Cinema – Cinematography – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 0612.20

The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in motion picture camera crews for dramatic, documentary, advertising, or industrial films. The program introduces students to the responsibilities of, and skills needed for the Director of Photography, Camera Operator and Camera Assistants. Emphasis is placed on understanding cinematography as a part of a holistic approach to filmmaking.

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. Demonstrate fundamental technical knowledge and creative principles.
  3. Analyze the technical qualities, cultural elements, and aesthetic values of their own and others’ work.
  4. Communicate effectively using a visual medium.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

CINE 026ABEGINNING ELECTRONIC FILMMAKING3
CINE 026BINTERMEDIATE FILMMAKING--ELECTRONIC3
CINE 027CINEMATOGRAPHY3
CINE 126DIGITAL FILM NARRATIVE3
CINE 127ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY3
Total Units15

Recommended Electives

ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
ART 015SKETCHING FOR DESIGN3
DMA 070MOTION GRAPHICS3
DMA 080A3D MODELING & SCULPTING3
PHOT 021INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY3
CINE 025FILM ART3
CINE 026CADVANCED FILMMAKING3
PHOT 030INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING3
CINE 007AEARLY FILM HISTORY3
CINE 007BCONTEMPORARY FILM HISTORY3