Film Production Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Film Production Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the film industry.

Nationally recognized for making students employable, the program provides training for entry-level positions in six major areas of film production: gripping, electrical-lighting, editing, sound, camera and set construction. Get real world experience in the film industry to become a Production Manager, Camera Assistant or Post-Production Technician.

All classes are hands-on and are taught by professional filmmakers who use their connections to help students find work on film crews, learning alongside professionals on actual film sets. Valencia College students have had a hand in 47 feature films in the last two decades. Each year, the Valencia College Annual Film Celebration showcases the feature-length films that Valencia College film production students worked on, as well as student-made short films.

Declared “One of the Best Film Schools in the Country” by Steven Spielberg.

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WKMG praised the film program at Valencia College for having an “impressive track record for preparing students for the film industry,” all for less than $10,000.

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Program Details

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other program details in the official college catalog.


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64 credits

You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor’s.

More career options. Increased opportunities to advance in your field. A bachelor’s degree at 2/3 the cost of a Florida public university. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership at Valencia College lets you build on your associate degree and prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field or the industry of your choice. Enroll with an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours. Contact a career program advisor to learn more.

Career Outlook

Learn How To

  • Execute pre-production and post-production tasks for the areas of film lighting, camera, editing, sound, gripping and set construction.
  • Function as part of a film production team in planning and implementing the technical aspects of a film.

Job Outlook

Opportunities for employment are available with major film studios, audio production studios, television studios, independent production companies, equipment rental houses, and post-production facilities. As Central Florida continues to grow as a major film production center with two movie giants—Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Universal Studios, as well as the surging faith-based film industry, there is a need for trained technicians. With year-round filming capabilities, a highly-skilled local crew base, and supportive local communities, the region has become a leading destination in the film industry and one of the busiest production centers in the U.S.

Potential Careers

  • Production Manager
  • Camera Assistant
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Post-Production Technician
  • Set Design Assistant
  • Editor
  • Grip
$23,000 - $45,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95%, according to the latest FETPIP data.

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