The Certificate of Achievement in Film Production offers hands-on training and experience in the fundamentals of filmmaking, using current and emerging multimedia tools and technologies in our state-of-the-art facilities. The program emphasis is placed on producing, writing, directing, and editing. Other topics addressed include lighting, art directing, and audio. Students can contribute to the award-winning City Times Media platform and its independent film partner. This program is designed for students interested in enhancing their skills and knowledge of filmmaking, students majoring in Film Production, and for those seeking entry-level employment in related industries.
The skills acquired with this certificate may lead to employment, freelance work, or business ownership. These jobs include, but are not limited to, production assistants, production audio technicians, art directors, screenwriters, directors, producers, editors, grips, and gaffers.
(A) Enrollment Data
2019-2020* 2020-2021* 2021-2022*
|Course Dept. Number||Course Title||SECT||ENRL||SECT||ENRL||SECT||ENRL|
|FJMP 110||Introduction to Video Editing(previously RTVF 153 Introduction to Nonlinear Editing)||2||52||2||59||2||43|
|FJMP 111||Single Camera Production(previously RTVF 124 Single Camera Production)||2||53||2||47||2||45|
|FJMP 112||Introduction to Audio Production(previously RTVF 107 Audio Production)||2||65||4||90||2||65|
|FJMP 120||Introduction to Screenwriting(previously RTVF 110 Introduction to Scriptwriting)||4||121||4||116||4||115|
|FJMP 121||Fiction Film Production(previously RTVF 167 Motion Picture Production)||2||50||2||49||2||43|
|FJMP 122||Documentary Film Production(previously RTVF 112 Documentary Film Production)||2||45||1||20||2||35|
|FJMP 123||The Producer's Role in Film(previously RTVF 111 Producing for On Location Filming)||1||24||1||23||1||18|
|FJMP 124||Video Motion Graphics(previously RTVF 156 Video Special Effects)||1||29||0||0||0||0|
|FJMP 125||Film and Television Performance(previously RTVF 119 Acting for Film and Television)||0||0||1||6||1||6|
|FJMP 145||Art Direction for Film and Media Production(previously RTVF 126 Art Direction for Film and Television)||2||35||1||21||1||18|
|FJMP 146||Lighting for Film and Media Production(previously RTVF 128 Lighting for Television and Film)||1||19||1||21||1||11|
|FJMP 211||Advanced Single Camera Workshop I(previously RTVF 246A Advanced Television and Video Production Workshop - Production Management)||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|FJMP 221||Fiction Film Workshop I||+||+||+||+||+||+|
|FJMP 222||Documentary Film Workshop I||+||+||+||+||+||+|
(B) Completer Projections
Based on enrollment data, the estimated completer projection of students to earn the award annually is 10 students.
The Film, Journalism, and Media Production (FJMP) program at San Diego City College provides the opportunity for students to develop fundamental skills in these fields for employment in media and related industries or transfer to a four-year institution. The program includes all aspects of multiplatform content creation and production, including fiction and documentary films, journalism, broadcast news, radio, podcast, and media production. Students also develop skills to think critically, problem-solve efficiently, and communicate ideas effectively. Courses address legal and ethical issues in media and include the implications of social and cultural constructs, economics, technology, and equity and social justice. Students gain hands-on experience working as part of the online platform City Times Media with its award-winning partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
City Times Media includes award-winning student media partners like City Times, the student-produced digital news website originally established as a newspaper in 1945, as well as CityScene magazine, CTTV, home of the Emmy-winning Newscene broadcast, CT Sound for radio and podcast, and City College Independent Films, which offers students an outlet to showcase fiction and documentary films.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of one of the degrees and/or certificates the student should be able to:
Apply tools and technologies appropriate for the media professions in which they work.
Write in forms and styles appropriate for media professions, audiences, and purposes they serve.
Conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the media professions in which they work.
Apply principles of diversity, equity, and media law and ethics.
City College offers you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a wide range of areas in film, journalism, and media production. Potential jobs include video editor, multimedia journalist, digital content producer, motion picture or documentary film writer/producer, director, videographer, motion graphics designer, art director, production assistant, news producer, on-air talent, news reporter, news writer, social media producer, operations engineer, news photographer, audio engineer, studio camera operator, sound technician, lighting technician, assistant director, set designer, studio manager, and floor director. The skills acquired may lead to employment, freelance work, or business ownership.
Please see below for the courses required for the cer
(Y1 or S1)
|FJMP 110||Introduction to Video Editing||3||FALL 1|
|FJMP 120||Introduction to Screenwriting||3||FALL 1|
|FJMP 112||Introduction to Audio Production||3||SPRING 1|
|OR FJMP 124||Video Motion Graphics||3||SPRING 1|
|FJMP 121||Fiction Film Production||3||FALL 2/SPRING 2|
|OR FJMP 122||Documentary Film Production||3||FALL 2/SPRING 2|
|FJMP 145||Art Direction for Film and Media Production||3||FALL 1/SPRING 1|
|OR FJMP 146||Lighting for Film and Media Production||3||FALL 1/SPRING 1|
Complete three (3) units from the following:
|FJMP 111||Single Camera Production||3||FALL 1/SPRING 1|
|FJMP 123||The Producer's Role in Film||3||FALL 2/SPRING 2|
|FJMP 125||Film and Television Performance||3||FALL 2/SPRING 2|
|FJMP 211||Advanced Single Camera Workshop I||3||FALL 2/SPRING 2|
|FJMP 221||Fiction Film Workshop I||3||FALL 2/SPRING 2|
|FJMP 222||Documentary Film Workshop I||3||FALL 2/SPRING 2|
Total Units: 18
Jesse Lopez · 08/10/22
Miramar College supports the program modification.
Cassandra Storey · 08/10/22
SDCCE supports program mod
Dr. Javier Ayala · 08/08/22
Tina Recalde · 08/08/22
San Diego Mesa supports the program modification.
Efrain Silva · 08/08/22
IVC supports the program modification.
George Dowden · 08/04/22
Cuyamaca supports the modification request.
Dr. Al Taccone · 08/03/22
MiraCosta endorses given modification request.
John Edwards · 07/28/22
SD City college submitted the appropriate LMI from the COE. The COE does not recommend developing a *new* program for this occupation 1) entry-level wages are below the living wage; 2) there is an estimated oversupply in the region; and 3) there is a high number of institutions that train for these occupations. However, because this is a program modification, the COE defers to the region
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