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What will I learn?

The Film Production Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the film industry.

Nationally recognized for making students employable, the program provides training for entry-level positions in six major areas of film production: gripping, electrical-lighting, editing, sound, camera and set construction. All classes are hands-on and are taught by professional filmmakers who use their connections to help students find work on film crews, learning alongside professionals on actual film sets. Valencia film students have had a hand in 47 feature films in the last two decades. Each year, Valencia’s Annual Film Celebration showcases the feature-length films that Valencia’s film production students worked on, as well as student-made short films.

Learn How To

Execute pre-production and post-production tasks for the areas of film lighting, camera, editing, sound, gripping and set construction

Function as part of a film production team in planning and implementing the technical aspects of a film

Job Outlook

Opportunities for employment are available with major film studios, audio production studios, television studios, independent production companies, equipment rental houses, and post-production facilities. As Central Florida continues to grow as a major film production center with two major movie giants—Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Universal Studios, as well as the surging faith-based film industry, there is a need for trained technicians. With year-round filming capabilities, a highly skilled local crew base, and supportive local communities, the region has become a leading destination in the film industry and one of the busiest production centers in the U.S.

Potential Careers

  • Production Manager
  • Camera Assistant
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Post-Production Technician
  • Set Design Assistant
  • Editor
  • Grip

Which department am I in?

Valencia College

Study options

Full Time (64 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,576.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Lake Nona Campus

12350 Narcoossee Road,

ORLANDO,

Florida,

32832, United States

Full Time (64 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,576.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

East Campus

701 North Econlockhatchee Trail,

ORLANDO,

Florida,

32825, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States.

For international students

U.S. high School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

English Language Requirements:

Official TOEFL result (minimum score 45)

Official IELTS result (minimum score 5.5)

Official LOEP result (minimum score 86 – offered at Valencia College)

Successful completion of English Composition or its equivalent (as determined by Valencia) with a grade of C or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Valencia College

Florida means easy access to beautiful beaches, sunshine throughout the year, iconic theme parks, top restaurants and excellent shopping amenities.

  • Awarded Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
  • Year-round campus events
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • New campus open in Downtown Orlando

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