Oct 17, 2019
The Writing and Directing for the Camera Certificate of Proficiency prepares students to direct and write for films, TV, and other digital video programs. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree should follow the Cinema, Film and Media Studies Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide .
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Certificate of Proficiency (65-76 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
General Education Core Requirements - 12-15 Credits
Communication (5 Credits)
Foundation Core Requirements - 46-51 Credits
Students will choose 7-10 Credits from below.
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Writing and Directing for the Camera-What is it?
This program provides basic theory and hands-on experience in all phases of using digital production and post-production equipment. This training includes the use of digital video cameras, lighting equipment, as well as field audio and digital editing equipment. Additionally, there is a special focus on scriptwriting, pre-production planning, working with actors, managing a set and production, and professional studio and film set protocol. Skill with video editing and post-production hardware and software applications (AVID and Final Cut Pro) will be emphasized. The program includes the production of video and digital film products under the supervision of professional producers, directors of photography, directors, and editors. Additionally, there is outreach to the community for projects and internships.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program and a minimum of 1.0 in each course - should be able to:
- Write a successful short script;
- Direct and work with actors from varying skill levels and working styles;
- Script, plan and direct a cast and crew in a project for pre-production through post-production;
- Manage the use of digital video cameras, lighting, audio equipment in studio and field production settings.
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional set behavior and ethics.
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in Writing & Directing for the Camera?
The demand for films within the United States and abroad continues to create work for actors, screenwriters/story specialist, casting assistants, and production assistants. Graduates of the Writing & Directing For the Camera Certificate may find work in a variety of areas including the film, TV and video industry, corporate communications/video departments, and ad agencies.
Potential employers include: Movie & TV production companies; Radio & TV broadcasting companies; and freelance work. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696