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About This Certificate

Master the art and craft of filmmaking. Students explore all aspects of filmmaking and professional development, including pre-production planning, producing, writing, cinematography, directing, editing, and other post-production steps. By successfully completing courses that cover a range of technical and aesthetic aspects of production and cinematic practice, certificate students emerge prepared for industry work. Learn from our faculty of experienced teachers and working filmmakers.

Timeline to Completion: Most students take two courses per semester, completing the certificate in one to two years.

Enrollment Type: Noncredit

Number of Courses: 8 courses (1 theory course, 5 production studios, and 2 electives) and a finished final film project

Format: On-campus, some courses are available online.

Course Sequence: Courses should be taken in the order they are listed.

Program Details>>

$760—$1,600 per course


The certificate requires the completion of eight courses (consult with an advisor on elective options).

  • The Art of Film
  • Filmmaking Studio I
  • Film 2: Intermediate Film Lab
  • Film 3: Advanced Pre-Production and Development
  • Film 4: Advanced Film Production
  • Film 5: Advanced Post-Production Workshop
  • Two electives
Required Courses
Film 2: Intermediate Lab
  • Jan 28 - May 13 , Spring 2019
  • Didato, John
Film 3: Adv. Pre-Production
  • Jan 28 - May 13 , Spring 2019
  • Pace, William
Film 5: Adv. Post-pro Workshop
  • Jan 28 - May 13 , Spring 2019
  • Bozic, Sonja
What You’Ll Learn
  1. Hands-on instruction in cinematography, lighting, script writing, directing, pre- and post-production, and editing
  2. The opportunity to develop culminate a finished final film project
Who Should Enroll
  • Aspiring filmmakers with any level of experience
  • Anyone who aspires to learn the theory and technical skills behind the art of filmmaking

How to Enroll

More than a course.
A new kind of network.
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