New tools for content creation are continually rising on the digital landscape. Today?s content developer must be able to navigate this world with confidence. This bachelor?s degree program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge, critical thinking, and organizational skills necessary for a creative and rewarding journey. Advances in high definition video, storage area networks, and software toolsets have brought about new competencies, enhanced quality, and improved workflow within the digital filmmaking and video production field.
With this in mind, the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production bachelor?s degree program is designed to offer a relevant curriculum to meet the needs of industry while creating an environment conducive to helping students grow intellectually and creatively to meet the demands of tomorrow?s marketplace. Students will have the opportunity to learn to formulate, construct, and deliver digital audio, video, and motion graphics. Graduates of the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production program will be able to apply the emerging digital production techniques to the changing world of mass communication while maintaining high standards of artistic expression.
The Digital Film and Video Production (DFVP) program begins with building a foundation of skill sets using video production hardware such as set-lighting, HD cameras, and other set-related technology as well as learning the basics of maps, masks, and mattes in Adobe?s Final Cut Pro Suite. This allows students to learn the logic that allows them to become effective non-linear digital video editors.
Within their first two years, students will become effective with HD-digital set, field and studio video production, and post-production using the Final Cut Pro Studio Suite. Students will then be introduced to audio-forvideo (four classes) and animation-motion graphics courses (four classes) that will allow them to enhance overall video production abilities. To balance the technical side of the curriculum, students will have training in scriptwriting, storyboarding, conceptual storytelling, producing, and directing. The final year in the DFVP program will be completed by writing, producing, and post-producing a faculty-approved senior project.
Entry-Level Career Opportunities: Production Assistants, Videographers, A/V Technicians, Assistant Editors, Studio Camera Operators, Production Technicians, Character Generator Operator/Graphics System Operators, Media Specialist and Associate Producers