Film and Video Production Technology (A30140)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Film and video is more than a career path; it is a journey to develop your voice, share your vision, and tell your story. The Film and Video Production Technology curriculum is designed to facilitate media literacy and community engagement through the moving image. Culture is inundated with media; a film education offers opportunities to become an active and informed participant, engaged in the conversations taking place on a global scale.

The project-based classes in Film and Video are designed to push you creatively, while providing you with a solid foundation in filmmaking technique and a strong background in film history. This program is not just about how you turn on the camera, but about answering the bigger questions of “why”.

In the FVP program at Blue Ridge, we believe your voice matters; no one can make the films you will make. Our award-winning faculty have diverse backgrounds in all areas of cinema, and provide you with the support, resources, and mentorship to develop broad skills across multiple cinematic disciplines, from fiction to non-fiction to experimental practices in cinematography, sound design, editing, screenwriting, production management, set design, and film analysis.

Film and Video isn't simply an academic program, but is truly a community of filmmakers with shared goals of cinematic success. Students in the program work both independently and collaboratively to bring their visions to screen and make a difference.

Graduates of the BRCC Film and Video Program are prepared to transfer to four-year universities or begin their careers in the film industry locally or nationally. The program equips students with a diverse set of technical and conceptual skills, preparing them for the creative challenges they will face as filmmakers.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

Fall Semester  (16 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

2

0

0

0

1

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

FVP 111 Intro to Film and Video

2

3

0

0

3

FVP 112 Art Dept. Operations I

1

4

0

0

3

FVP 114 Camera and Lighting I

2

3

0

0

3

FVP 116 Sound Operations

2

3

0

0

3

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipl
or
ENG 114 Profess Research and Report

3

0

0

0

3

FVP 113 Grip and Electrical I

1

4

0

0

3

FVP 115 Camera and Lighting II

2

3

0

0

3

FVP 120 Art Dept. Operations II

1

4

0

0

3

FVP 220 Editing I

2

3

0

0

3

 Summer Term  (09-10 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra

2

or

3

2

0

0

3

or

4

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Science Elective at the bottom of the page

Fall Semester  (15-17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

FVP 130 Grip and Electrical II

1

4

0

0

3

FVP 212 Production Techniques I

1

12

0

0

5

FVP 221 Editing II

2

3

0

0

3

FVP 240 Introduction to Screenwriting

3

0

0

0

3

***1-3 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

Spring Semester (12-14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

FVP 213 Production Techniques II

1

12

0

0

5

FVP 215 Production Management

2

3

0

0

3

***4-6 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following
 (7 credits required):

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ART 131 Drawing I

0

6

0

0

3

ART 132 Drawing II

0

6

0

0

3

ART 135 Figure Drawing I

0

6

0

0

3

ART 171 Computer Art I

0

6

0

0

3

ART 264 Digital Photography I

1

4

0

0

4

ART 265 Digital Photography II

1

4

0

0

3

ART 266 Videography I

0

6

0

0

3

ART 267 Videography II

0

6

0

0

3

ART 271 Computer Art II

0

6

0

0

3

ART 275 Intro to Graphic Design

0

6

0

0

3

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com

3

0

0

0

3

COM 140 Intro to Intercult Com

3

0

0

0

3

COM 231 Public Speaking

3

0

0

0

3

DRA 130 Acting I

0

6

0

0

3

DRA 140 Stagecraft I

0

6

0

0

3

DRA 141 Stagecraft II

0

6

0

0

3

DRA 145 Stage Make-up

1

2

0

0

2

DRA 170 Play Production I

0

9

0

0

3

DRA 171 Play Production II

0

9

0

0

3

DRA 211 Theatre History I

3

0

0

0

3

FRE 111 Elementary French I

3

0

0

0

3

FVP 223 Postproduction Sound Design

1

4

0

0

3

FVP 227 Multimedia Production

2

3

0

0

3

SGD 111 Introduction to SGD

2

3

0

0

3

SGD 112 SGD Design

2

3

0

0

3

SGD 114 3D Modeling

2

3

0

0

3

SGD 116 Graphic Design Tools

2

2

0

0

3

SGD 117 Art for Games

2

3

0

0

3

SGD 162 SG 3D Animation

2

3

0

0

3

SGD 214 3D Modeling II

2

3

0

0

3

SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I

3

0

0

0

3

WBL 111 Work Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 121 Work Based Learning II

0

0

0

20

2

WBL 131 Work Based Learning III

0

0

0

30

3

Total Hours in the Program  69-70