Basic Film Production Certificate of Achievement

Digital film and video technology has transformed filmmaking, making it possible to produce independent movies and video projects without huge budgets, expensive cameras or large crews. This development allows many different organizations today use film and video as part of their work. Whether the goal is to fulfill a personal artistic vision, market a product or advance a cause, the fundamental need to tell a story remains paramount and film is a powerful means to do it.

The Basic Film Production Certificate of Achievement provides a platform from which to launch further study of film production as well as a basic entry level industry skills, processes and practices. It gives students crucial communication and storytelling tools they may apply in almost any area of study. Students emerge with short films for their personal or professional portfolio.

In this six course certificate program, students receive direct, hands-on experience creating visual stories that are intelligent, emotional, compelling, succinct and informative. The program covers the primary aspects of film production including scripting, camera, sound, directing, editing and broadcasting. The basic certificate provides a platform from which to launch further study of film production as well as basic entry level industry skills, processes and practices. It gives students crucial communication and storytelling tools they may apply in almost any area of study. Students emerge with short films for their personal or professional portfolio. 

Required Courses
RTV 006Introduction to Film (Required core)3
RTV 009Screenwriting3
RTV 010AFilm Production I: Basic Film Production3
RTV 011AFilm Production II: Advanced Film Production3
Electives
Select 6 units from the following:6
News Reporting & Writing
Introduction to Mass Media
Digital Photography
Digital Photography
Marketing
CERTIFICATE TOTAL18