The capacity to make films has become more prevalent, but filmmaking is more than pushing some buttons. At the level of a craft, filmmaking is an endeavor requiring a high level of technical skill and knowledge. At the level of art, it is an endeavor that involves understanding the complex ways in which emotions and ideas are created through combinations of images and sound.
Film Production Overview
The Certificate in Film Production is a 24-credit program that provides aspiring filmmakers the foundational skills in shooting, scripting, and editing film and video necessary to make films at a level of technical and aesthetic sophistication beyond the work of an amateur, but without pursuing the more advanced coursework involved in the B.A. program in Cinema Studies and Film Production. Beyond the basic production sequence, Certificate students have the opportunity to take 9 credits of electives in film production or cinema studies courses, including 3 workshop credits.
Film Production Certificate Requirements
The Certificate in Film Production is designed so that it can be completed in two to four semesters of full time or part time coursework.
CIN100 - Introduction to Cinema Studies: 3 credits
CIN150 - Film Production I: 3 credits
CIN/WAL240 - Introduction to Screenwriting: 3 credits
CIN252 - Film Production II: 3 credits
CIN280/281 - Nonlinear Editing: 3 credits
Electives in film production or cinema studies, including up to 3 workshop credits: 9 credits
Total credits: 24