Media, Writing, and Communications Certificate in TV and Film Producing
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The Certificate in TV and Film Producing, which can be completed fully online, prepares you to gain a competitive advantage in today’s rapidly evolving landscape of ever-changing technologies, shifting markets, and daring new approaches to storytelling. Through five foundational courses, acquire a grounded and comprehensive understanding of the essential roles, approaches, expectations, and responsibilities involved in producing films, TV series, and related media. Core fundamentals include securing intellectual property rights to adapt work to a visual narrative; developing original screenplays; pitching, selling, and navigating the market; understanding the business logic for raising investor and public funds; casting and packaging; preselling film rights; recruiting crew and talent; handling the logistical challenges of mounting a film production; and managing preproduction, principal photography, postproduction, delivery, festival strategy, and distribution. You also will choose one elective that will give you in-depth and hands-on exposure to the work of either writers and directors, or cinematographers. Through lectures, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples—as well as evaluations of creative projects—you will learn the professional standards and procedures from successful and award-winning TV and film producers, and experts in the field of filmmaking.
The Certificate in TV and Film Producing is awarded after successful completion of the five core courses and one elective course. The program can be completed in as little as a year and a half and must be completed within three years of taking the first certificate-eligible course.
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