Film Production Major

Lights. Camera. Action!

The Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment: Film Production major will provide you with the knowledge and experience to tell your stories to the world through film. Unique to film programs, we have a strong focus on collaborative learning. As a film production student, you will work closely with your acting student colleagues to bring your films to life. For many other professions, having a great resume and cover letter are the most important factors in landing a job. For filmmakers, it’s all about the demo reel. Over the course of four years, you will develop a demo reel at an industry-accepted level. 

Possible career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Director
  • Writer
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Digital Editing
  • Sound Recording
  • Camera Operator
  • Production Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Special Effects Technician

Program at a glance

Year ONE

  • Creative Core *
  • Storytelling 1 *
  • Communications for Creative Arts *
  • Choice of Creative Arts History Option *
  • Choose one of: Art 231 (2D Visual Fundamentals) or Art 241 (Drawing 1) *
  • Choose two: School of Creative Arts (SCA) Electives *
  • Production Fundamentals 1 & 2
  • Film Production 1
  • Production Safety

YEAR TWO

  • Directing 1 *
  • Storytelling 2 *
  • Business for Stage and Screen *
  • Projects 1 *
  • Film Production 2 and 3
  • Choose one: Advanced Cinematography 1 or Post-Production 1
  • Documentary Fundamentals
  • Choose one: Production (PROD) or Acting (ACT) Elective
  • Choose one: School of Creative Arts Elective
  • Choose one: Breadth Elective (Non-School of Creative Arts)

Year THREE

  • Workshops 1 and 2 *
  • Film Projects 1 and 2
  • Film Production 4 and 5
  • Business for Film Production
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing for Film 1
  • Choose one: Production Elective (PROD)
  • Choose one: School of Creative Arts Elective
  • Choose one: Breadth Elective (Non-School of Creative Arts)

Year FOUR

  • Applied Practicum*

* denotes a class that is common for students in all majors in the Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment program

 

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