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Digital Filmmaking& Video Production

I have a story to tell.

Whether you’re watching a movie screen, TV monitor, or your smartphone, you’re looking at the work of a team of writers, producers, directors, camera operators, lighting technicians, video editors, and digital video effects designers. If you want to join them, the place to start is our Digital Filmmaking & Video Production degree programs. We’ll guide your learning as you work with digital video cameras, editing and graphics software, and other technologies. You’ll explore how to create everything from broadcast news to motion pictures as you get ready write and direct the story of your future. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. You’ll work harder than you thought you could. But it can pay off in a future where you do what you love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

The Art Institutes program/s listed below are no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this program in the Course Catalog.

Degrees Offered

Associate of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

Quarter Credit Hours:
90
Timeframe:
6 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Associate of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

Outcomes
See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/5189 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info

Associate of Applied Science in Video Production

Quarter Credit Hours:
92
Timeframe:
6 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Associate of Applied Science in Video Production

Outcomes
See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/538 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info

1. Writing & Critical Thinking: Graduates demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate ideas, stories and expectations in written work. Graduates have an understanding of the historical, cultural and social contexts for moving images.

2. Producing & Directing: Graduates demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, plan and execute different styles of media productions. Graduates demonstrate an understanding of their leadership and collaborative responsibilities in relationship to artistic partners, crews, clients, the wider community and their own personal development.

3. Cinematography & Lighting: Graduates demonstrate control of camera, cinematic and lighting equipment in relation to a given subject.

4. Sound: Graduates demonstrate control of audio recording and sound equipment in a variety of applications. Graduates show ability to create a meaningful relationship between image and sound.

5. Editing & Post-Production: Graduates demonstrate appropriate skill in editing with attention to duration, shot to shot relation, shot to scene and relation to the whole. Graduates demonstrate a basic understanding of design principles in use of typography, motion graphics and animation, as well as compositing and image processing skills (where applicable).

6. Professionalism: Graduates present and conduct themselves professionally and demonstrate an understanding of specific career paths, job responsibilities, and industry expectations.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

Quarter Credit Hours:
180
Timeframe:
12 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

Outcomes
See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/2484 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

1. Communication: Graduates integrate the elements of storytelling and collaborate with and direct participants in a project to communicate ideas to an intended audience.

2. Context: Graduates evaluate aesthetics and a wide range of stories in various genres and film history and develop research skills to support creative vision and outcome.

3. Pre-Production: Graduates conceptualize and create scripts, storyboards, and production development plans.

4. Production: Graduates direct and execute successful production plans; identify, anticipate and find solutions to technical, logistical, storytelling, and personnel problems; integrate theory, techniques, and terminology of the field; and apply cinematography, lighting, and audio as components of the storytelling process.

5. Post-Production: Graduates integrate technical aptitude, aesthetic decision-making, and an awareness of intended audience through technical proficiency in editing and assembling audio and video elements of a film.

6. Context: Graduates are familiar with film history, aesthetics, and a wide range of stories in various genres. They have research skills related to documentary subjects and to ensuring the accuracy of films.

7. Professionalism: Graduates present and conduct themselves professionally; demonstrate knowledge of the film industry, including career paths, responsibilities and industry expectations; apply business principles and practices while maintaining legal and ethical standards.


Classroom Experience

This is my dream. It's up to me to make it a reality.

In Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, you’ll have the opportunity to learn hands-on as you move from fundamentals like composition and language, color, desktop video, and photography through advanced courses including scriptwriting, cinematography, directing, producing, editing, and sound. All in an atmosphere as creative—and challenging—as the real world of filmmaking and video production. You’ll immerse yourself in an environment that’s creative and supportive as you work with the same digital media, lighting, camera equipment, and editing software used in TV studios, movie sets, and editing suites. You can learn hands-on with cameras, editing equipment, and other technology as you progress from basics like lighting, audio, and video to studio production, motion graphics, scriptwriting, producing and directing, advanced communications, and more. See our gainful employment pages for possible careers that match the program that interests you.

What Will I Study?

Digital Film Video Study Section

I have the vision. I just need the skills.

The curriculum for our Digital Filmmaking & Video Production degree programs will take you from the basics to more advanced courses in an atmosphere every bit as creative and competitive as the real world of filmmaking and video production. Here are some of the areas you'll study:
  • Video
  • Lighting
  • Audio
  • Digital Imaging
  • Conceptual Storytelling
  • Editing
  • Studio Production
  • Motion Graphics
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Sound Design
  • Scriptwriting

I'm looking for my proving ground.

At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Digital Filmmaking & Video Production is built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. Every day is a battle to get your ideas produced and noticed. And because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But we’ll support you along every step of your journey. We provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. You’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. It won’t be easy. In fact, it’ll be the hardest thing you’ll ever love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

 

The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston alumni Sommer Bostick Working on game based training for the military has exposed me to things I never would be doing when I started at [The Art Institute of San Antonio]. Sommer Bostick
Media Arts & Animation, The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 2014