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Advanced Professional Development - TV and Film Post-Production Technology, Certificate

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The Certificate of Advanced Professional Development - TV and Film Post-Production Technology program is offered at the California State University Northridge. Want a job in TV or film? This one of a kind online certificate program offers instruction for TV and film enthusiasts who want to work with the technology used to create today’s most popular movies and television shows.


Master the technology and management skills needed by seasoned professionals and recent graduates.

This is not just another course in editing. This Advanced Professional Development - TV and Film Post-Production Technology program at California State University Northridge will ensure that students develop not only the operational skills, but also the business savvy necessary for success in post-production. Graduates will possess knowledge and immediately applicable experience in the following areas:
  • TV & Film Engineering and Computer Science
  • Color Science & Correction
  • Production Workflow & Management
  • Project Bidding
  • Studio/Client Interaction
  • TV & Film Broadcast Business Practices

Experience networking opportunities and industry access

The Certificate of Advanced Professional Development in TV & Film Post-Production Technology program is offered at the California State University Northridge. The program is offered in the cohort format, which facilitates networking and the formation of lasting professional connections. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and work directly with the individuals who recruit & hire post production experts.

CSUN online programs share the same distinguished faculty and high academic standards with on-campus programs

This 10 course, online program provides working professionals with significant flexibility for completing coursework at times and in places that fit their own schedules. All CSUN online programs are crafted by the same distinguished faculty and leading practitioners as CSUN’s on-campus programs.

Program cohorts encourage teamwork, support and high graduation rates

Students proceed through the program as a cohort, developing a supportive network with fellow industry professionals. The cohort design guarantees registration in all courses required for the program and also typically results in on-time program completion rates of up to 90 percent or higher.

Exceptional support services designed for working professionals

From application to graduation, students enjoy the one-on-one support of a designated program manager and a CSUN faculty member assigned to coordinate the efforts of all teaching in the program. This support frees busy professionals from navigating the University’s administrative systems to focus on their studies.

Professional Development Certificates help professionals stay current and advance in their careers

Each CSUN Professional Development Certificate Program provides advanced professional education focused on the emerging issues in the specific field of practice. The program provides the latest knowledge and additional areas of expertise that enable participants to advance in their field. Upon completion, participants receive an official CSUN transcript that can be shared with employers as a record of their professional development achievements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    10 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure

Courses and schedule subject to change

  • Film and Television Engineering
  • Film and TV Computer Science
  • Production Through Post
  • On Set and Near Set
  • Post Production
  • Motion Picture Color Science
  • Post Production Conforming and Finishing
  • Color Correction
  • Basic Compositing and Visual Effects
  • The Business of Production / Post Production

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements
To be admitted to this certificate program, applicants must:
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Submit a resume showing work experience in broadcast or film production or post-production;
  • Submit three references who can speak to your work experience;
  • Complete and submit a program application to CSUN’s Tseng College of Extended Learning by the due date indicated. Application instructions and link are available on the APPLY page on this website.
  • Successful applicants must possess functional computing skills in and knowledge of:
  • operating systems and user interface navigation for Mac and Windows,
  • file management skills (file hierarchy/directory structure),
  • relevant external hard drive technology such as USB,
  • the creation of media products/disks such as DVDs, and
  • the use of relevant editing programs; and
  • digital film camera experience.
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; each application will be reviewed by the applications reviewing committee and given full consideration.

Tuition Fee

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    4950 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National Applies to you

    4950 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4950 USD per semester and a duration of  .
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*Total Tuition to Degree

*Tuition is subject to change. Tuition costs vary by cohort.

*Cost per unit: $495


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