The Motion Picture Arts program at Red Deer College is receiving some well-deserved praise.
MovieMaker magazine, a publication in the United States which touts itself as "the nation’s leading resource on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent film magazine," recently unveiled its list of best film schools in the USA and Canada.
Red Deer College was mentioned for its achievement in 'top-notch equipment and facilities.'
The four-year Motion Picture Arts program at RDC offers degrees in both acting and production.
According to the program's description, students can view every stage of a film's production in the college's 100 seat movie theatre with a 2K Christie Projector and full 5.1 Dolby surround sound.
The faculty also boasts full production facilities which include a colour correction suit, a 5.1 audio mixing facility and a 3D editing system. Students are also able to work in a dedicated sound stage with green screen, professional 2K camera, Stedicam, LED film production lights, extensive grip equipment including dolly, track and camera jib, and a dedicated private Final Cut ProHD editing suite.
Additonally, there are costuming facilities and 24/7 access to everything listed.
RDC's MPA program has previously been recognized by and received support from the Alberta Film Commission, the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Assocation, the National Film Board of Canada and many other organizations.
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