Develop essential tools for working as a cinematographer. This program will provide a thorough understanding of current cinematography and camera techniques.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals pursuing cinematography
  • Individuals wanting to become camera operators
  • Entertainment professionals looking to expand their filmmaking expertise
  • Individuals interested in filmmaking

What you can learn.

  • Principles of cinematography
  • Camera techniques
  • Digital technology essential to cinematography
  • How to develop an aesthetic and artistic viewpoint

What our certificates have done for our students.


feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

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received a salary increase after starting a certificate program


switched careers after completing a certificate program


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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Students must complete 2 electives (8 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 from Cinematography, Directing, Post-Production, Producing, Entertainment Development, Business and Management of Entertainment, Acting, or Music. New electives are added regularly.
FILM TV X 478.13A
FILM TV X 478.27B
FILM TV X 478.27C
FILM TV X 478.733
FILM TV X 479.088
FILM TV X 477.84
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.223
FILM TV X 476.243
FILM TV X 476.321
FILM TV X 476.581
MGMT X 476.99
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 478.9
FILM TV X 499.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

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