Media Production Certificate
The certificate in Media Production offers students a series of classes necessary to develop skills required to create a wide range of moving image media, including documentary and fiction filmmaking, online media, and television studio operations. Students will get a grounding in the technical basics of motion picture production including cinematography and post production. These skills can then be applied across media, such as television and online formats. This will enable them to gain internships and entry level positions with the production companies, digital firms, and creative-based organizations in and around New York City. For students wishing to apply to graduate film schools, this sequence of classes will give students the opportunity to prepare a creative portfolio.
To receive a certificate, students are required to take five classes of the classes listed below for a total of fifteen credits:
- MEDST 243 - Introduction to filmmaking
- MEDST 245 - Screenwriting
- MEDST 247 - Introduction to Post Production
- MEDST 242 - Three Camera Studio Television
- MEDST 281 - Drawing and Experimental Media (offered in conjunction with the Art Department)
- MEDST 241 - Multimedia (a basic class for creating online media)
- MEDST 314 - Directing (pre-requisite: MEDST 242)
- MEDST 344 - Cinematography (pre-requisite: MEDST 243)
- MEDST 317 - Advanced Post Production (pre-requisite: MEDST 247)
- MEDST 313 - Creative Sound
- MEDST 310 - Documentary filmmaking (pre-requisite: MEDST 243)
- Special Projects in Media Production (a capstone class)
What are the admission requirements?
The admission requirements are the same as those for students majoring in Media Studies and Film Studies.
What are the grade requirements?
You must get a C or greater for a class to qualify towards the certificate.
Are there any other classes I can take that count towards the certificate?
There will be additional classes and independent studies that qualify that will be offered infrequently or on a one-off basis. To find out if a class or independent study qualifies contact Professor Zoe Beloff (Zoe.Beloff@qc.cuny.edu) or Professor Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich (Madeleine.Ehrlich@qc.cuny.edu).
I took a class in production at another school, can that class count?
Please consult Professor Zoe Beloff or Professor Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich. This is decided on a case by case basis.
How do I get my certificate?
Contact Professor Beloff or Professor Hunt-Erlich before by April of the Spring Semester and email them a list of the production classes you have taken. They will check your grades and if you qualify, they will make sure you receive a certificate at graduation.