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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 30
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

MCTC's Cinema Production Certificate integrates the language and aesthetics of cinema with film and digital video technology to support you in becoming a filmmaker. The intensive one-year core curriculum, required of all Cinema Division production students, is a hands-on introduction to the moviemaking process. Students develop professional skills in writing, camera operation, sound recording, and editing by working on numerous individual and group productions. After obtaining a Cinema Production certificate, student become eligible to pursue one of four specializations: Cinematography, Directing and Producing, Editing and Post- production, or Screenwriting, and earn an A.S. at the end of the second year. MCTC's Cinema Division fuses cutting- edge technology and affordable professional training with an outstanding liberal arts education to help you become above all a compelling visual storyteller. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Augsburg College. NOTE:, Students seeking to reenroll in coursework they have successfully completed must have the permission of the instructor. Cinema Production courses are not available for auditing.

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Camera Operators

  • Median wage: $19.86/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Film and Video Editors

  • Median wage: $18.56/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • College Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

  • Median wage: $63,394/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911 Local: (612) 659-6200 Email: