This intensive, hands-on learning experience for is for emerging filmmakers and those interested in pursing careers in the film industry. Guided by our professional faculty, students study fundamentals of filmmaking in the core areas of writing, story structure, visual storytelling and editing. Through lectures, practical fieldwork, and critique students build upon their foundation skills.
Coaching of each student’s process takes place during the writing, preproduction, production and editing phases of each assignment. Lectures and demonstrations provide advanced technical training. Students experience the entire filmmaking process, rotating and sharing the roles of producer, writer, director, cinematographer, grip, gaffer, assistant director, and editor. At the end of the program, students are prepared to advance their skills in the filmmaking process in the winter and spring terms of the Independent Filmmaking Certificate Program and hone in on a final project.
The method of instruction in this program is through hands-on experiential learning. Through working on assignments students gain understanding and familiarity in all facets of the filmmaking process for both documentary and narrative work.
This program is for those with a strong interest in making their own films, seeking a professional career in filmmaking.