The online certificate program is
for students who want to document their studies. To receive a certificate you
1. complete an online course
2. take a
3. provide a sample of your
Exams are administered via email. They are
composed of short, open-book style essay
questions. Work samples can be mailed or streamed
over the Internet, depending on their nature
(screenplays and production boards must be mailed;
movies can be streamed).
Certificate students have three
months access to online lessons. There is no time
limit on the other requirements, so you can take
the test and provide a work sample any time after
the course ends. The test is accessed directly
from the website. When all the
requirements are met, you will receive a certificate from the New York
Alternative Film School.
Like the standard
program, the certificate program features self-study style courses. They are
broad in scope and well written, but you must invest the time to learn. The
cost is $125 to cover exam grading and project review. The
Certificate in Filmmaking, which covers all production areas, is $250.
Certificate courses are only available as
an upgrade. In other words, you must be enrolled in the standard course first.
Enrollment is limited.