The production specialization is designed to build specific skills in media production from a strong foundation of general knowledge in film. Students can choose from a range of courses that offer both introductory as well as more advanced study in all aspects of mediated storytelling, from writing and producing to directing, cinematography, and editing. The production specialization emphasizes exploration of the student’s personal creative voice through hands-on productions.
All students in the production specialization begin by making short programs, then progress to more complex productions while learning the collaborative nature of film/video production through crew experiences. Students are encouraged to experiment with traditional narrative structures, documentary, and multi-camera studio production, as the curriculum allows and their interests dictate.
To complete the learning experience and help students prepare for the job market, all students pursuing the production specialization are strongly encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities and are required to compile a portfolio and capstone project.
Students must maintain a 2.4 GPA or higher with a minimum grade of C- in all courses counted toward fulfilling the film major or minor requirements.