Film Studies

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

Description
The Film Studies certificate will provide the opportunity for students to develop a core foundation in various aspects of film history, diversity, appreciation, and production. The collaborative nature of filmmaking will be taught through classroom presentations and hands-on crew experiences. The process allows students to explore both the creative and technical aspects of production. Students learn an appreciation of film as a medium of communication. This certificate focuses on the analytical understanding of the film making process rather than on hands-on production.

Career Opportunities
Skills learned in this program could lead to employment in the following fields:
Production Management, Director, Assistant Director, Production Researcher, Film Critic, and Acting.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe the development of film and the art of filmmaking.
  • compare and contrast different cinematic styles and structures.
  • analyze films for their effective use of visual techniques.
  • formulate an independent and critical aesthetic perspective on the cinema.
  • exhibit fundamental skills necessary to obtain employment in the film industry.
  • develop and apply film production elements to independent projects.

Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.