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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

Special Topics I: Producing I


12 hours (16 weeks).

New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.

October 2011 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate the ability to breakdown a script scene-by-scene, identify critical script elements, create a day-by-day production schedule, create a scratch budget, and create a log line, a “look book” and a production binder for their First Quarter Film and Semester One Film.


The course consists of six classes: the first class is designed to teach student directors to use budgeting and scheduling techniques, which are then applied to their first semester film projects. The second class addresses pre-production techniques and a more detailed application of cast, setting, and shooting schedule. The third class explores “look books,” art direction, wardrobe and props. In the fourth class, students break into small groups for an exercise employing all of the previously explored topics.

Credit recommendation: 

NOTE: Credit recommendations are listed under Special Topics Overview: One Year Filmmaking Program-Semesters One and Two (10/16).