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Here are some of the schools in Michigan for film, television, and digital media related programs including state universities, community colleges, and trade schools.

In order to teach a trade, occupation or vocation for a fee or consideration of any kind you must be licensed to operate a proprietary school by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (Reference: MCL 395.101). We will not be posting training opportunities except from licensed providers. For more information please go to www.michiganps.net   

To have your education program posted, please email us at mfo@michigan.org 

The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office does not endorse any postings on this page. We are simply notifying the public of these events, and urge you to use your best judgement regarding participation.

Computer Science First Program

The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office is proud to partner with Google in an effort to promote computer science (CS) education in Michigan schools through the CS First program. CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers. 

The goals of the partnership between the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office and Google are to:

  • - Increase confidence when using computers
  • - Instill courage to try new things
  • - Grow perseverance when tackling difficult problems
  • - Provide a sense of belonging in technology for under-represented students
  • - Demonstrate the impact that CS has in careers and communities

**Newly available for the upcoming school year, reward students who complete any of the various themes of the CS First program with Digital Badges**  For more information CLICK HERE

Details about the program are available here:  CS First Program (pdf)
Read the CS First press release here: http://puremi.ch/1PmPtZQ 



Supporting Organizations
- REMC Association of Michigan
- Students First MI 
- MTAM - Mobile Technology Association of Michigan 
- STEM.org
- Square One Education Network 
- Michigan State University MAET - Master of Arts in Education Technology 
- Grand Rapids Public Museum 
- Michigan Crossroads Council Boy Scouts of America 
- Tech 248 - Oakland County 
- Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers 


Computer Science Education Week

Governor Snyder has proclaimed December 7-13 as "Computer Science Education Week."  It is our hope that every school district around the State of Michigan can incorporate a Hour of Code into their curriculum at some point in the coming week.  Anybody can host an Hour of Code anytime, but the grassroots campaign goal is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Is it one specific hour? No. You can do the Hour of Code anytime during this week. You're welcome to split up the Hour of Code into multiple sessions so long as your students finish the Hour of Code tutorial. Just do whatever works best for you and your students. (And if you can't do it during that week, do it the week before or after).

Download the Promotional Flyer
Read the Proclamation 
Watch Governor Snyder's Video Here
Read the Press Release
For more information on Hour of Code visit: https://hourofcode.com/us and http://www.cs-first.com/content/hour-code-teachers
For more information about the CS First program for Michigan schools, see above.



One of the goals of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office has been to create and put in place educational competencies for all entities planning to offer training to develop new Michigan crew for the growing film industry. 

Michigan Film Industry Job Competencies have been adopted by Michigan Film Office Advisory Council. These competencies are a standard that schools may voluntarily adopt as their measure to insure we have a skilled, trained, and quality educated film production workforce. Students may also refer to them as a guide to insure they are receiving the necessary education to be an effective candidate for a film production job in Michigan.

Link: Michigan Film Industry Competencies (pdf)

When considering a school students may want to ask the following questions as a guide to insuring they receive a quality education that properly prepares them for employment in the film production industry.

  1. Is the school accredited and/ or licensed?
  2. Does the school voluntarily agree to adopt the ‘Michigan Film Industry Job Competencies”?
  3. Does the school have any job placement assistance, how many former students are working in the business, and what type of jobs do they have ?
  4. Does the school have any relationships with the film unions , prospective employers, production houses , or producers?
  5. Are there former students available you can speak with?
  6. What length and costs are the programs they offer?
  7. Are the instructors professionals in the field they are teaching and do they have credits to their name on productions?
  8. Are there any complaints against the school? Were they resolved in a timely and effective manner?
  9. What type of equipment and facility does the school utilize?
  10. Does the school offer specific classes in the field you are planning on entering?

The answer to these questions will help the prospective student make an informed decision as to the best school for their specific needs.

If you have any questions please contact:
The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office
(800) 477-3456 (FILM)

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