Film Production Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Film Production Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that 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. 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 film students have had a hand in 47 feature films in the last two decades. Each year, Valencia’s Annual Film Celebration showcases the feature-length films that Valencia’s 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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Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

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


Related Certificates

Related Certificates

Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Film Production Fundamentals (24 credits)

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

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Program Length

64 credits
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years

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

Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.


Learn How To

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

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 major 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

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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Film Production Technology film student looking through camera at Valencia College, Orlando, Florida