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CCL - Film Production

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Film Production program is designed for students who plan to enter the production aspect of motion pictures. Students are provided opportunity for hands-on training in Motion Picture/Television Production by producing a variety of short films and videos which will include writing screenplays, developing a production, demonstrating cinematographic principles, organizing production crews, participating as a production crew member, recording and designing sound, and editing the finished product. In addition, students will study feature film theory. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Motion Picture/Television Production degree is also available.
Major Code: 5989
Award: CCL
First Term: 4126
Total Credits: 48-51
Last Updated: May 20th, 2013
Required Courses: 48-51
TCM100 Digital Multi Media (3) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-3
TCM101 Fundamentals of Radio and TV 3
TCM111 Screenwriting I 3
TCM117 Introduction to Cinematography 3
TCM/MTC120 Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video 3
TCM134 Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM135 Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM136 Post-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM151 Broadcast Production 3
TCM206 Production Design 3
TCM230 Motion Picture Directing 4
TCM241 AVID Media Composer Editing 4
TCM242 Portfolio Non-Linear Editing 2
TCM248 Advanced Film Production Techniques 4
TCM260 Film/Video Producing and Financing 3
TCM263 Film Style, Theory and Analysis 4
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education: None
General Education Core: None
First-Year Composition: None
Critical Reading: None
Oral Communication: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate use of computers and basic video cameras to manipulate and create multi media products. (TCM100)
  2. Trace the history of the development of American radio and television and describe the role, responsibilities and purposes of mass communications in American society. (TCM101)
  3. Identify and describe the basic elements of pre-production for motion picture and television. (TCM134)
  4. Pre-produce one film and one video project. (TCM134)
  5. Identify and describe the basic elements of production for motion picture and television. (TCM135)
  6. Produce one film and one video shoot. (TCM135)
  7. Identify and describe the elements of post-production for motion picture and television. (TCM136)
  8. Complete the post-production and marketing plan for one film and one video project. (TCM136)
  9. Develop an outline or a paradigm for a short film script and write a short script. (TCM111)
  10. Demonstrate analog and digital recording techniques in the field as well as in a controlled environment. (TCM/MTC120)
  11. Demonstrate multi-camera production techniques and skills in studio and on location. (TCM151)
  12. Shoot a short 16mm or high-definition video project and crew on additional 16mm or high-definition video project shoots. (TCM117)
  13. Design and develop one production design element project. (TCM206)
  14. Design, develop and direct a scene from a script with a camera. (TCM230)
  15. Use non-linear editing techniques to create and edit a variety of assigned projects. (TCM241)
  16. Use a non-linear editing system to edit a film demo reel. (TCM242)
  17. Demonstrate the ability to work as a crew member in the pre-production and production activities of real world film production departments. (TCM248)
  18. Develop a prospectus for a specific film/video production. (TCM260)
  19. Describe how film can function as an agent of change in and between societies, and affect not just popular and artistic culture but political and social culture as well. (TCM263)