fILMMAKING

Degree: Diploma | Location: Online

Open the door to several careers with a world-class online Filmmaking Diploma from CineArts. You’ll master in-demand Filmmaking, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Directing, Producing, Post-Production, 3D Animation, VFX, and hone your innovation and creativity. The hands-on live lecture approach will help develop the technical and transferable skills needed for a fulfilling career in your field.

Courses
Credits
Major GPA

Curriculum

Individual courses are the building blocks of each degree program. Course requirements are structured to ensure that student study encompasses a broad range of topics and approaches, with an appropriate balance maintained among the three curricular components that comprise a liberal arts education: General Education, The Major, and Electives.

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
ENG 101
Academic English
None
3
CNMA 426
Screenwriting
None
3
CNMA 341
Film Editing
None
3
CNMA 420
Filmmaking Principles
None
3
CNMA 215
Sound For Film
None
3
CNMA 582
Lighting For Film
None
3
CNMA 755
Photography
None
3

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
CNMA 493
Film Production
CNMA 426
3
CNMA 400
Directing Fundamentals
CNMA 420
3
CNMA 431
Film Distribution
CNMA 420
3
CNMA 793
Hollywood Camera Works
CNMA 755
3
CMEC 001
Major Elective Course
3
FREE 002
FREE Elective Course
None
3

THIRD SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
INT 002
Internship program
10 Courses
3
CAP 002
Capstone Project
12 Courses
4

Related Careers

The Filmmaking Diploma opens doors to a range of careers in many professional fields. You’ll have the skillset to become a leader within distinct areas of media and entertainment, such as creative management, criticism, development, marketing, regulation and teaching.

Graduates with a CineArts Academy Filmmaking Diploma have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

  • Production assistant
  • Talent agent
  • TV director
  • Screenwriter
  • Film Editor
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Photographer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Sound Editor
  • Film Director
  • Stage Director

Do I Receive A Certificate?

Yes! After you finish all of the required courses including the capstone project, you will receive a digital Filmmaking Diploma Certificate. If you wish to have a physical copy of the certificate shipped to you, you have to pay for the shipping and printing service.

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSE LIST

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
CNMA 492
Acting For Film
None
3
CNMA 738
Producing Skills
CNMA 755
3
CNMA 756
Photography II
CNMA 755
3
CNMA 283
Musicology
None
3
CNMA 368
AVID Editing
CNMA 341
3
CNMA 476
Art Of Film
None
3
CNMA 429
Documentary Film
CNMA 400
3
CNMA 227
Advanced Sound For Film
CNMA 215
3
CNMA 422
Directing Actors
CNMA 793
3

FREE ELECTIVE COURSE LIST

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
ANIM 536
Visual Effects
None
3
ANIM 577
3D Stereoscopic Film
None
3
JOUR 254
News Writing and Reporting
None
3
JOUR 982
Web journalism
None
3
ADVE 354
Principles of Advertising
None
3
ADVE 779
Film Advertising
CNMA 341
3
JOUR 248
Television Production
CNMA 420
3

CONCENTRATION AREAS

Concentration Areas are courses of speciality that are tailored specifically from other diplomas available at CineArts University.

DIRECTING & SCREENWRITING

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
CNMA 427
Writing For TV & Film
CNMA 426
4
CNMA 405
Directing Techniques
CNMA 400
4
CNMA 409
Film Analysis
CNMA 420
4

3D ANIMATION & VISUAL FX

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
ANIM 127
3D Animation
None
4
ANIM 109
3D Character Animation
None
4
ANIM 164
Advanced VFX
ANIM 536
4

CINEMATOGRAPHY & FILM EDITING

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
CNMA 540
Advanced Lighting
CNMA 582
4
CNMA 393
Advanced Film Editing
CNMA 341
4
CNMA 542
Visual Storytelling
CNMA 793
4

JOURNALISM

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
JOUR 254
News Writing and Reporting
None
4
JOUR 891
Radio Journalism
JOUR 254
4
JOUR 248
Television Production
CNMA 420
4

ADVERTISING

Course Code
Course Name
Prerequisite
Credits
ADVE 354
Principles of Advertising
None
4
ADVE 882
Television Advertising
ADVE 354
4
ADVE 321
Product Branding
ADVE 354
4

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