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 Area||Sample Courses||Credits|
|Core Courses||NFLM 3660 Film 1 Introduction|
NFLM 3632 Film 2 Intermediate Filmmaking Lab
NFLM 3670 Film 3 Advanced Pre-Production and Development (can be taken concurrently with Film 2)
NFLM 3680 Film 4 Advanced Film Production
NFLM 3690 Film 5 Advanced Post-Production Final Project
NFLM 3700 Digital Video Production
|Elective Courses||NFLM 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 also 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 [email protected].
By successfully completing 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 the operation of 16mm and HD cameras, supports, audio, lighting, and grip equipment and ability to deploy these tools appropriately
- Basic practical understanding of film stock, film speed, lenses, and principles of exposure, basic lighting, and audio recording
- The ability to use editing/post-production software
- An understanding of professional protocols and a 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 my.newschool.edu, clicking
on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.