Film & Video Production Certificate (Career)

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Welcome to FILM 144!

Program Manager: Jason Santelli
Phone: 301.846.2533

Program Description

Designed for students whose career goals are oriented toward the creative field of film & video production, including motion picture and television production, motion graphics, video marketing, web videos, and short & long form screenwriting. Instructional emphasis is on designing and producing high-quality contemporary work. College-level writing is expected.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of current industry standard software.
  • Produce works of digital and interactive art in a variety of media.
  • Demonstrate and appreciate the creative/problem solving process through research, development, and execution of digital media.
  • Comprehend the responsibilities associated with professional behavior by participating in an internship.
  • Enhance skills as critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, and effective ethical communicators who demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with industry standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, produce, and edit digital productions that reflect an awareness of current visual and interactive media standards appropriate for entry or intermediate level professional work.
  • Demonstrate current digital media skills, procedures, and techniques tin order to function successfully as entry-level employees in a professional production facility.

Program Requirements

Departmental Requirements
COMM 111Introduction to Mass Communication3
FILM 101Introduction to Film3
FILM 134Digital Photography I3
FILM 144Digital Video Production4
FILM 244Digital Film Production4
FILM 254Postproduction: The Art of Editing4
FILM 255Advanced Postproduction & Motion Graphics4
GRPH 111Graphic Design I3
Total Credits28

Transfer Note

For more information on careers and transfer, contact the Career and Academic Planning Services office at 301.846.2471 or visit Transfer Services.

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)

Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion.

Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Visit Jefferson Hall or call 301.846.2471 for advising.

Plan of Study Grid
Recommended First SemesterCredits
FILM 144 Digital Video Production 4
COMM 111 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
GRPH 111 Graphic Design I 3
Recommended Second Semester
FILM 101 Introduction to Film 3
FILM 254 Postproduction: The Art of Editing 4
FILM 134 Digital Photography I 3
Recommended Third Semester
FILM 244 Digital Film Production 4
FILM 255 Advanced Postproduction & Motion Graphics 4
 Total Credits28

Part-time Students

Part-time students should complete courses in the order listed on the pathway. Please contact program manager for questions about part-time status.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or Math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer term and January session classes may help students to make faster progress.

Pathway Legend

Milestone - courses with the Milestone notation should be taken within the recommend credit range to stay on track for program completion.

Fall, Spring, Summer - courses with a Fall, Spring, or Summer notation indicate the course is offered in the specified semester only.