DESOTO ARTS INSTITUTE

Desoto Arts Institute is a non-profit media arts training organization providing exposure, education, and hands-on experience in film production, video production, screenwriting, acting, music production, and audio production.

Outside Arcadia

Outside Arcadia has won awards internationally and garnered attention from over 40k viewers on Youtube while receiving comments on how meaningful and life-changing the film is. Check it out now. The film deals with a dark family matter in a very sensitive manner.

Didn't Hate it Movie Podcast

DeSoto Arts Institute is excited to present our first podcast all about movies and movie news. Join us for an undetermined period of time where shenanigans are sure to ensue. You don’t want to miss the latest episode filled with rambling and movie trash talk.

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Wondering how you can help us teach, train and support the future generation of filmmakers? Make a donation today and help us continue to provide accessible film workshops!

Watch our films on Amazon Prime Video

We’re putting most of our films on Prime so go check em out. We have mostly family-friendly films but a couple heavier films are in the mix.

Art Snobbery

In Summer 2019, Robb and Jesaiah taught students aged 7 to 12 at Oxford Film Festival Summer Film Camp. With students as film crew and actors, we produced this cute film now playing on Amazon Prime and in festivals around the world.

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL IS HAPPENING IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Imagine a place where anyone can learn to write, act, shoot, or produce film and music. Imagine having access to a fully-equipped sound stage and recording studio, right here in your community. Imagine a recording studio staffed with producers and engineers with decades of experience producing music legends. Imagine motion picture directors, cinematographers, and VFX supervisors teaching you and your children how to work in the industry while making a difference in the world and your community.

Come join us to learn filmmaking and video production skills, music production, music theory, foley production, and more. We are looking for instructors for workshops and boot camps in virtually any art form. Just let us know what you can offer and let’s talk.

IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO TO HELP. NOW STOP IMAGINING AND GET INVOLVED. JOIN DESOTO ARTS INSTITUTE TODAY.

Desoto Arts Institute Film Programs

FILM

Write, record, repeat!

Desoto Arts Institute Music Programs

MUSIC

Make beautiful music!

DAI STEM

STEM

Get smarter!

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DAI is seeking assistance from instructors willing to pass on their knowledge to adults and youth.

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