Film Production AS Degree

Digital film and video technology has transformed film making, 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 Associate of Science in Film Production Degree provides a platform from which to launch further study of film production as well as necessary industry skills, processes and practices to work on a film crew, produce an independent film, create and run a small film/video business and moneitize video in the many social media outlets available today.  This degree also gives students crucial communication and storytelling tools they may apply in almost any area of study where film and video are utilized today.  Students emerge with short films and other film project materials for their personal or professional portfolio.

In this 2-year/60-unit 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 screenwriting, production, cinematography, editing, sound, film acting and directing, as well as more advanced and specialized areas such as post production sound, animation and motion, video journalism and documentary, mass and social media, marketing and the business of film.

Required Courses
RTV 006Introduction to Film3
RTV 009Screenwriting3
RTV 010AFilm Production I: Basic Film Production3
RTV 011AFilm Production II: Advanced Film Production3
RTV 012Film Production III: Capstone3
RTV 013Cinematography3
DDP 020New Media I3
TA 010Introduction to Design & Production3
Select 16 units from the following:16
News Reporting & Writing
Introduction to Mass Media
Digital Photography
Digital Photography
Small Business/Entrepreneurship
New Media II
Digital Audio I
Radio & TV Work Experience (Maximum of 4 units may be used for work experience)
COD General Education18
Physical Education Activities2