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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


Lake Nona Campus

12350 Narcoossee Road,



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


East Campus

701 North Econlockhatchee Trail,



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.


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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