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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.

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$790—$1,685 per course


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

Required Courses
The Art of Film
  • Aug 26 - Dec 15 , Fall 2019
  • Freitas, John
Filmmaking Studio 1
  • Aug 28 - Dec 11 , Fall 2019
  • Rugh, Kathleen
Film 2: Intermediate Lab
  • Aug 27 - Dec 03 , Fall 2019
  • Brooke, Jeremy
Film 3: Adv. Pre-Production
  • Aug 26 - Dec 16 , Fall 2019
  • Pace, William
Film 4: Adv. Film Production
  • Aug 29 - Dec 12 , Fall 2019
  • Takoudes, Gregory
Film 5: Adv. Post-pro Workshop
  • Aug 26 - Dec 16 , Fall 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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