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Filmmaking CSC

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


For students interested in a career in film and video production. Program coursework allows students to learn techniques specific to digital filmmaking. Course content covers the practice, theory, and history of film and film production, to include screenwriting, acting for the camera, and the effective use of filmmaking technology in the studio and on location. Students are required to complete either a supervised independent study or an internship in the field.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
ART 150 History of Film and Animation 3    
CST 151 Film Appreciation I 3    
PHT 120 Screenwriting Offered Spring only 3    
PHT 150 Film Production I Offered Fall only 3    
CST 140 Acting for the Camera Offered Fall only or ART 208 Video Techniques 3    
PHT 151 Film Production II Offered Spring only 3 PHT 150  
PHT 274 Digital Film Editing and Post Production Offered Spring only 3    
PHT 296 Filmmaking Internship Offered Spring only or PHT 299 Supervised Study 3 Majors only – Taken during last semester PHT 299
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 24  


  1. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  2. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Chester: 804-706-5086
Midlothian: 804-594-1509


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