May 26, 2018
School: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Dept: Arts and Communications
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Craig Padawer
Important Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Fall 2017. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
Certificate programs are designed to provide a mix of theory and practical training leading to immediate employment upon completion. People who pursue certificates might have an advanced degree and typically want to learn new skills and acquire knowledge. Others might enroll in a certificate program to “test the waters,” with an eye toward pursuing an associate’s degree. Credits earned now in a credit-bearing certificate will apply later toward an associate’s degree at Westchester Community College. Click to learn more about the differences among the award types.
The Certificate in Digital Filmmaking is designed for students who seek to develop professional expertise in digital film production and postproduction. The certificate is suited to individuals seeking to enhance their skills in an existing job or those looking to launch a career in film, television or advertising. Students will learn the latest software in state-of-the-art labs from working film professionals. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in cinema history and theory, film aesthetics, screenwriting, camera operation, lighting, digital editing, and digital effects. Electives allow students to explore a variety of areas, including acting, stagecraft, computer animation, and motion graphics, in addition to an internship option.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Demonstrate understanding of narrative film language by creating a film.
- Write a script demonstrating knowledge of screenplay formatting and techniques.
- Create a film demonstrating ability write, plan, shoot, and edit a five-minute film.
Select from the following:
Minimum Total Credits - 33
Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .
Career Path Opportunities
Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.
Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.