Our Film curriculum is built around actual industry workflow, so you will navigate your way around a set while you are in school. It also includes a variety of projects that span from preproduction to post, teaching you the basics of all the various departments that make up a production crew. You will have the opportunity to specialize in your area of interest—whether it is writing, directing, producing, cinematography, art direction, sound, editing, or makeup. During your education, you will gain first-hand experience in planning productions, writing scripts, creating storyboards, and using a variety of cameras—16 mm, 35 mm, HD, and more—and doing all of this in a variety of styles. You will build sets and break them down with access to our spacious soundstages and studio backlot. You will also hold casting calls, work on actors’ makeup, and create special effects to enhance your films. Furthermore, you will be able to edit, add visual effects, and polish sound in post to prepare your original work for viewing on the big screen with the mentoring of our faculty team. In addition to film production, you will also learn the ins and outs of shooting for photography, HD-broadcast production, the world of new media, and reality and documentary film and television. Additional courses will focus on helping you learn production budgeting, lighting, computer-business applications, personal finance management, communication skills, and how to prepare yourself for the film industry.
Associate of Applied Science The goal of the Film Associate of Applied Science degree program is to provide you with the focused knowledge and understanding of film theory and craft you will need to qualify for entry-level industry positions in the film and television video industries, including as independent filmmakers, production assistants, assistant editors, videographers, and digital photographers. The Film Associate of Applied Science degree program will also help you develop the team-building skills needed in the film industry and instruct you in the professional presentation of your film projects. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, your education will help you develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that will provide you a solid set of career-focused foundational competencies. This career-focused education will equip you with the tools to help sustain a long and productive professional career in the entertainment and media industries.
Note: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs are designed to prepare students for entry into technical and professional fields. A.A.S. degree programs are fully transferable into related Full Sail University bachelor’s programs. The transferability of credit from Full Sail to another institution is at the discretion of the accepting institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another college.
Note: Some specific courses may be offered online. Please see course descriptions for details.