Teaching and mentorship

Daily Feedback from Top Editors

During each class project, a distinguished narrative or documentary film editor joins the class full-time to give students creative feedback and coaching. Previous visiting artists include the editors of award-winning films like Beasts of the Southern Wild and Margin Call,  TV shows like "Mad Men," "Boardwalk Empire," and "True Detective," and documentaries like Inside Job and Sicko.

All day, every day

These industry pros don't just stop by once or twice for a guest lecture or a screening. They’re available to work with students every day, offering guidance and mentorship on everything from the creative process to finding your first job.

Expert Instructors

Our curriculum is designed and taught by working editors and assistant editors who are eager to share their hard-earned experience with students. Not only do they know Avid inside and out, they know its strengths and limitations on real-world projects. They’ll teach you the shortcuts, workflows, and workarounds that professionals rely on. They also have first-hand knowledge of the demands and expectations you’ll face in today’s job market.

Personal attention

One-on-one feedback is one of the keys to our program's success. Rather than discussing editing theory in the abstract, instructors and visiting artists sit with students individually and help them work through the creative and technical challenges in their scenes.

Small class sizes

We never have more than three students for every teacher and our maximum class size is 14.

I can’t say enough good things about my instructors, who were not only talented editors in their own right, but also amazing teachers.
— Stephanie Ahn '09/Editor, My Old Lady