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Film and Video Production

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

The Film and Video Program prepares students for a wide variety of positions in the motion picture broadcast industries. Students write, produce and edit narrative and documentary projects in a series of courses designed to bring students from beginning through intermediate production and post-production technique. All courses provide students access to the latest in digital production and post-production technology. In addition, students learn to critically interpret motion pictures through a series of courses in film history and aesthetics.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Film and Video Production will:

  • Utilize camera, sound, editing and lighting equipment in a professional capacity.
  • Write compelling narrative stories in proper screenplay format and structure.
  • Apply analysis and critical evaluation to cinematic works through discourse and writing.

Program Requirements

A total of 36 units is required for the certificate.

Required core courses (23 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
FILM 101 Film as Art and Communication 3.0
or
FILM 107 History of World Cinema 3.0
FILM 105 Film and Television Writing 1 3.0
FILM 110 Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
FILM 111 Intermediate Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
FILM 125 Computer Video Editing 3.0
or
MMAC 125 Computer Video Editing 3.0
FILM 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3.0
or
MMAC 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3.0
PHTO 110 Basic Photography 3.0

Plus a minimum of 13 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 115 Introduction to Animation 3.0
or
MMAC 115 Introduction To Animation 3.0
FILM 102 Hollywood and the American Film 3.0
FILM 103 Contemporary Latin American Film 3.0
FILM 106 Film and Television Writing II 3.0
FILM 120 Introduction to Sound Recording and Mixing 3.0
FILM 121 Sound Production Techniques 3.0
FILM 123 Directing for the Camera 2.0
FILM 127 Digital Video Post-Production 3.0
or
MMAC 127 Digital Video Post-Production 3.0
FILM 189 Independent Projects in Film 1.0 - 3.0 units
FILM 386 Film Festival Production Lab 2.0
GRPH 111 Digital Imagery Lab 1.0
GRPH 112 Digital Imagery 3.0
MMAC 101 Introduction to Multimedia 2.0
MMAC 102 Introduction to Multimedia Lab 1.0