Advanced 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 to 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 Advanced Film Production Certificate of Achievement builds on the foundation offered by the Basic Film Production Certificate of Achievement to  provide 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 monetize video in the many social media outlets available today. In this 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.  This certificate 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.

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
FILM 004Cinematography3
FILM 007Film Editing3
FILM 002CFilm Production III: Capstone3
FILM 005On-Camera Acting & Voice Over3
TA 010Introduction to Design & Production3
Select 6 units from the following:
FILM 006Documentary Filmmaking3
FILM 010AFilm Production Management: Scheduling1.5
FILM 010BFilm Production Management: Budgeting1.5
FILM 010CFilm Production Management: Set Management1.5
FILM 010DFilm Production Management: Location Management1.5
MUS 078AElectronic Music Production3
DDP 120Video Post Production3
DDP 121Motion Graphics3