Program Description

The curriculum prepares students with entry-level skills to seek employment in the motion picture (cinema and other forms of media distribution) industry. The program introduces students to a broad range of knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry. Emphasis is placed on development of creative thinking and processes alongside current professional practices.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Operate the tools of the medium.
  2. Acquire fundamental technical knowledge and creative principles.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking, i.e., Recognize the technical qualities, cultural elements, and aesthetic values of their own and others’ work.
  4. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively using a visual medium.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 15

Required Courses

Recommended sequence:

Semester I

  • PHOT 026A (CINE 026A) – Beginning Electronic Filmmaking (3)

Semester II

  • PHOT 026B (CINE 026B) – Intermediate Filmmaking–Electronic (3)
  • PHOT 126 (CINE 126) – Digital Film Narrative (3)

Semester III

  • PHOT 026C (CINE 026C) – Advanced Filmmaking (3)

Recommended Electives

  • ART 011A – Foundation Drawing (3)
  • ART 015 – Sketching for Design (3)
  • ART 031A – Color and Composition–Two Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 032A – Design-Three Dimensional (3)
  • PHOT 021 – Introduction to Black and White Photography (3)
  • PHOT 025 (CINE 025) – Film Art (3)
  • PHOT 030 – Introduction to Digital Image Editing (3)
  • THRT 007A (CINE 007A) – Early Film History (3)
  • THRT 007B (CINE 007B) – Contemporary Film History (3)

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