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About the Program

The Cinematic Arts Academy @ Millikan (CAAM) is a three year advanced filmmaking program for students in grades 6-8.

The Millikan Middle School film department launched a film academy in 2010 and its full-fledged Cinematic Arts Academy in 2012. The program quickly became the only middle school Cinematic Arts Academy of its kind in Southern California winning 20+ film awards by the spring of 2013.

The Cinematic Arts Academy begins in the 6th grade with basic filmmaking techniques, and develops over the three year program into advanced screenwriting, cinematography, sound, picture editing, and visual effects editing. Students learn filmmaking on professional Canon video cameras using Adobe Premiere and After Effects, creating films of all styles and genres.