Filmmaking & Cinematic Arts

Film Studies: Script to Screen

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 & Cinematic Arts?

The certificate in Filmmaking & 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.

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What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Associate in Fine Arts

Digital Cinematic Arts (PDF) (Word)


Digital Cinematic Arts (PDF) (Word)

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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.

Program Contact

Stephanie Fitch
Filmmaking & Cinematic Arts
Program Coordinator