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Hands-On Filmmaking and Acting Schools in Washington, D.C.

Welcome to DC Media Academy, the premier film and acting school dedicated to nurturing the talents and shaping the future of the Washington, DC, film industry. With our passion for storytelling and commitment to excellence, we are here to guide aspiring filmmakers and actors on an unforgettable journey towards their artistic dreams.

At DC Media Academy, we believe in the power of education and hands-on experience. Our carefully designed programs provide a comprehensive learning environment where students can immerse themselves in the world of filmmaking and acting. Currently, we offer a 10-week filmmaking program and a 6-week acting for film & TV program, laying the foundation for a successful career in the entertainment industry.

Our ultimate vision is to establish DC Media Academy as the go-to film school in Washington, DC, where we aim to introduce groundbreaking 1-year Filmmaking Programs that cover every aspect of the craft, including film history, lighting techniques, directing, screen writing, casting, and the business of filmmaking.

With a team of experienced instructors who are accomplished professionals in their respective fields, we are committed to providing students with the highest quality education. Our faculty comprises industry experts who have worked on major film and television productions, bringing their invaluable insights and real-world expertise directly to the classroom.

Beyond the technical skills, we understand the importance of fostering creativity and collaboration. We encourage our students to explore their unique artistic voices while developing strong collaborative relationships with their peers. Through a combination of classroom instruction, practical exercises, and project-based learning, our students gain the confidence and skills necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of film and acting.

Located in the vibrant city of Washington, DC, we are inspired by the rich history, cultural diversity, and unique stories that surround us. Our goal is not only to train exceptional filmmakers and actors but also to contribute to the growth and development of the local film industry. We believe in the transformative power of film and its ability to entertain, inspire, and provoke change.

Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker ready to bring your vision to life or an actor eager to captivate audiences, DC Media Academy is the place where your dreams can become a reality. Join us on this exhilarating journey and embark on a path that will shape your future in the world of film and acting.

Ricardo O Villalba 

Filmmaker/founder CEO

Christopher Schrack

Filmmaker Instructor

Meet The Team

Ricardo Villalba

Founder & CEO Instructor

Georgia Jenkins

Program Director Instructor

Hands-on training!

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