Digital Filmmaking Certificate
The Digital Filmmaking Certificate prepares students for an entry-level position in a film-related career. The Digital Filmmaking curriculum prepares students to take advantage of opportunities in a rapidly-evolving, multi-disciplinary field by providing foundational knowledge in four key areas: film studies, cinematic storytelling, video production, and post-production.
Click here to access your certificate program page within the college catalog.
Message from the Curriculum Chair
Welcome to the WCC Film Program.
There’s never been a better time to prepare for a career in film. New York State tax incentives for the film and television industry have led to a boom in New York film and television productions in recent years, and demand for video on social media platforms has been growing exponentially.
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 up-to-date labs from working film professionals. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in cinema history and theory, film aesthetics, screenwriting, camera operation, lighting, and digital editing. Electives allow students to explore a variety of areas, including acting, computer animation, and visual effects, in addition to an internship option.
The program offers courses at the main campus in Valhalla and at several extension locations. Film production students have access to camera, lighting and audio equipment to work on their projects, and can take advantage of open lab hours to edit in our post-production facilities. The department sponsors an active Film Club, which is open to students of all majors. In addition, the Film Program holds its annual WCC Film Festival every April. You can visit the WCCFF website here. Click on the festival links to view trailers and full reels from previous years.
Information about the chair
Contact InformationPhone: 914-606-6286
Office location: AAB - Room 202/203
Title(s): Curriculum Chair, Film
Department/Division: School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- MA, Brown University
- BA, Brandeis University
- FILM 100
- FILM 101
- FILM 102
- FILM 103
- FILM 109
- FILM 125
- FILM 130
- SUNY Chancellor’s Award, Teaching.
- Close-Up: A Critical Introduction to Film, Dubuque: Kendall Hunt, 2012.
- “The Meat Garden.” The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories. Ann & Jeff Vendermeer, Eds. New York: Tor, 2012. 867-875.
- “Hostile Takeover.” After Yesterday’s Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology. Larry McCaffery, Ed. New York: Penguin, 1995. 192-199
Program Learning Outcome
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