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 Film Production Associate of Science 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.

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
FILM 001Introduction to Film3
FILM 002AFilm Production I: Basic Film Production3
FILM 002BFilm Production II: Advanced Film Production3
FILM 002CFilm Production III: Capstone3
FILM 003Screenwriting3
FILM 004Cinematography3
FILM 005On-Camera Acting & Voice Over3
FILM 007Film Editing3
TA 010Introduction to Design & Production3
Elective Courses
Select 12 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
FILM 021Contemporary World Film3
FILM 022American Film to the 1960s3
FILM 023Contemporary American Film3
MUS 078AElectronic Music Production3
DDP 120Video Post Production3
DDP 121Motion Graphics3
Required Subtotal39
COD General Education19
Kinesiology Activities2
DEGREE TOTAL60