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Top Certificate Programs in Film Production

Undergraduate and graduate certificates are available to students for a variety of purposes. Some certificates are required for certain careers while others serve to connect the dots when studying different but similar subjects.

So, what is a certificate in film production? This program focuses on the various duties of a producer, such as spearheading a project, acquiring funding, planning scene schedules and holding other crewmembers accountable. Some courses in this certificate may focus on what goes into creating a film and some hands-on experience with the tools of film creation. Other programs focus on screenwriting, costumes and other supplies.

Studying film production can teach you troubleshooting, time management and communication skills. Troubleshooting is a good way to solve problems on your own while time management is useful to stay on top of your tasks. Finally, communication skills can make social situations more productive.

Earning a certificate costs money for courses, books and supplies. The type and location of your chosen school can influence this cost. You might be able to save money with scholarships or buying used materials.

With a certificate in film production, you may qualify for positions in multiple areas of the film industry. With this certificate and a sales background, you can apply for jobs such as a film finance advisor or film marketing representative. If you focused more on the tools used behind the scenes, you might want to look for work as a film crewmember, producer or director. The films you work on could be small indie projects, television series or full-scale movies destined for the silver screen.

Schools all over the world have film production certificates. If you know where you want to work, you can narrow your choices by looking at schools that company holds in high regard. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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3 Results in Film Production

The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences

The National Certificate course in Film and Television Production is aimed at providing a solid foundation for intrepid independent filmmakers looking to gain the knowled ... [+]

The National Certificate course in Film and Television Production is aimed at providing a solid foundation for intrepid independent filmmakers looking to gain the knowledge to initiate their own film projects as well as those looking for a skill-set with which to enter the film industry in a practical capacity. You will acquire the skills necessary to handle DSLR camera equipment, solve basic lighting, sound, production and post-production processes, and gain the experience to realise basic ideas on screen.

Minimum entry requirements: Pass on National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and basic computer literacy

DSLR Cinematography Since DSLR cameras have been established as viable alternatives to expensive and inaccessible high-end film (video) cameras for creating and capturing beautiful images on screen, very specific techniques and approaches have developed in order to get the most out of this type of equipment – this course will look at the considerations necessary for creating an awareness of the DSLR filmmaking process and the specific approach relevant to it.... [-]

South Africa Pretoria
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Polk State College

The Video Production Certificate Program provides students with a strong foundation in digital media that empowers them to adapt and respond to changing trends in audiovi ... [+]

The Video Production Certificate Program provides students with a strong foundation in digital media that empowers them to adapt and respond to changing trends in audiovisual communications. This program allows students to engage in practical, hands-on, realistic projects using the latest technologies, software, and equipment to produce cutting-edge projects that communicate effectively and persuasively.

The curriculum required for the Video Production Certificate may be completed in one or two semesters and is composed of four three-credit courses.

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USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven  + 1 More
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
London Film Academy

Are you a filmmaker looking to produce and possibly direct or write your first feature or a more ambitious short film? If so, this is the course for you. Gain a firm grou ... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Film Production 2019/2020.

Are you a filmmaker looking to produce and possibly direct or write your first feature or a more ambitious short film? If so, this is the course for you.

The producing foundation is imperative for individuals and production teams with expertise in a specific area of filmmaking who are looking to gear up and prepare themselves for bigger-budget projects.

Furthermore, this course is ideal for individuals who are working on a script and want to gain a realistic overview of the complete development process.

Gain an intensive overview of practical producing and the film & TV industry, including paperwork, talent and budgets. Learn about pitching projects to financiers, commissioning editors and talent. Explore the intricacies of starting your own production company. Learn how to find, recruit and manage key crew members. Expert advice on the methods of delivery, how to find sales agents and distributors, and negotiate the deal. Learn in an interactive environment where the tutor uses examples and case studies. Seminars are delivered by experienced producers and also feature guest speakers who are experts in their own field. Your own projects can be used as examples in class for comparison and direct feedback. What Type Of Students Are We Looking For? ... [-]
United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
5 days
Campus