Shoreline's short-term certificates are professional training programs that provide students with the basic knowledge they need to get started in the film industry.
Acting for Stage & Camera
The 68-74-credit Acting for Stage & Camera Certificate of Proficiency is a professional training program in the basic skills of auditioning and acting in theater, films, TV and other media. This program provides basic theory and hands-on experience in all phases of using digital production and post-production equipment.
Students learn auditioning and acting in theater, films, TV and other media. Acting techniques and philosophies provide students skills, passion and discipline to compete in this craft. Students analyze scripts and create characters as students audition for and perform in theatrical productions and digital films. By developing and refining skills, students develop courage both behind and in front of the camera. Students can also perform in professionally directed stage and film productions.
The demand for films within the United States and abroad continues to create work for actors. Competition for jobs is strong. Graduates are hired as actors, screenwriters/story specialists, casting assistants and production assistants.
Writing & Directing for the Camera
The 67-73-credit Writing & Directing for the Camera Certificate of Proficiency prepares students to direct and write for films, TV and other digital video programs.
Students direct and write films for TV and other digital video programs. They receive hands-on experience using digital production and post-production hardware and software applications (Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Studio). Training includes digital video cameras, lighting, field audio and digital editing equipment; with a special focus on script writing, pre-production planning and working with actors.
The demand for films within the United States and abroad continues to create work for actors, screenwriters/story specialists, casting assistants and production assistants. Graduates of the Writing & Directing for the Camera Certificate may find work in a variety of areas including the film, TV and video industry, corporate communications/video departments and ad agencies.