The major in Film Production is for students who desire to pursue a career in film, video, or commercial production. The program is designed to enable students to fill decision-making positions and create or influence the content of the projects they work on. Film production majors will become familiar with five major aspects of both narrative and documentary filmmaking including the following: directing, producing, screenwriting, field production, and post production. Students are given the opportunity to work on collaborative projects that provide an actual workflow that results in greater self-awareness and accountability to a team, budgets, and a production schedule. Upon graduation, each student portfolio will include two short film productions and a feature-length screenplay.
The Film Production Internship of 300 clock hours is required of all film production majors before being eligible for senior-level courses. Fulfillment of this requirement can include customary employment in the field or significant non-coursework projects in the visual arts. It is the student’s responsibility to seek and make all arrangements toward obtaining acceptance into this internship. The School of Visual Art and Design assists in the process but does not guarantee acceptance into any position or internship. This valuable experience in production will give the student a perspective on the workplace environment as well as valuable job references.