Film Technician

Film technician on set.

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Program Descriptions

Film Technician Program

As a graduate from the Film Crew Technician Program you will be prepared for entry-level crew positions in motion pictures, television and electronic media production. This is a 28-credit-hour program designed to be completed in two terms.

Film Technology Associate of Applied Science

This degree combines the hands-on technical skills required to work in the film industry with general education courses suitable for transfer to a 4-year program (will vary by institution).

The program focuses on in-demand below the line skills including grip, camera, production assisting, sound, editing and art department, which you will learn while creating and producing your own original work. The degree can be completed in 2 years and is fully financial-aid eligible. All Film courses are held at the CNM Advanced Technology Center, home of CNM’s film studio and state-of-the-art labs.

Construction for Film Certificate of Completion

High demand for set construction and prop fabrication skills combined working knowledge of below-the-line skills by the local New Mexico film industry inspired the creation of this certificate. Intended to be completed in two terms, this certificate combines a term of carpentry courses with a term of film classes, allowing you to develop marketable skills in both areas.

Digital Media Boot Camp

CNM Ingenuity also offers a Digital Media Bootcamp. For more information visit