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Filmmaking and Cinematic Arts

 

Lights! Camera! Action! This certificate gives you hands-on, project-based overview of filmmaking, from the treatment of the script, art design to the production and editing and the final distribution.

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What is Filmmaking and Cinematic Arts (AFA)?

The certificate in Filmmaking and Cinematic Arts will provide students with a hands-on, project-based overview of all elements of filmmaking, from the treatment of the script, art design to the production and editing to the final distribution. Upon completion of the certificate program, students will have general practical experience in producing, directing, screen writing, art direction, casting, cinematography, lighting, sound, set design, graphics, editing, post-scoring and distribution.

Students will acquire an understanding of the collaborative nature of filmmaking while working directly with industry professionals. Students will also increase their media literacy as they explore filmmaking as a means of communication and dissemination of ideas. See program plan for more information.

Awards

movie poster for Morgan Routt film titled Fragile

movie poster for film Parenting 101 directed by Emilie Shuck and Same Segers

movie poster for The Covid Monologues directed by Tim X Davis and Stephanie Fitch

 

 

What are my career choices?

The Filmmaking Certificate Program offers a unique opportunity to work with industry professionals in a master class setting. We offer a 17 credit hour, full-time program geared for emerging filmmakers at all levels of experience. The program provides a hands-on overview of all the disciplines of filmmaking, from script to screen. You will write, direct, produce and edit your own short film.  In the filmmaking process, you will explore visual, graphical, logistical and musical learning and communicating techniques.

The Film program at BCTC is the place to start.

Always dreamed of becoming a director? Have an idea for a screenplay, but don't know how to start?  Want to learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, but don't think you have the money?

BCTC's Film program can help make your dream of being a filmmaker come true!

Sign up for our Script to Screen certificate and in just one semester you will write and direct your first short film and a commercial. Looking for a more in-depth experience? We are one of the only colleges that offer an Associate in Fine Arts degree in Digital Cinematic Arts in the United States!

Our students don't just learn theory. They put it to practice with the creation of their own feature projects, which are shown during a student premiere/showcase at the end of each semester.

Get started with Film!

This program will provide students with a hands-on, project-based overview of all the elements of filmmaking.

Upon completion of just one semester in the Script to Screen certificate program, students will have practical experience in producing, directing, screenwriting, casting, cinematography, lighting, editing and distribution, all while learning the collaborative nature of filmmaking.

Our two-year AFA program includes advanced classes on the art and craft of cinematography such as editing a feature length screenplay and higher level photography and video editing, a production internship, a film boot camp where students learn to work on an actual film set in various roles, and more!

BCTC Film graduates have gone on to work on Hugo, Secretariat, Boardwalk Empire, Second City, Video Editing Services, Prosper Media, KET, WLEX, ESPN, and more.

Graduates have also continued their studies at schools such as the New York Film Academy, Savannah College of Art and Design, Asbury University, EKU, NKU, UK, and WKU.

Want to find out more about our Script to Screen certificate or AFA degree in Digital Cinema?

Contact Stephanie Fitch, Film Studies Coordinator: stephanie.fitch@kctcs.edu / (859) 246-4617

About the Program

The Filmmaking Certificate Program offers a unique opportunity to work with industry professionals in a master class setting. We offer a 17 credit hour, full-time program geared for emerging filmmakers at all levels of experience. The program provides a hands-on overview of all the disciplines of filmmaking, from script to screen. You will write, direct, produce and edit your own short film.  In the filmmaking process, you will explore visual, graphical, logistical and musical learning and communicating techniques.

The BCTC Filmmaking Certificate Program works directly with the Kentucky Film Certification program so You are trained and ready to work in the emerging Kentucky Film industry.  

Our Certificate Graduates have worked on:

  • "Mom and Dad" starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. 
  • "Ghost in the Family" a local production in post filmed in Lexington.
  • "Bluegrass Spirits" starring Jake Busey filmed in Central Kentucky.
  • "Beauty Mark" an award winning independent film..

Currently, the Kentucky Film Office is assisting with more than 40 feature films that are in various stages of production and a total of 83 active projects.

BCTC Film

Check out our students' amazing work on our BCTC Film Youtube Channel.

Our program also partners with BCTC's Theatre program to record and livestream their theatre productions. This was a special partnership during COVID that has led to some remarkable opportunities for our students! 

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Stephanie Fitch

Filmmaking and Cinematic Arts

Program Coordinator

(859) 246-4617

stephanie.fitch@kctcs.edu
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