access to online tools and collaborative platforms. The school is designed to prepare master storytellers and digital creators for a rapidly evolving industry.
At ASU’s campus in Tempe, Arizona, students have access to film production equipment and 24/7 computer labs.
The world-class Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center in Mesa, Arizona, is home to the production and post-production activities of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School. The 118,000-gross-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art sound stages, editing suites, screening theaters, public exhibition space and more. The facility will serve film majors as well as host a transdisciplinary collection of ASU master’s degrees, all of which will engage film students looking to embrace new technologies. The MIX Center is part of the ASU at Mesa City Center complex, a collaboration between ASU and Mesa. The complex also includes The Studios at Mesa City Center and a three-acre Plaza that provides a public park with an event lawn, splash pad and shade structures. Film students will have opportunities to hone their craft while working and connecting with media start-ups, schools and community groups in this dynamic and growing downtown. Be a part of this bold new initiative.
Los Angeles, California
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School has a presence in downtown Los Angeles at the ASU California Center, located in the newly renovated historical Herald Examiner Building. Here, film students can accelerate their careers, connect with alumni and industry professionals, spend a semester completing coursework toward their degree and more. The ASU California Center is also home to a graduate degree focused on narrative and emerging media, a joint MA program between the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the film school. The Sidney Poitier New American Film School also offers its BA in film with a concentration in filmmaking practices to California transfer students at the ASU California Center.