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Media, Writing, and Communications Certificate in Filmmaking

Diploma Description

This certificate is not accepting new students as of Spring 2021. Please see the Certificate in TV and Film Producing.

Gain an understanding of the essential concepts, techniques, and technology of digital filmmaking, while producing your own short film in the Certificate in Filmmaking. From the fundamentals of creating a screenplay to the technical craft of editing and postproduction, gain a comprehensive framework in the craft of cinematic storytelling. Through lectures, demonstrations, hands-on training, and evaluations of creative projects, learn professional standards and procedures from award-winning filmmakers. The Certificate must be completed within three years of taking the first certificate-eligible course.

Note: Digital Filmmaking Intensive/FLMM1-CE9522 is equivalent to—and can be substituted for—these two required courses: Writing and Directing the Short Film/FLMM1-CE9400 and Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop: Shooting and Postproduction/FLMM1-CE9921. To complete the Certificate, take either all five required courses shown, or take Digital Filmmaking Intensive/FLMM1-CE9522 and the three remaining required courses.

Must be completed within

3 years

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Writing and Directing the Short Film

Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting and preproduction by writing and preparing to direct a five-minute short film.

2020 Fall
1 section

Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop: Shooting and Postproduction

Work in a small production crew to write, produce, direct, and edit your short film project.

0 sections

Digital Cinematography: Camera Techniques and Lighting

This remote workshop introduces the work of the director of photography, who is the coauthor of the visual look and feel of a motion picture.

2020 Fall
1 section

Double-System Filmmaking Workshop: Shooting and Postproduction Techniques

Gain hands-on experience shooting using the double system, whereby you capture image and sound separately and synchronize them later.

Advanced Filmmaking Workshop

Work with a team of classmates to shoot a short film and take it through the postproduction stage to a finalized digital film.

0 sections

ELECTIVE COURSE

Complete 0

Digital Filmmaking Intensive

This accelerated course develops the creative talents of aspiring filmmakers in the essential aspects of today’s digital film technologies.

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required