Pre-Production/Producing Certificate of Achievement - Active
Department: Cinema
Approval: February 2018
Effective Semester: Fall 2018

The Pre-Production/Producing certificate prepares students in the planning and the business of the production of motion pictures including inter-disciplinary instruction in Cinema production, pre-production and basic business offerings. The curriculum examines the narrative and provides real world skills such as evaluating cost, budgeting and marketing in order to complete a film or commercial project. Students who complete this certificate are prepared for entry level positions in a producer's office in positions such as Assistant Production Office Coordinator, Travel Coordinator, or Transportation Dispatcher.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
The minimum time for completion of this certificate is 2 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of units or classes completed per semester.
Courses Required for the Certificate of Achievement in Pre-Production/Producing
Course Units
Required courses:
CINE 24 - Basic Film Production 4.00
CINE 25 - Narrative Filmmaking 3.00
CINE 30 - Production Planning 3.00
CINE 54 - Cinematography & Lighting 3.00
CINE 170 - Film/Video Work Experience 2.00
Total: 15.00
Choose one of the following course electives:
CINE 126 - Documentary Filmmaking 3.00
CINE 131 - Directing Motion Pictures 3.00
Total: 3.00
Choose one of the following business courses:
GNBS 119 - Introduction to Business 3.00
MRKT 122 - Professional Selling 3.00
SMBS 135 - Ownership and Operation of a Small Business 3.00
Total: 3.00
Total: 21.00