Seattle Film Institute


At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 4-year or above

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

MISSION AND SUPPORTING OBJECTIVES The Mission of the Seattle Film Institute is to serve students employers and the community through education for filmmaking careers by providing students with the knowledge skills tools and hands-on experience that are needed: • To pursue a professional career • To follow their own creative path • To furnish a foundation in filmmaking for individual and collaborative work in the visual realm and the world of media. The Supporting Objectives of the Seattle Film Institute: To Serve the Student: • By providing education focused on both technical and conceptual skills. • By providing faculty with field-specific and professional experience. • By providing a career-oriented curriculum that develops a culture of collaboration. • By providing assistance with the transition to employment in their chosen career fields. To Serve the Employer: • By providing graduates who have the skills necessary to establish careers and perform the tasks required in the workplace and understand the professional and career responsibilities of their chosen field. To Serve the Community: • By providing access to educational choices in areas that are underserved or unavailable in the community. • By providing the community access to the educational resources of Seattle Film Institute through continuing education classes and workshops and access to the facility and its resources

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cost & financial aid

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Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
Did not receive aid
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 33.0% $5,578
State/local grants 44.0% $7,549
Institutional grants 11.0% $2,450
Loans 56.0% $6,700

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Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
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Undergraduate Majors X

    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      • A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos. Includes instruction in theory of film, film technology and equipment operation, film production, film directing, film editing, cinematographic art, film audio, techniques for making specific types of films and/or videos, media technologies, computer image making, multi-media production, and the planning and management of film/video operations. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Music Technology
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
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Graduate ProgramsX

    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
    • Music Technology
      • A program that focuses on the creative aspects of the blending of music and technology; and that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the composition, recording, synthesis, and performance of music; audio-visual production; scoring for film and multimedia; and software and multimedia development. Includes instruction in music theory, music history, composition, acoustics, recording technology, computer composition, electronic music synthesis, technology-based performance, 3D sound and spatial audio, and music business and law. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
      • A program that prepares individuals to organize and manage various aspects of the visual arts, performing arts, and entertainment media industries. Includes instruction in business and financial management, marketing and fund-raising, labor relations for the arts, event promotion and management, product and artist management, and applicable law. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
Male Students

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian56.45%
  2. Black13.71%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities10.49%
  4. Hispanic/Latino10.48%
  5. Asian4.84%
  6. American Indian/Alaska Native2.42%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1.61%

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Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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