Independent Producing

This certificate program provides in-depth knowledge on how to produce your passion project.


This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals who want to become independent producers
  • Filmmakers
  • Entertainment professionals who already understand the production process and want to expand their knowledge
  • Individuals interested in filmmaking who already understand the production process

What you can learn.

  • What it takes to produce a film
  • How to market and distribute movies independently
  • How to leverage new technologies and the Internet
  • How maximize production values on a lower budget


Students must complete 2 electives (8 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Producing, Entertainment Development, or Business and Management of Entertainment. New electives are added regularly.
FILM TV X 479.088
FILM TV X 478.13A
FILM TV X 478.733
FILM TV X 476.223
FILM TV X 476.243
FILM TV X 476.321
FILM TV X 476.6
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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. See our website or speak to a program representative for more information about candidacy and program benefits.

Internships Available
Visa Requirement Applicable
VA Benefit Eligible
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