Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

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Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
Bachelor of Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Apply critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Create graphics using image manipulation software.
  • Apply color theory and photographic principles in the composition of digital media.
  • Utilize raster and/or vector animation tools for content development.
  • Identify and discuss the various theories and approaches for digital filmmaking and video production.
  • Develop and manage a production schedule.
  • Operate and utilize camera equipment to compose visual elements to convey meaning.
  • Exercise proper audio recording techniques for media production.
  • Apply motion and broadcast graphics to media content design.
  • Utilize 2D animation applications for content development.
  • Construct a web page with dynamic media content.
  • Demonstrate advanced compositing skills with raster-imaging software for image manipulation
  • Maintain and calibrate video quality to meet broadcast standards.
  • Articulate and apply fundamental editing principles.
  • Integrate animated, video, audio, and graphic components into a media production project.
  • Manage and facilitate the transfer of digital media files across a variety of platforms.
  • Utilize special effects techniques to enhance the storytelling process.
  • Identify and comply with regulations pertaining to permits, licenses, releases, and labor laws.

Program Courses


ART102 Fundamentals of Design
BUS118 Broadcast & Copyright Law
BUS299 Internship
DFVP110 History of Broadcasting
DFVP111 American Film History
DFVP112 World Cinema
DFVP131 Introduction to Video
DFVP132 Introduction to Audio
DFVP151 Intermediate Camera
DFVP203 Field Sound Production
DFVP204 Sound Design
DFVP213 Fundamentals of Lighting
DFVP214 Advanced Sound Design
DFVP220 Fundamentals of Editing
DFVP221 Intermediate Editing
DFVP223 Advanced Camera & Lighting
DFVP226 Scriptwriting – Commercial
DFVP230 Scene Analysis and Storyboarding
DFVP241 Electronic Field Production & News Gathering
DFVP242 Advertising Production
DFVP301 Advanced Editing
DFVP303 Production Management
DFVP311 Short Form Media Production
DFVP321 Media Delivery Systems & Distribution
DFVP323 Multi-Camera Production
DFVP326 Scriptwriting – Short Form
DFVP330 Acting & Directing for Video
DFVP331 Fundamentals of Directing
DFVP402 Media Compositing
DFVP411 Portfolio Preparation
DFVP415 Post Production Workshop
DFVP420 Professional Practice
DFVP421 Senior Portfolio & Defense
GD106 Typography – Traditional
GD107 Digital Imaging
HUM202 Media Theory and Criticism
IMD130 Interactive Motion Design I
MMA126 Conceptual Storytelling
MMA420 Web Portfolio
PHG103 Digital Color Theory
PHG110 Principles of Photography
VEMG200 Broadcast and Motion Graphics


COM101 Communication for College & Career Success
COM140 Speech & Communication
COM443 Advanced Communications
ENG110 English Composition
HUM201 Historical & Political Issues
MTH105 College Algebra

Credits Required 126

Credits Required 22

Credits Required 32


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Note: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.