About Us

Film & Media Arts International Academy is custom built for filmmakers and animators of the 21st Century. We are a film school and an art school firmly grounded in all the technical crafts needed to create digital content. FMA instructors are seasoned industry professionals with international experience. They share with the students their knowledge and experience to prepare them to excel in the professional world of filmmaking and animation. The heavy production schedule imposed on each student means a lot more hands-on learning when compared to other film schools. We are the best film school in Cebu City, Philippines, Asia. Most importantly, what sets FMA apart from other film and animation schools is the emphasis on students working on real-world projects like the TV series “Guardian Blade Legacy,” TV commercials, theatrical PSA’s, and documentaries.

EDUCATION EFFICIENCY: One of the best aspects of FMA’s one-year Diploma program is that it allows students to get a compressed, immersive filmmaking education without being burdened by taking all the classes unrelated to their eventual profession that an Associate’s or Bachelor’s program requires. The compressed nature of the program allows FMA students to finish their education and get employment as soon as possible — much more quickly than those going through a four-year program.

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT: FMA has invested significantly to get the best equipment so that students can use cameras, audio gear, and lights that the industry is using. While other schools require you to shoot a movie on your own smartphone, we only teach on the tools that are being used in the industry at large, from DSLR to the RED Epic Dragon.

TOP INSTRUCTORS: FMA has gathered a unique mix of local and international filmmakers to instruct the students on the latest techniques and styles. From New York to Hollywood to Hong Kong to Manila, our instructors have experience making movies around the globe, and bring that experience to the students.

LOCATION: FMA is ideally located in the heart of Cebu City, a city on the rise teeming with economic growth, fine dining and nearby exotic travel destinations. Although the city has everything you expect from a first-world country, the cost of living is exceedingly low compared to other places.

INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION: With small class sizes, our instructors are able to give students personalized attention and focus on the needs of the students.

VALUE: On an international level, FMA’s one-year program gives the best value – the most hours with the best instructors for a surprisingly affordable price.

Want to learn about our program?
Be a part of FMA!

  • Diploma in Film and Creative Media Arts

    The FMA 12-month Diploma in Film and Creative Media Arts program focuses on seven core disciplines needed for any 21st century filmmaker: Writing, Producing, Production Design, Directing, Cinematography, Sound Recording/Design, and Editing. The program is designed for students beginning in media with no prior knowledge, and will give students the skills necessary for an entry-level job in many different ares of visual media. As an alternative, students can begin making films out of school and go the film festival route to get discovered.read more

  • 3D Animation NCIII

    The FMA 15-month 3D Animation NCIII program’s main objective is to teach students 3d from character animation up to digital effects. Using industry’s the best tools available like Maya and Adobe’s After Effects. Students would undergo the entire workflow of a 3d production pipeline and learn how to use it for their own projects. Students will also have the opportunity to apprentice at a real 3d production studio and experience how it really is in a real world scenario. They would also learn how to pitch their shows with a possibility that it would be picked up and produced at the studio with them. read more

  • Get In Touch!