Filmmaking Curriculum

Our Upside-Down Curriculum is designed to prepare filmmaking students to foster the creative and master the technical skills of filmmaking. It offers a strong foundation in film history, hands-on experience with cutting-edge production software and cameras, and a study of the business side of film, comprehensively preparing you for success in the film industry.

The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including audio production for film, cinematography, lighting,  production management, the business of film, video compositing and special effects, documentary filmmaking, and integrative film practices. Students gain a deep understanding of the filmmaking process and the . Plus, it emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning, giving you opportunities to engage in production projects and field experiences that provide practical applications of filmmaking concepts and skills. Students in this program are so prepared, they often snag paid gigs in the community after just one year in the program.

Interested in studying abroad for a semester? We’ve designed the curriculum so you can take a semester studying abroad without getting behind on required courses for your major.

Learning Outcomes for Filmmaking