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  • Objectives
    The two-term Motion Picture Production Certificate Program introduces students to the complex world of dramatic film and television production. While offering a general overview of the motion picture industry, it also explores in detail such elements as camera and lighting techniques, digital editing, screenplay analysis, film-related business basics, and cinematic history. Further, the intensive, digitally-based production schedule offers the students thorough, "hands-on" experience in the development, production and post-production phases of dramatic film production.
  • Academic Title
    Motion Picture Production Certificate
  • Course description
    First Term    Course Credits
    Required:    18.00
    • FILM 100    Film Development and Production    3.00
    • FILM 101    Film Crafts, Level I    3.00
    • FILM 102    Post-Production and Non-linear Editing    3.00
    • FILM 103    Screenplay Development and Analysis    3.00
    • FILM 104    The Business of Film     3.00
    • FILM 110    Lighting and Camera for Film and Video    3.00
    Credits    18.00

    Second Term    Course Credits

    Required:    15.00
    • FILM 105    Film Crafts, Level II    1.50
    • FILM 106    The Director's Team    1.50
    • FILM 107    Technical Production    1.50
    • FILM 111    History of Film    3.00
    • FILM 112    Audio and Video Post Production    1.50
    • FILM 113    Motion Picture Project #1    3.00
    • FILM 114    Motion Picture Project #2    3.00
    Credits    15.00
    Total Program Credits    33.00

    FILM 100    Film Development and Production
    3.00 credits    (3,1,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course familiarizes students with the processes and procedures involved in film production.

    FILM 101    Film Crafts, Level I
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course introduces students to the jobs and working environment in the film industry.

    FILM 102    Post-Production and Non-linear Editing
    3.00 credits    (3,1,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course introduces students to the film and video post production process.

    FILM 103    Screenplay Development and Analysis
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course helps students develop an understanding of the screenplay's significance in the film making process.

    FILM 104    The Business of Film
    3.00 credits    (3,1,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course introduces students to the business practices employed in the motion picture industry.

    FILM 105    Film Crafts, Level II
    1.50 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 18.00 100-level Film credits
    This course is designed to build upon and reinforce the knowledge and skills acquired in Film Crafts, Level 1.

    FILM 106    The Director's Team
    1.50 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 18.00 100-level Film credits
    This course focuses on the basic skills used in the administration of film production, particularly those skills used during pre-production and production.

    FILM 107    Technical Production
    1.50 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 18.00 100-level Film credits
    This course is designed to build upon and reinforce the foundation of technical skills and knowledge learned in FILM 110, Lighting and Camera for Film and Video.

    FILM 110    Lighting and Camera for Film and Video
    3.00 credits    (3,1,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course familiarizes students with the operation of camera, lighting, and grid equipment used in film and video production.

    FILM 111    History of Film
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 18.00 100-level Film credits
    This course explores the historical significance of the development of film's creative and technical processes and their relevance to contemporary film production.

    FILM 112    Audio and Video Post Production
    1.50 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 18.00 100-level Film credits
    This course advances the knowledge and skills acquired by the student in FILM 102, Post-Production and Non-Linear Editing.

    FILM 113    Motion Picture Project #1
    3.00 credits    (0,2,24) hrs    03 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 18.00 100-level Film credits
    This course provides invaluable hands-on production skills learned during practical work on a film project.

    FILM 114    Motion Picture Project #2
    3.00 credits    (0,2,24) hrs    04 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 18.00 100-level Film credits
    This course provides hands-on production skills learned during practical work on a film project.

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