In the Microprogram in Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking, you will explore the fundamentals of film production from instructors with professional experience in the film industry. While producing your own short film, you will learn about filmmaking's creative and practical aspects and how to use various tools and technologies, including digital cameras, sound recorders, lighting and gripping equipment, and editing software. You will explore the different stages of filmmaking, from planning and aesthetics to post-production, and how the various roles within a production interact. The microprogram will also help you develop the skills to critique and evaluate the formal and contextual aspects of cinematic work.
Duration: 12 Weeks, Summer 2023. Starts the week of May 10
Courses will be delivered on weekday mornings — see details below
Credits: 9 credits
The undergraduate Microprogram in Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking teaches students the essentials of professional film production. Over a 12-week semester, students will produce a five-minute film using digital cinema cameras and sound recorders. Through this capstone project, students will learn about the critical stages of film production, from idea development, planning and execution to post-production, distribution and critique.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a total of 9 credits
FMPR 231 Filmmaking I
Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm
May 11 - August 10
FMPR 338 Image I
Wednesday from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm
May 10 - August 9
*Note that the course prerequisites as currently listed for these courses in the undergraduate calendar do not apply to students enrolled in the Microprogram in Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking.
After your degree
You will gain core competencies and the skills required to get a foothold in the film industry. Upon successful completion, you will be able to explore possibilities for entry level roles in the film industry.
Trainee camera assistant
Assistant sound editor
Assistant picture editor (video editor)
Audio and video recording technician
Trainee assistant director
With a natural path leading to more advanced roles, including:
Director of photography
1st Camera Assistant
Tuition and fees
Tuition and fees for this 9 credit program can be calculated by reviewing the tuition cost per credit and university fees.