Combine basic creative skills with the business, legal and organizational aspects of the entertainment industry.
Combine basic creative skills with the business, legal and organizational aspects of the entertainment industry.

»B.F.A. in Creative Producing

You’re not exactly a control freak, but you do like to be in charge. And while you consider yourself creative, you don’t exactly hang with the fringe. Truth be told, you like working with numbers. But more than anything, you want to be a part of the Hollywood scene. 

Creative Producing combines basic creative skills with the business, legal and organizational aspects of the entertainment industry. As a producer, you’d be involved in: 

  • Identifying marketable creative content — for TV pilots, feature films, etc.
  • Securing the rights to that creative material
  • Procuring financing to fund projects
  • Finding distributors to release projects
  • Organizing, budgeting and scheduling productions
  • Assembling a team and collaborating with key creative artists to execute a collective vision
  • Overseeing the entire process — from pre- to post-production and beyond 
And when you leave us, you’ll have in hand a fully developed portfolio including a film or media production you’ve personally produced as well as a thesis book for a proposed film or media production — with detailed plans for rights acquisition, story development, pitching, budgeting, packaging, marketing, distribution and exhibition — to showcase your abilities and help get your foot firmly in the door.

+-You'll Study

A B.F.A. in Creative Producing from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts can prepare you for a career in production and distribution for the film and television industry. Along with a strong foundation in arts education, you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of the key components of creative producing, including:

  • Storytelling and script development
  • The entire production process
  • Financing, marketing, distribution and exhibition
  • Entertainment law
  • Domestic and international cinema

+-Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

    •    Demonstrate the skills necessary to identify, develop and market creative material appropriate for film, television and the Internet

    •    Through critical essay and writing assignments, demonstrate an understanding of the development of film language, including aesthetic perspectives

    •    Through closely-mentored projects, demonstrate the knowledge and collaborative skills necessary to produce a film or media project from start to finish

    •    Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the business elements of producing, including production management, intellectual property, rights and issues, financing, marketing and distribution
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