Minneapolis College of Art & Design offers a transformative education open to all backgrounds. It’s where students find their personal and professional purpose as creative, cultural leaders.

MCAD offers 14 undergraduate majors (including Filmmaking and Animation), two online MAs, one on-campus MFA, and Continuing Education courses for pre-college students and lifelong learners.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a public two-year college, enrolling nearly 10,000 for-credit students annually. Located in the heart of Minneapolis, they offer a cinema program that includes cinematography, directing, editing and post-production, screenwriting, and sound. 

Metropolitan State is fully accredited, comprehensive university and a member of the Minnesota State higher education system. The only of its kind in the state of Minnesota, their Screenwriting BA Program covers every step in the creative process. Students learn to harness their imaginations and write original screenplays; collaborate, produce, direct, shoot, and edit films; and then exhibit and share their films with audiences in Metro State University’s 320 seat digital cinema, Film Space, located on the Saint Paul campus.

Moorhead State is part of the Minnesota State University system. The School of Media Arts and Design offers degree programs in Film Production, Film Studies and Animation with courses in directing, producing, HDV and 16mm film production, post-production techniques, moving image aesthetics and criticism.

St. Cloud State is part of the Minnesota State University system, offers both a major and a minor in Film Studies.

The U of M Twin Cities campus offers a BA in Studies in Cinema & Media Culture through its Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature program.

Augsburg University is a private liberal arts institution with its main campus in Minneapolis. A Film Major is offered through their Communication, Film, and New Media department. 

Carleton College, located 40 miles south of the Twin Cities in Northfield Minnesota, offers a Cinema & Media Studies (CAMS) major, combines the critical study of moving image and sound media with digital video and audio production. Courses range from global and Hollywood film studies to narrative and documentary filmmaking, animation, television studio production and genre studies, moving image media installations, and writing for film and television. 

Century College is a 2-year community and technical college located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. They offer AAS Degrees in both Filmmaking & Video Production and 3D Animation.

Central Lakes College, with locations in Brainerd and Staples, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges system. It is a comprehensive community and technical college offering an AAS Degree in Videography Production.

Hennepin Technical College is part of the Minnesota State College and University System, offering programs in interactive design and video production.

The University of St. Thomas is the largest private university in Minnesota, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 115,000+ alumni. Eight schools and colleges offer 150+ undergraduate majors and minors and 55+ graduate degree programs, including a Film Studies major.