Dec 11, 2023  
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 
    
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024

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:

Students can follow the Program Map(s) listed below to complete this certificate:

Program Learning Outcomes


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

  • Create film.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the vocabulary of film.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the tools and technology of film.
  • Apply creative process techniques in synthesizing information, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
  • Use media to respond to a diverse range of audiences, situations, and texts.

Total 22 Credits