Film School Done Different

Immersive, Experiential Learning.

Reinventing Film & Media Learning

We’re reinventing film and media learning, building a new way to tell your stories onscreen for the way we communicate now — and into the future.

We’re testing MediaU with our first course, Directors and Actors: Casting! It’s immersive, experiential learning, and you will receive 3 credits from University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education.

We expect to do a full program launch by the end of 2019, at which time this course will be joined by other courses that will comprise a Certificate called Directors and Actors: Working Together, as well as a small suite of other Certificate tracks, such as Producing, Directing, and Screenwriting.

We’ve partnered with the University of California, Irvine Continuing Education because the University of California system is the gold-standard for public, non-profit, high-quality education, and it’s universally recognized.

We’re also working closely with the Slamdance Film Festival, the world-renowned organization that supports independent filmmakers at all stages of the creative process. You’ll meet director Oren Peli in our first course, discussing the casting process for Paranormal Activity, a film that was discovered at Slamdance.

MediaU is founded by Adam Leipzig, who has produced, distributed, supervised, and financed more than 30 films, for studios and independently, both scripted features and documentaries. Innovative learning expert Tiska Wiedermann supervises course design. Marketing guru Tod Hardin supervises communications.

We hope you’ll sign up for Directors and Actors: Casting! if you’d like to pull back the curtain on the audition process and learn, for yourself, how to be an actor’s director and a director’s actor.

Join our email list to find out what’s next! We’d love to hear from you.

MediaU and UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education
MediaU film set
Peter D. Marshall
MediaU on film set