Enrollment Update: Registration is open for all adult and pre-college fall courses.

About This Certificate

Master the art and craft of filmmaking. In this program, taught by a faculty of experienced teachers and working filmmakers, you explore all aspects of filmmaking and professional development, including pre-production planning, producing, writing, cinematography, directing, and editing and other post-production steps. By successfully completing courses that cover a range of technical and aesthetic aspects of production and cinematic practice, you emerge prepared for industry work.

This certificate is offered through The School of Media Studies at The New School.

Total Courses: 8

Price: $870–$1,855 per course
Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.

For more information, view a list of frequently asked questions.

What You’ll Gain

  • Hands-on instruction in cinematography, lighting, script writing, directing, pre- and post-production, and editing
  • The opportunity to develop a finished final film project

How You’ll Learn

  • Exclusive insights and instruction from documentary and narrative filmmakers and artists
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Public presentations and mentored project development and production
  • Opportunities to engage in programs with local film institutions, centers, and festivals

Who Should Enroll

  • Aspiring filmmakers at any level of experience
  • Anyone who aspires to learn the theory and technical skills behind the art of filmmaking

Additional Details

Film Production Certificate

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Gain hands-on experience in the technical and aesthetic aspects of film production. Begin by completing one of the required courses listed below.

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