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Motion Picture Production

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Motion Picture Production is designed for students who plan to enter production careers in film, television, and new media. Students apply cinematography and production principles as they participate in a variety of film, television, and new media projects using industry equipment, standards, and protocols. Students receive hands-on training to produce short films and videos designed for a variety of media outlets. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production degree is also available.

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
5989
Award: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
45-47
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:42-43
FMP/FMT117Introduction to Cinematography3
FMP/FMT151TV and New Media Production3
FMT100Introduction to Production3
FMT107Career Pathways in the Media3
FMT118Lighting for Film, TV, and Media3
FMT/MTC120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video3
FMT121Story Theory for Film, Television and Media3
FMT134Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television3
FMT135Production for Motion Picture and Television3
FMT136Post-Production for Motion Picture and Television3
FMT241AVID Media Composer Editing4
FMT242Professional Portfolio for Film, TV, and Media2
 
FMT248Advanced Film Production Techniques (4) OR
FMT298ACSpecial Projects (3)3-4
 
HUM/THF205Introduction to Cinema3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3-4
Students must complete one of the following classes:
FMP/FMT270Documentaries for Social Change4
FMT217Advanced Cinematography3
FMT230Motion Picture Directing4
FMT260Motion Picture Producing and Production Management3
Competencies
  • Produce cinematic works using film and digital media tools and technologies according to industry standards. (FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT100, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMT217, FMT230, FMT241, FMT242, FMT248, FMT298AC)
  • Apply principles of story, cinematography, and editing theory in the development, production, and post-production of cinematic works. (FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT121, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMT217, FMT223, FMT224, FMT230, FMT241, FMT242, FMT248, FMT298AC)
  • Apply principles of historical and current film genres, styles, and movements in the development and creation of cinematic works. (FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT121, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMT217, FMT223, FMT224, FMT230, FMT241, FMT242, FMT248, FMT298AC, HUM/THF205)
  • Employ industry standards for safety and set etiquette in a production environment. (FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT107, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMT217, FMT230, FMT241, FMT242, FMT248, FMT260, FMT298AC)
  • Apply knowledge of industry roles and techniques for each stage of the production cycle, from development through distribution. (FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT107, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT121, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMT217, FMT223, FMT224, FMT230, FMT241, FMT242, FMT248, FMT260, FMT298AC, HUM/THF205)
  • Demonstrate collaboration and inclusivity to promote an ethical and diverse work environment. (FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT107, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT121, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMT217, FMT223, FMT224, FMT230, FMT241, FMT242, FMT248, HUM/THF205, FMT260, FMT298AC)
  • Demonstrate qualifications and experience as a film and media industry professional in a portfolio of work. (FMP/FMT270, FMT107, FMT124, FMT223, FMT224, FMT230, FMT241, FMT242, FMT248, FMT298AC)

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