The Independent Filmmaking Certificate Program (IFCP) is for students interested in becoming independent filmmakers. With an emphasis on making films and garnering professional experiences, the program is delivered in a sequential series of modules.

Students can participate for any mixture of modules from one-week workshops to multi-week offerings or elect to stay 30 weeks on campus. The program need not be completed within one calendar year. Credits may be earned towards a final certificate of completion when a student has completed all modules. Working with industry professionals in IFCP, students will learn the technical and creative elements of narrative filmmaking through workshops and courses in technical training, screenwriting, directing, producing, as well as history of the medium and contemporary film.

Admissions requirements: Each module of the program has specific levels of entry. Students may enter the fall workstudy program with little to no experience. Students may then progress through the modules in sequential order. For those wishing to enter into single modules in the track, a resume and/or reel will be required to demonstrate the required level of experience for each module.