Film Production Minor*

Department of Visual and Performing Arts


The 15-credit minor in film production will provide students with an introduction to the language of filmmaking. Upon completion of the minor, students will better understand the filmmaking process, be able to analyze the strengths of different genres in the medium, and be able to create short films in digital format.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • FILM1005    Filmmaking I: Basic Production
  • FILM2250    Screenwriting I
  • FILM2208    Filmmaking II: The Professional Crew 
  • FILM3210    Postproduction I

Elective Course (3 credits)

Any Survey course (films linked by a theme; a national cinema or subject) or

Any Auteur course (a course which considers the work of one filmmaker)


* Effective Fall 2015

NOTE: Students who previously declared an 18-credit minor in this area must complete a "Declaration of Minor" form (available in the Records Office) in order to convert to the revised, 15-credit minor. Students who convert to the revised minor MUST complete all requirements affiliated with the 15-credit minor. No course substitutions will be permitted.


Howard Libov
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8646

David Landau
Tel: 973-443-8642

Visual & Performing Arts Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-DB0-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Dreyfuss Building - Main Floor

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