Filmmakers Camp

Try Filmmakers Camp at Anderson University to find out if filmmaking is the right career for you!

Designed for high school students and developed by communication arts faculty and professionals at Anderson University, this unique camp experience focuses on learning the beginning skills leading to a successful career in the film industry.

Classes include screenwriting, camera operation, editing, lighting, sound recording and mixing, distribution, and more. Held on the beautiful AU campus, the Filmmakers Camp is taught by instructors whose works have screened theatrically, in film festivals and on television stations and networks around the world.


  • Ages: High school age students, 14-18
  • Dates: June 5-10, 2023
  • Times: This is an overnight camp.
  • Tuition: Early Bird Registration is $550 by April 14, 2023. Tuition after April 14 is $650.
  • Check-in: Monday, June 5 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Check-out: Saturday, June 10 at 12 p.m.

For more information about the camp or to apply for a scholarship, contact: Jack Lugar (camp director).

What is Filmmakers Camp? 

This is an extraordinary and innovative week-long introduction to the profession of filmmaking designed especially for high school students. The unique program was developed by the Anderson University Communication Arts faculty. It is sponsored and held at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.

Do I need to have a background in film or television? 

It is not necessary to have any experience in filmmaking in order to benefit from this unique program. Classes are designed to provide practical skills and experience for all high school students.

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Associate Professor of Visual Communication

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Jack Lugar

Professor of Cinema & Media Arts

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Director of Studio and Technical Operations