The Film Production Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the film industry.

Nationally recognized for making students employable, the program provides training for entry-level positions in six major areas of film production: gripping, electrical-lighting, editing, sound, camera and set construction. All classes are hands-on and are taught by professional filmmakers who use their connections to help students find work on film crews, learning alongside professionals on actual film sets. Valencia film students have had a hand in 47 feature films in the last two decades. Each year, Valencia’s Annual Film Celebration showcases the feature-length films that Valencia’s film production students worked on, as well as student-made short films.


Overview

This program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in Film Production. Emphasis is placed upon developing production-related skills in the following areas: camera, grip, electrical, sound, editing, set construction, and production skills (i.e. Production Management, Assistant Directing & Production Assisting). Technical prerequisite courses are designed to develop fundamental technical skills and broaden future placement possibilities.


Learn How To

  • Execute pre-production and post-production tasks for the areas of film lighting, camera, editing, sound, gripping and set construction.
  • Function as part of a film production team in planning and implementing the technical aspects of a film.


Career Outlook

Job Outlook

Opportunities for employment are available with major film studios, audio production studios, television studios, independent production companies, equipment rental houses, and post-production facilities. As Central Florida continues to grow as a major film production center with two major movie giants—Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Universal Studios, as well as the surging faith-based film industry, there is a need for trained technicians. With year-round filming capabilities, a highly-skilled local crew base, and support local communities, the region has become a leading destination in the film industry and one of the busiest production centers in the U.S.


Potential Careers

  • Production Manager
  • Camera Assistant
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Post-Production Technician
  • Set Design Assistant
  • Editor
  • Grip
Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated August 29, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 6, 2020
Duration
2 - 4 years
Full-time
Price
9,383 USD
Estimated Annual Expenses for International Students- tuition and fees plus the cost of books, supplies, and mandatory insurance.
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