The Film Crew Technician Program Certificate is designed as a two-term cohort program. The first term courses will provide students with an overview of the moving image production process while affording them an opportunity for hands-on experiences. The second term focuses on development of technical and production skills in one or more “below the line” film craft areas, including art, hair, make-up, wardrobe, craft services, grip, electric, sound, locations, and production office.
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Graduates from the Film Crew Technician Program will be prepared for entry-level crew positions in motion pictures, television and electronic media production. The Film Crew Technician Program is offered in collaboration with the New Mexico Film Office and IATSE Local 480. Graduates from the Post Production Technician Program will be prepared to enter careers in many areas of developing visual media production across a wide variety of delivery platforms and formats. For the graduation policy refer to the Graduating From CNM section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.