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.


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and the Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or the Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students interested in pursuing a deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for Lang or the Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students.


    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.