A film music school has turned to crowdfunding for its students to pursue careers as film music teachers, graduate film schools and film production schools.
The School of Cinematic Arts at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking a grant of up to $5,000 (£3,300) to launch the programme to teach and develop its graduates.
The school is aiming to produce up to 100 students each year, with a further 30 students being able to join in.
It hopes to raise $1.5m in its first year and £1m the next.
The students will then be encouraged to apply for film and TV jobs in the industry.
The funding will go towards teaching and developing its graduates, including its students, through a number of programmes and initiatives, including:The School, which was founded in 2008, has produced over 100 films and is renowned for its films including “Frozen”, “The Big Short”, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, “Babe” and “The Heat”.
It also recently partnered with the University’s Graduate School of Creative Arts and Sciences to produce an award-winning documentary, “The Road to the Oscars”.
The program aims to teach students how to make films.
The film school said in a statement it was a “special time” for the students to be involved in film.
“We are excited about this opportunity to teach our students, and to help them realise their dream,” said the statement.
“Our students are the future of film.
We want them to learn how to work, write, shoot, edit and make movies together.”
The programme will also involve students going through their own film workshops.
The university said the students would not be required to do any work as part of the programme.
“They will be able to choose where they want to work and the curriculum will be open to them,” it said.
“The students’ work will be supported by the School’s alumni, students, faculty and staff.”
The program is expected to start in the second half of 2019 and will run for two years.