(Troy, Michigan) – Newly accredited Film School; MOTION PICTURE INSTITUTE to make its affordable one-year hands-on filmmaking program more accessible than ever before.

MPI is excited to announce it has been awarded accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). MPI President & CEO Douglas Schulze says “Accreditation will help us continue to grow and offer a cost-effective film education. Not everyone with a vision can afford a 4 year film school degree. MPI caters to visionaries who are looking for a technical hands-on education that will enable them to create films starting on day one of class. Due to the affordability of the program, graduates are more likely to avoid debt, and have money left over to make their own movie”.

MPI currently has graduates working behind the scenes on some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. The critically acclaimed feature documentary APOLLO 11 (aired on CNN and played Sundance) was directed and edited by MPI Grad Todd Douglas Miller. Travel Channel’s long running, top rated, Ghost Adventures was created and is hosted by MPI graduate Zak Bagans.

MPI will be releasing more details on how prospective students can take advantage of the benefits that come with ACCSC accreditation. Stay connected by following updates on our website and social media.

About Motion Picture Institute (MPI)

Michigan’s oldest and most reputable film school. Train here. Go anywhere.

Our doors are open to provide aspiring filmmakers a hands-on training ground where they can develop their craft, access professional tools of the trade and determine a logical career path, all within a cost-effective and supportive environment.

The Filmmaking Program gives students the skills to become a complete filmmaker in one year.

About Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Responsible for the accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers.

According to the ACCSC, “there are many benefits to accreditation. Among them, accreditation encourages continuous efforts to achieve maximum educational effectiveness, provides an assurance of acceptable quality, and establishes eligibility for participation in federally funded programs including student financial aid.” Read more about ACCSC accreditation here (http://www.accsc.org/UploadedDocuments/FAQ%20Accreditation%20Process.pdf).