New to Nashville Film Institute?

NFI is a demanding school where standards of excellence are the norm; where students have the opportunity to gain the academic, artistic, business and technical expertise needed for achievement and success.

At NFI we take the time to interview and get to know each person who applies to our school. Those selected for admissions to NFI demonstrate a strong passion for their industry of choice, a willingness to make sacrifices to achieve their dreams, and the courage to take the action needed to turn their dreams into reality.
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Admissions Requirements

Cinema Production Program (Diploma): High school graduation or equivalent, 18 years old. Full time students are expected to complete 16 hours per week of class lecture time, and 10 hours per week hands-on time. Classes are Monday-Thursday on the NFI campus. Hands-on time and location depends on the project.

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Short Courses / Summer Programs: 16-18 years old. Classes are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Students should allocate additional time if required to complete projects.

For comprehensive information about NFI and our programs, download the NFI catalog.

International Students

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High School Seniors!

Now that you’re getting close to graduation, it's the perfect time to start making plans for the future and to realize your true, creative potential. At NFI, we can help you determine which direction your passions and interests could lead. Simply take a few moments to explore the new High School section of our web site. This new addition to our site is designed especially for highs school seniors. You may find that NFI is just what you are looking for.

At NFI, you can:

Learn in a passionate, career-focused educational environment from teachers who are successful professionals working in their chosen fields Get focused attention in manageable-size classes and a supportive learning environment Work with industry-current studio facilities, labs, and equipment. Benefit from our complementary business curriculum designed to develop your entrepreneurial skills NFI offers training that can prepare you for an exciting career.

NFI Accepts GI Bills - Apply Online - Tuition and Fees - Transferability of Credits