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  • Film Production (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Film Production minor is offered through the Schools of Public Engagement.

    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.

    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. Students interested in this minor are encouraged to begin the coursework in their sophomore year in order to fulfill all requirements in a timely fashion.


    Subject AreaSample CoursesCredits
    Core CoursesNFLM 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
    NFLM 3700 Digital Video Production
    Elective CoursesNFLM 3515 Cinematography and Lighting - Film and Digital
    NDIG 4005 Audio Production
    NFLM 3510 Aesthetics of Directing NFLM 4627 Digital Editing - Fundamentals
    Any additional NFLM or NSRW course

    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 Marcus Turner, Director of Undergraduate Programs at Media Studies, at

    Learning Outcomes

    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.


    The Film Production minor is available to undergraduate students across The New School.

    How to Declare or Change a Minor

    General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

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