Motion Picture/Television Production

Production: Film - CCL

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Effective term: 
2015 Fall
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Production: Film program is designed for students who plan to enter the production aspect of motion pictures. Students are provided the 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.

Award notes

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

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
TCM100Digital Multimedia (3) OR
Permission of Program Director0-3
TCM107Career Pathways in the Media3
TCM117Introduction to Cinematography3
TCM118Lighting for Film and Television3
TCM/MTC120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video3
TCM121Story Theory for Film, Television and Media3
TCM134Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television3
TCM135Production for Motion Picture and Television3
TCM136Post-Production for Motion Picture and Television3
TCM151Broadcast Production3
TCM217Advanced Cinematography (3) OR
TCM230Motion Picture Directing (4) OR
TCM260Film/Video Producing and Financing (3)3-4
TCM241AVID Media Composer Editing4
TCM242Professional Portfolio in Film and Television2
TCM248Advanced Film Production Techniques4
THF/HUM205Introduction to Cinema3
  • Demonstrate use of computers and basic video cameras to manipulate and create multimedia products. (TCM100)
  • Explain the preparatory steps necessary for entry-level positions in the broadcasting/film industry. (TCM107)
  • Shoot a short 16mm or high-definition video project and crew on additional 16mm or high-definition video project shoots. (TCM117)
  • Use tools such as light meters, scopes, storytelling, and color theory to properly expose a scene based on the mood of the project. (TCM118)
  • Demonstrate analog and digital recording techniques in the field as well as in a controlled environment. (TCM/MTC120)
  • Identify basic elements of story theory and structure as they pertain to feature films, TV programs (both one-hour dramas and sitcoms), video games, reality TV programs and industrial/commercial videos to write a script for different categories of media. (TCM121)
  • Identify and describe the basic elements of pre-production for motion picture and television. (TCM134)
  • Pre-produce one film and one video project. (TCM134)
  • Identify and describe the basic elements of production for motion picture and television. (TCM135)
  • Produce one film and one video shoot. (TCM135)
  • Identify and describe the elements of post-production for motion picture and television. (TCM136)
  • Complete the post-production and marketing plan for one film and one video project. (TCM136)
  • Demonstrate multi-camera production techniques and skills in studio and on location. (TCM151)
  • Explain and demonstrate effect on-set cinematography including shooting for the edit and communication with different department heads and creatives.(TCM217)
  • Design, develop and direct a scene from a script with a camera. (TCM230)
  • Develop a prospectus for a specific film/video production. (TCM260)
  • Use non-linear editing techniques to create and edit a variety of assigned projects. (TCM241)
  • Use an editing system to edit a film or television project for presentation. (TCM242)
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a crew member in the pre-production and production activities of real world film production departments. (TCM248)
  • Review the history and development of the art of motion pictures including the aesthetic and technical elements. (THF/HUM205)