Jul 21, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Independent Filmmaking Certificate

CIP: 50.0602
School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1421

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students have a short film they can take to film festivals and use as a launching point for their work as filmmakers and entrepreneurs in the media industry. Students participate in an intensive program with film professionals in a capstone experience where they create a business plan, produce, direct, shoot, edit and publicly screen a short film. The program is application-based and students are selected on their digital video portfolio work, previous successful course work in Film Crew I and II or professional and/or academic experience and letters of reference. The curriculum is designed for students who are interested in working in a collaborative and creative
culture, mentored by filmmaking professionals.

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Create media and film.
  • Develop a production business plan.
  • Demonstrate structure, storytelling, and impact.
  • Develop teamwork, collaboration, and professionalism.

Total 39 Credits