Public Engagement

Film Production Minor

  • The minor in Film Production helps students develop a practical hands-on understanding of how to create a short film from conception through to completion. By the successful completion of this minor, a student should be able to demonstrate:

    • Technical and conceptual skills necessary for the planning, production, and editing of short film (Digital or 16mm shooting format, digital exhibition format).
    • Familiarity with operation of 16mm and HD cameras, supports, audio, lighting, and grip equipment and ability to deploy appropriately.
    • Basic practical understanding of film stock, film speed, lenses, and principles of exposure, basic lighting, and audio recording.
    • Ability to use editing/post-production software.
    • Understanding of professional protocols and demonstrated ability to work on crews and collaborate on the production of a film project.

    Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.


    Subject Area Sample Courses Requirements
    Core Courses NFLM 3660 Filmmaking Studio 1
    NFLM 3632 Film 2 - Intermediate Filmmaking Lab
    NFLM 3670 Film 3 - Adv. Pre-Production and Development (can be taken concurrently with Film 2)
    NFLM 3680 Film 4 - Adv. Film Production
    NFLM 3690 Film 5 - Adv. Post-Production Final Project
    15 credits
    Elective Courses NFLM 3515 Cinematography and Lighting - Film and Digital
    NDIG 4005 Audio Production
    NFLM 3510 Aesthetics of Directing
    NFLM 4627 Digital Editing - Fundamentals
    3 credits

    It is recommended that students completing the Film Production Minor additionally take NFLM 3411 - Art of Film concurrently with NFLM 3600 - Filmmaking Studio 1. 

    For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Lana Lin, Director of Undergraduate Programs at Media Studies, at or 212.229.8903.