The school year consists of three academic terms

each approximately 11 weeks long.
Generally, the first term begins the second week of October; the second, the second week of January; the third runs through April to the beginning of July.

The first term consists of theoretical courses with filmed exercises.

The second term is a combination of theoretical and hands-on-film courses. The emphasis of the third term is primarily hands-on-film production but will include workshops, specialisation modules, and master classes given by guest professors, all of whom are film professionals.

Mid-term examinations are held the 5th week of each term.

There are two school calendar holidays:
- Winter break
- Spring break