Gain knowledge of and experience in both narrative and non-narrative filmmaking processes through hands-on projects. Learn from industry professionals and prepare for entry-level positions in media production.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
93 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus

  1. Explain the basic history, theory and aesthetics of film and video production
  2. Produce effective digital video programs in a variety of styles
  3. Use digital cameras, lighting and audio equipment in field production settings
  4. Plan, script and direct a program from pre-production through post-production
  5. Collaborate on video productions in multiple crew positions
  6. Use non-linear editing systems and other post-production software to create digital programs
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of professional set behavior, collaboration techniques and ethics
  8. Demonstrate familiarity with various filmmaking industry opportunities in the Puget Sound region and beyond
In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning.

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The film industry continues to grow due to worldwide popularity of films and serialized content, the increasing need for commercial/branded visual storytelling and new media delivery modalities

Potential employers include: Graduates may find work in a variety of areas including the film, TV and video production industry, corporate communications, video departments, public relations and advertising agencies. Most graduates work on a freelance basis.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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