Cebu

One Hollywood Blvd

Bigfoot I.T. and Media Park
6015 Lapu-lapu City
Cebu, Philippines

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About IAFT Cebu

IAFT Cebu delivers an educational experience that reflects Hollywood roots and traditions. Located on the island of Mactan in Cebu, Philippines. Founded in 2004, IAFT Cebu is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, offering Certificate and Diploma programs that include significant amounts of hands-on practical experience under the care and guidance of recognized industry mentors.

The school has a specialized curriculum that combines theory with practical application under the mentorship of leading industry professionals. In addition to its finely tuned Certificate and Diploma programs in Filmmaking, 3D Animation, and the Performing Arts, IAFT often conducts various Short-Term Workshops on topics such as film-making acting and more.

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IAFT Cebu, Philippines is accredited under the Republic of The Philippines’ Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). Due to our accreditation, IAFT Cebu has a slightly different calendar/program structure than other IAFT campuses. Please check the IAFT comparison chart to see more specifics:

CEBU: A FILMMAKER’S PARADISE

When the cameras stop rolling after classes and during the weekends, IAFT students can take advantage of the diverse activities Cebu has to offer. Dubbed as the Queen City of the South, Cebu has a rich tapestry of cultural and social attractions. With its lush island backdrop including white-sand beaches and striking mountainous regions, Cebu truly is a paradise all its own.

The city itself brims with a colorful history as the oldest township established in the Philippines, where Magellan landed on that fateful night in April of 1521 and planted his famous cross. History buffs will undoubtedly want to explore the city’s museums and monuments such as the quaint Santo Niño Basilica and Museum off Osmeña Avenue, built in 1565 to house the likeness of the infant Jesus.

Those in search of relaxation and rest will breathe a sigh of relief at Cebu’s five-star resorts and scenic beaches near such top tourist destinations as the Shangri-La Resort & Spa. Surrounding Cebu are some of the world’s best diving spots, including Mactan Island, famous for its renowned coral reefs.

One of the most famous festivals in the Philippines, the Sinulog Festival remains one of the raucous celebrations of Filipino culture and tradition. Celebrated in late January, this festival is renowned for its wild and colorful parades. Much like New Orleans’ Mardi Gras but with a flavor all its own, you will find people dancing in the streets and partying all day and night.

And once the sun sets, visitors will discover Cebu’s nightlife to be as eclectic as the island itself, with international cuisine from all corners of the globe, and nightclubs pumping music late into the evenings. Whether studying hard or taking it easy, Cebu is the ideal location for those searching for a unique educational experience.

The International Academy of Film and Television is here to help you turn your dreams of being an actors and filmmaker into a reality. IAFT Cebu has been helping aspiring filmmakers find their place in the film and television industry since 2004. Our industry-experienced mentors will help you learn exactly what you need to know to help start your career.

SMALL CLASS SIZES     –     HANDS-ON LEARNING

INDUSTRY VETERAN MENTORS     –     AFFORDABLE TUITION

THE IAFT GLOBAL EDGE: We aren’t just the Academy of Film and Television; we are the International Academy of Film and Television. When you study with us, you can divide your study at multiple campuses. Take the first two terms in LA, then head to here for your final two terms. Start your diploma program here in Cebu, then move to Antwerp to finish. Or, take one term at four different campuses. There are lots of possibilities! With our global network of graduates, we are touching the entertainment industry world-wide.

Contact our admissions team here to learn more about the IAFT Cebu advantage. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to APPLY NOW to the International Academy of Film and Television and see how far your dreams can take you.

Programs

Filmmaking - Cebu

IAFT’s Filmmaking program is an intensive hands-on curriculum geared to make you an expert in digital production – coming out with a solid portfolio and diploma to match. Our courses are not for filmmaking hobbyists; the IAFT experience is for those who are serious about visual storytelling and ready to jump-start a career in the entertainment industry. Due to our TESDA accreditation, our program differs slightly from other campuses.

Performing Arts/Acting - Cebu

Our acting program was developed for working actors who wish to strengthen their skills and learn new techniques. Our courses offer experience in front of the camera, so students area able to review their performances and make adjustments. Led by mentors who work as actors, each course is designed to increase students’ comfort with new roles, cold readings, audition situations, and developing depth in their work. Due to our TESDA accreditation, our program differs slightly from other campuses.

3D Animation - Cebu

This program develops Computer-Generated Imagery skills including 3D Modeling, Animation, Rendering, Compositing, Character Creation, Sound Design and Writing. A combination of instruction and hands-on training provide the vital competencies to be a 3D Computer Animator.

