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 three-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. 

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
FILM 001Introduction to Film3
FILM 002AFilm Production I: Basic Film Production3
FILM 003Screenwriting3