Film Studies

The Chang School’s Film Studies offerings provide a good grounding in the principles, contemporary theories, and techniques of the motion picture medium. Courses range from an introduction to basic filmmaking to specialized courses such as screenwriting; cinematography and lighting design; directing screen performance; production design; sound design; and the business of developing, producing, and marketing motion pictures.

You may take one or more courses or workshops, or pursue the Certificate in Film Studies, a basic professional program of study. The certificate program is an excellent starting point for students who want to pursue a career in the film industry or satisfy their curiosity about film and film production.

The Chang School showcases the talents and recognizes the skill and dedication of continuing education film students at the annual Peter Gerretsen Film Awards.

Condensed Scheduling Option

Students have the opportunity to obtain the Certificate in Film Studies over 12 intensive, six-day weeks in the Spring/Summer term. This unique fast-track program covers all required motion picture production, technology, and digital editing courses, plus three electives. See CDMP 999 Summer Film School for further information.

How Can a Certificate Benefit You?

Completion of our Certificate in Film Studies adds value to you! Here are some great reasons to pursue your certificate:

  • Build a comprehensive base of practical, real-world knowledge and skills.
  • Earn a well-respected credential that carries significant weight in this industry.
  • Develop professional connections through your fellow students, expert instructors, and other industry specialists.
  • Make your education a priority, complete a full program of study, and enjoy the reward of achieving a milestone goal.

Register now! Visit the Certificate in Film Studies for more information.

Equipment/Facilities Use
Equipment and facilities are accessible to students during class time, but use of facilities outside of class time will not be provided.

Funding Opportunity: The Chang School Film Hub

The Chang School Film Hub is an initiative designed to support emerging talent in the film community. Current learners and recent graduates of the Certificate in Film Studies have the opportunity to submit short documentary film proposals and if selected, they receive funding, access to equipment, and coaching from a film industry professional.

Want to make a short documentary?