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Cebu

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    High: 86°F (30°C)
    Low: 78°F (26°C)
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    High: 85°F (29°C)
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International Students

During the application process, a student advisor can discuss all the necessary details such as visa applications, housing options, schedules and general preparations for your study at IAFT. Once you’re sufficiently informed about studying at the IAFT, you can apply at the following link: online application form. An application fee of $50 USD is required to complete the application process. Once your application is approved, a Letter of Acceptance will be sent to you. When you are ready to pay the course fees, choose from the different methods of payment.

We look forward to have you come and study with us. For questions and clarifications about Foreign student applications, feel free to contact Yehlen, +63.32.495.8999 extension 3680  or via email a yehlen@iaft.net.

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FAQ

  • Q:

    What are the Admissions Requirements at IAFT Cebu?

    A:

    During the application process, a student advisor can discuss all the necessary details such as housing options, schedules and general preparations for your study at IAFT Cebu. Once you’re sufficiently informed about studying at the IAFT Cebu, you can apply at the following link: online application form. An application fee of $50 USD is required to complete the application process. Once your application is approved, a Letter of Acceptance will be sent to you. When you are ready to pay the course fees, choose from the different methods of payment.

    The following documents must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within your FIRST TERM in school. Otherwise, you will not be permitted to register classes for the next term.

    Admission Requirements – for ALL Students

    • Application of Admission/Enrollment
    • Photocopy of Transcript of Records or High School Report Card
    • Photocopy of Birth Certificate or Passport Bio Page
    • Student Information Data Sheet
    • 1 pc. 2×2 ID picture (colored with white background)
    • Photocopy of Marriage Certificate (if married)

     

    Additional Requirements for PHILIPPINE RESIDENTS

    • Original Form 137 or 138 (if HS graduate)
    • Certificate of Transfer Credentials (if College level/degree holder )
    • Original Transcript of Records (with remarks: Copy for IAFT)
    • Other requirements where applicable.

    We look forward to have you come and study at IAFT Cebu. For questions and clarifications about Philippine Resident applications, feel free to contact Christal Daño at either +63.947.991.9659 or via email at christal@iaft.net.

  • Q:

    Why do you have an On-Set English Only policy?

    A:

    IAFT is an international school comprised of students from many different backgrounds.  As filmmaking is a collaborative art, clear communication is imperative for success.  IAFT classes and workshops are taught exclusively in English, all over the world. This policy is extended to student projects.

    With clear communication being a key to on-set safety, it’s important that everyone understand each other at all times.  Using a common language ensures that everyone on set receives the same vital information.

    IAFT also cherishes collaboration between all its students.  Using a common language allows every student the same opportunity to collaborate with every other student, regardless of nationality.

    We want our classes, projects and feedback to be comprehensive to everybody.  Our goal is to create the most inclusive, collaborative environment possible.

  • Q:

    Can you tell me more about housing at IAFT Cebu?

    A:

    IAFT Cebu does offer a range of housing options to our students from efficiency to upscale accommodations. 95% of our student body does secure housing arrangements that are within walking distance from campus. Typically, students secure short-term housing upon arrival (i.e. hotel stay) and then work with our student affairs team to secure long term housing based on budget and lifestyle preference.

  • Q:

    How long will the immigration process take?

    A:

    Provided that ALL visa application requirements (including IAFT invitation letter) have been submitted to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate offices, you can collect your passport on the third working day from the date of submission (For Regular Processing) or on the same day it was applied (For Fast Tracked Processing). The request for an early release of your passport must be communicated to the Consular Personnel upon submission of the visa application form. Note that visa applications submitted by mail or by courier are not accepted.

  • Q:

    Does IAFT offer distance-learning courses (i.e. online courses)?

    A:

    No. The nature of filmmaking or performing arts is hands on instruction that requires experience in the field and on set.

  • Q:

    Is there an IAFT campus in India?

    A:

    No. IAFT operates six (5) campuses globally – Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Antwerp, and Cebu, Philippines. Currently, only Cebu accepts international students (those who are not U.S. or HK residents). Cebu is the original and largest campus in the IAFT global network.

  • Q:

    Are there any limitations on what content can be in our student projects?

    A:

    We at IAFT strongly believe in creativity and experimentation. We encourage students to stay within international standards, but we try our best not to get in the way of free expression and illuminated storytelling in the work of our students. We also give support to the judgment of our mentors in the classroom, although we naturally retain the right to withhold our support from any project as deemed necessary by IAFT.

  • Q:

    Do students work with individual mentors on projects, or do students work with several mentors?

    A:

    At IAFT, we believe in learning from those who have been there before – experienced industry veterans who have acted or worked in filmmaking all across the globe. IAFT believes in giving you as much access to this wealth of talent and experience as possible. Our mentors will teach you the tips, tools, and techniques you need to be a success in your future career.

