Required Courses

All courses are 3 units unless specified.
Overall total: 60 units

First Year

Fall Semester

  • PROD 500 Fundamentals of Production
  • PROD 565 Cinematography
  • PROD 566 Post-Production
  • SCWR 501 Writing for Production

Spring Semester

  • PROD 530 Intermediate Documentary Pre-Production, or
  • SCWR 530 Screenwriting for Intermediate Production
  • PROD 550 Intermediate Production
  • PROD 668 Production Planning
  • RECA 500 Sound for Production

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • PROD 600 Advanced Production (6 units)
  • RECA 567 Seminar in Sound

Spring Semester

  • PROD 626 Pre-Production for Documentary Thesis, or
  • SCRW 620 Screenwriting for Thesis
  • PROD Elective – Advanced Production Techniques (students choose the first of three advanced elective courses in filmmaking)
  • FTVS 513 Seminar in American Film

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • PROD 650 Thesis: Production
  • FTVS 514 Seminar in International Film
  • PROD Elective – Advanced Production Techniques (students choose the second of three advanced elective courses in filmmaking)

Spring Semester

  • PROD 670 Thesis: Post-Production
  • PROD Elective – Advanced Production Techniques (students choose the third of three advanced elective courses in filmmaking)
  • FTVA 688 Internship Practicum (0 units - may be repeated)