Guide film production, from concept to release

Film, television and streaming media companies all over the world need professionals who understand and can manage the production cycle from script development through visual post-production editing and national distribution and marketing. The unique, 36-credit CPM program teaches technical skills and practical industry knowledge that are typically gained after four to six years working in cinematic production management, giving you a rare professional advantage.

Collaborative and heavily project-based, the CPM curriculum was designed with input from Los Angeles-based veterans of the entertainment industry, and culminates in a senior capstone course wherein you’ll write, budget and produce a sizzle reel that you’ve developed over the course of your studies. Additionally, the majority of CPM courses are delivered online, making this program practical, cost-effective and convenient.

Graduates are fast-tracked to a range of management positions, including production office coordinator and location manager, to name a few. They also are placed on a clear path toward careers as 1st assistant directors, production managers, and other mid-upper echelon management jobs.

The CPM program pairs well with a variety of backgrounds, from business to theater. It also complements several undergraduate majors in the School of Communications, including film, television and media arts, media studies and public relations, making it an ideal choice for students in Quinnipiac’s accelerated dual-degree (3+1) and dual-degree (4+1) programs.