  • Q:

    I want to know more about your cinematography and directing courses.

    A:

    While these subjects are covered extensively in our signature filmmaking curriculum, we do not offer a stand-alone program in cinematography or directing. The reason for this is due to the fact that we believe to be the best Director or Cinematographer, you must first have the intrinsic prospective of all the other elements that make up the filmmaking process. That is why we created our flagship one-year immersion program in filmmaking.

  • Q:

    Is IAFT accredited?


    A:

    Our IAFT campuses have been approved by several regulatory bodies, depending on their specific locations. IAFT Los Angeles, for example, is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPS) in California. IAFT Cebu, Philippines is accredited under the Republic of The Philippines’ Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). IAFT Hong Kong is officially registered under section 279 of the Education Ordinance (School Registration Number: 589780) and we are currently in the process of getting our programs accredited with the Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap.493).

  • Q:

    Will we use film cameras or digital video cameras in your program?

    A:

    Like the rest of the industry, IAFT has moved to an all digital workflow. While equipment varies from campus to campus, IAFT uses HD digital cameras.

  • Q:

    How competitive is your tuition?

    A:

    At present, we proudly offer rates that are affordable, yet competitive with most of the best film schools around the world.

  • Q:

    What is the ratio of theoretical classes to hands-on experience?

    A:

    IAFT’s main goal is to prepare students for a professional career in filmmaking or acting; therefore, we primarily focus on skills that will be used exclusively in the rigors of the craft and art of today’s and tomorrow’s filmmakers and actors. Theory and classroom setting are necessary for introduction to this form of art. However, for film, the core of the program consists of students picking up a camera, positioning lights, using sound gear correctly and being stationed at an editing suite to produce student projects as soon as is possible and appropriate.

  • Q:

    Does IAFT offer any campus housing?

    A:

    No, IAFT does not offer campus housing at this time. However, the admissions office can consult with students and assist in looking for suitable residential housing off-campus.

  • Q:

    Do you accept International Students?

    A:

    Below are links to the IAFT campuses that currently accept international students:

    This list will very likely change in the near future.  Check back with us.

  • Q:

    Besides tuition, will I have any additional expenses while attending?

    A:

    At a minimum, you will need a 1 TB USB external hard drive for our editing suite, as well as a SD card (Two 32GB SD cards for HONG KONG/ One 32GB SD card for VEGAS), so you can back up your own projects.  You won’t have to buy any textbooks, that’s for certain. You will be responsible for paying for the budget of each of your term films, including locations, insurance, talent, crew, food or any other costs necessary to complete the project.

  • Q:

    I see something about lab hours here in your Catalog. What’s that all about?

    A:

    IAFT’s filmmaking and acting programs consist of 900 hours in Diploma and 450 in Certificate.  Those hours are divided between classroom hours and lab hours.  Lab work is when you practice what you’ve learned from classroom instruction, and it’s supervised by a lab mentor.  This is the way a principle or theory or skill is developed and then reinforced.  And that’s how you really end up owning what you’ve learned.

  • Q:

    Will IAFT assist me with job placement after I complete the program?

    A:

    No school can guarantee that you will be able to obtain work after completing our program. But with its working industry Mentors, IAFT offers you exposure to real-world industry veterans. Our programs are designed to prepare you for the job market and we will help you with research and referrals for potential job openings.

  • Q:

    Can my parents come to the school and observe my class?

    A:

    Of course, parents may visit classes. But it is mandatory that parents provide prior notice and seek approval from the Director of Education before they can observe a class. Approval is at the sole discretion of the Director of Education and is determined on a case by case basis.

  • Q:

    How old do I have to be to attend your school?

    A:

    IAFT enrolls students who are a minimum of 18 years old, who have an earned high school diploma or GED. Admission procedures include meeting with the Admissions Counselor to review career goals, programs offered, school policies and procedures (school catalog), graduation requirements, and English language proficiency.  Each prospective student must provide documentation of having a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).   All foreign diplomas or transcripts must be evaluated and translated to demonstrate local equivalency, at the cost of the prospective student.

  • Q:

    Can I transfer my credits from another school to IAFT?

    A:

    When requested, IAFT provides assistance to students seeking to transfer earned credits from other institutions including providing guidance and/or looking over official transcripts, syllabi, or course outlines. IAFT does not accept credit earned through challenge examinations, achievement tests, or experiential learning.

  • Q:

    Can I just take individual courses or do I have to take the entire program?

    A:

    Our curriculum is designed to offer our students a well rounded base of industry knowledge. Therefore, we only offer our curriculum as as a full 450 hour Certificate Programs or 900 hour Diploma Programs (1,212 hour Diploma Program at IAFT Cebu).

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