Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

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

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the skills and responsibilities of the members of a production crew
  • Deliver a product in a variety of industry standard resolutions and media formats
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of editing theory and application
  • Operate professional video and audio recording equipment
  • Manage digital files in the execution of an efficient post-production workflow
  • Record and mix audio tracks and integrate them into video projects
  • Create pre-visualization materials that can be used in the production of video projects
  • Conceptualize and script video projects in a variety of industry standard formats
  • Design and animate motion graphics and incorporate them into video projects through non-linear editing and live switching
  • Construct a portfolio reel in multiple formats which effectively conveys the best examples of the student’s industry-quality work
  • Work with a crew of peers to create a short-film narrative or documentary that effectively conveys a full story concept with compelling characters
  • Effectively direct actors to establish solid performances in video projects
  • Formulate working relationships with real-world clients, integrating interpersonal communication skills
  • Employ an effective production workflow for digital projects, including preplanning of technology needs, synthesizing timelines and managing budgets

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Program Courses


DF0015PF Portfolio Foundations Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
DF10110 Introduction to Video Production
DF10121 Principles of Lighting
DF10211 Television Studio Production
DF10231 Fundamentals of Design
DF10240 Introduction to Digital Editing
DF10311 Non-Linear Editing
DF10321 Multi-Camera Field Production
DF10331 Fundamentals of Scriptwriting
DF10341 Conceptual Storytelling
DF10411 Videography
DF10421 Producing and Directing
DF20511 Video Graphics
DF20521 Audio for Video
DF20611 Electronic Field Production
DF20620 Special Visual Effects
DF20630 Business of Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
DF20710 Interactive Visual Design
DF20720 Advanced Scriptwriting
DF20721 Advanced Video Output
DF20730 Digital Workflow
DF20820 Short Form Media Production
DF30920 Digital Marketing Strategies
DF30940 Senior Project Preproduction
DF30950 Acting and Directing
DF30960 Media Compression and Streaming Technologies
DF31011 Senior Project Production
DF41110 Portfolio Preparation
DF41120 Media Design Workshop
DF41130 Managing Media Productions
DF41140 Senior Project Post-Production
DF41210 Senior Portfolio & Defense
IM10220 Digital Typography
IM10330 Introduction to Audio
IN20710DF Internship I
IN41110DF Internship II
PH10111 Introduction to Photoshop
PH10350 Principles of Digital Photography for Non-Majors
VE20850 Audio Post Production
VE30910 Production Studio I


GE10110 English Composition I
GE10120 Art History: Prehistoric to Mannerist
GE10210 English Composition II
GE10220 College Math
GE10230 Art History: Baroque to Contemporary
GE10320 Effective Speaking
GE10440 History of Motion Media & Mass Communication
GE20510 Ethics
GE20710 Aesthetics
GE20810 History of Film
GE30910 Theories of Communication
GE30920 Logic
GE31040 Media & Pop Culture
LS10110 Computer Science
LS20620 Business Law

Total credits needed to graduate: 180

Program Electives

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Elective List (Select 2):

DF20530 Video Engineering
DF20640 Advanced Camera and Lighting Techniques
DF20731 Broadcast Studio Production
DF31030 Advanced Producing and Directing
DF41150 Digital Documentary Production
VE20610 Intermediate VFX II

General Education Elective List A (Select 1):

GE10130 History of Photography
GE10310 World Literature
GE10330 American Government
GE10410 Introduction to Psychology
GE10430 Environmental Science

General Education Elective List B (Select 1):

GE20520 Physics
GE20530 Sociology
GE20540 United States History: Early Period
GE20550 United States History: 20th Century
GE20560 Western Civilization: Ancient to Renaissance
GE20570 Western Civilization: Reformation to WWII
GE20610 Theatre Appreciation

General Education Electives List C (Select 3):

GE30930 Issues in American Society
GE30940 Literature and Culture
GE30950 Music Appreciation
GE30960 Introduction to Museum Studies
GE30970 History of 20th Century Art
GE30980 Creative Writing
GE31030 Comparative Religions

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Note: The Art Institute of Philadelphia 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.