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College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Motion Picture Production Technology-Production Concentration AS

Motion Picture Production Technology - Production Concentration  (AS 2282M)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

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Program Description
This degree program provides professional training in film, digital animation, and recording arts production for students interested in a career in the film and entertainment industry. The degree program prepares the student to work in a technical capacity in most key crew areas. In this program, students work alongside professionals using cutting edge equipment and technologies, while learning how to put together a film, animation or recording project from the ground up.

The program offers internship experiences in cooperation with the local/regional entertainment industry and through student production projects. Because the courses are offered on a block schedule, it is recommended that the student enrolls in three or more major courses each term. Course content includes motion picture production, cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, design, animation and business concepts in the motion picture industries.

Students work cooperatively with those enrolled in concurrent courses to complete extensive production projects outside of regular class meetings. These projects follow the professional Hollywood model for production.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
Students must:

Have a standard high school diploma or GED.

Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Courses Credits: 15
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
FIL2000 Film Appreciation 3
  Any course from Mathematics - Area III 3
  Any course from Social Science - Area V 3
Required Courses Credits: 25
FIL2480C Directing for Film 3
FIL2100 Screenwriting 3
FIL1461C Cinematography 3
FIL2571C Introduction to Editing 3
FIL2537C Introduction to Sound 3
FIL1456C Production Design 3
FIL2420C Motion Picture Production 1 3
FIL2031 Film History to the 1940s 3
FIL2032 Film History Since the 1940s 3
FIL2044 History of Animation  
FIL2941 Motion Picture Production Internship 1 1
Concentration Area Required Courses Credits: 21
FIL1680C Film Producing and Production Management 3
FIL1518C Lighting and Grip 3
FIL2432C Motion Picture Production 2 3
FIL2589C Motion Picture Production 3 3
FIL2002 Introduction to Film Studies 3
FIL2561C Advanced Editing 3
FIL2538C Advanced Sound for Film 3
Electives - Choose 3 credits Credits: 3
FIL2470C Advanced Cinematography 4
FIL2425CR Feature Film Production Projects 3
FIL2130 Advanced Screenwriting 3
FIL2681C Managing Post-Production for Directors, Producers and Cinematographers 3
FIL2910 Independent Project in Motion Picture and Television Production 3
DIG2341C Introduction to Compositing and Visual Effects 3
Total Program Credits: 64

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Organizations employing graduates include video and film production companies, government and educational agencies, motion pictures, commercial advertising studios and broadcast television stations.

Some entry-level positions include audio/sound technician, utility production assistant, set builder, video editor, non-linear editor, camera assistant, camera operator, production crew member and production assistant.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit

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