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Writing / Producing

Student Quotes

“I had one dream when I came to film school. And that was to make one film, a real film with a studio budget that everyone would be dying to see. In my first year at school I began experimenting to see what career goal would best work for me. I learned the importance of all the trades: directing, cinematography, writing, editing. They were all essential to the creation of a film. But it was only the producer that actually made a film, from beginning to end. Though none of the specific trades interested me they all fascinated me how they came together like pieces of a clock to make the best film possible. What does the producer do? He takes all the pieces and puts them together. That’s what I want to do.

At the Colorado Films School I feel we can do anything. There are students who want to work as independent filmmakers making cutting edge indie films, there are other who want to go to Hollywood and work for a huge studio in television or film. I believe the Colorado Film School does a great job of preparing us for both.”

-Camilo Sandoval, Screenwriting/Producing 2011

Writing / Producing Degrees

Certificate Program

General Education: English 3 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 121 English Composition I 3
Film Video Media Core: 15 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
FVM 105 Video Production I 3
FVM 117 Understanding the Actor’s Process 3
FVM 136 Short Script Analysis 3
FVM 150 Development of Film Expression 3
FVM 160 Video Post Production I 3
Writing/Producing Emphasis: 30 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
FVM 155 Writing the Short Script 3
FVM 200 Video Production II 3
FVM 202 Film/Video Business 3
FVM 209 Production Management 3
FVM 216 Producing the Independent Film 3
FVM 220 16mm/HD Production 3
FVM 236 Creative Producing 3
FVM 250 Writing for Broadcast Media 3
FVM 251 Feature Script Analysis 3
FVM 273 Professional Documentary Productions OR 3
FVM 287 Internship 3
Total General Education Credits 3
Total Core Credits 15
Total Emphasis Requirements 30
Total Required Credits 48

Associate of Applied Science

General Education Requirements: 15 credits

English

(6 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 121 English Composition I 3
ENG 122 English Composition II 3

Mathematics

(3 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
MAT 120 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 4
MAT 120 or higher (excludes MAT 155 and 156)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

(3 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
PSY 101 General Psychology I 3

Arts and Humanities

(3 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
Total General Education Credits  15
Film Video Common Core: 15 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
FVM 105 Video Production I 3
FVM 117 Understanding the Actor’s Process 3
FVM 136 Short Script Analysis 3
FVM 150 Development of Film Expression 3
FVM 160 Video Post-Production I 3
Writing/Producing Emphasis: 45 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
FVM 155 Writing the Short Script 3
FVM 185 Documentary Film 3
FVM 200 Video Production II OR 3
FVM 220 16mm/HD Production 3
FVM 202 Film Video Business 3
FVM 204 Art Direction 3
FVM 209 Production Management 3
FVM 212 Contemporary Global Cinema 3
FVM 216 Producing the Independent Feature 3
FVM 229 Production III Preparation 3
FVM 236 Creative Producing I 3
FVM 250 Scriptwriting for Film & Video 3
FVM 251 Feature Script Analysis 3
FVM 270 Film/Video Production III 3
FVM 273 Professional Documentary Production 3
FVM Elective* 3
*See department for approved FVM electives based on major.
Total General Education Credits 15
Total Core Credits 15
Total Emphasis Credits 45
Total Required Credits 75

Writing / Producing Faculty

Will Hicks, MFA

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Laurel Dibble, MFA

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Tom Dibble, MFA

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Trai Cartwright

Tony Pfau

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Nevelyn Black

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