HS Film and Media Course Descriptions

Film and Media at FIT offers students broad experience in digital film production and academic study allowing them to pursue any of a wide range of careers based on the moving image, from feature film, to documentary, television, advertising and industrial films, video art, or becoming film critics and scholars.

Please note: Not all courses are offered each semester

HFI 001 Digital Short Film Basics*
This practical, hands-on course will show you the basics of writing, budgeting, scheduling, prepping, shooting, editing, and distributing a short film. This course is perfect for students who are curious about film or who plan to use digital technology for creative presentations in college or for fun.

HFI 100 Creating a Digital Short* 
Making a film is an exciting and collaborative process. You and your teammates will explore the elements of creating a short film, including scheduling, shooting, editing, and distribution. Groups will use digital cameras to create content to be edited into original digital shorts. (You can skip this summer class if you've already taken HFI 001)

*Precollege comments: Students will work in teams to create from conceptualization to distribution 1-minute films. Each team member will assume the critical roles required on a production team such as the director, producer, editors, etc... Students will also explore the business of the filmmaker and how to reach the desired audience. 

HFI 102 Television Then and Now
This course is a critical survey of the history of American television, from the 1940s to the present. Perfect for students who want to become critically informed television viewers, media scholars, and/or media makers.