Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

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Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
Associate of Science
Published January 1, 0001

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Producing & Directing: Graduates demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, plan and execute different styles of media productions. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of their leadership and collaborative responsibilities in relationship to artistic partners, crews, clients, the wider community and their own personal development.
  • 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.
  • Cinematography & Lighting: Graduates demonstrate control of camera, cinematic and lighting equipment in relation to a given subject.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Professionalism: Graduates present and conduct themselves professionally and demonstrate an understanding of specific career paths, job responsibilities, and industry expectations.

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Program Courses

Program Courses

AUDA101 Fundamentals of Audio
DFVA101 Survey of Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
DFVA102 Introduction to Filmmaking Applications & Design
DFVA103 Fundamentals of Video Production
DFVA105 Conceptual Storytelling
DFVA111 Principles of Cinematography
DFVA113 Fundamentals of Editing
DFVA123 Intermediate Video Production
DFVA133 Lighting for Digital Film
DFVA201 Fundamentals of Scriptwriting
DFVA202 Digital Cinematography
DFVA203 Intermediate Editing
DFVA205 History of Film & Media
DFVA212 Broadcast Graphics I
DFVA213 Studio Production
DFVA223 Intermediate Audio
DFVA233 Electronic Field Production
DFVA309 Portfolio I
FNDA135 Image Manipulation
FNDA150 Digital Color Theory

General Education Courses

ART1000 Introduction to the Visual Arts
COM1010 Introduction to Communications
COM3010 Advanced Communications
ENG1010 Composition and Language
MTH1010 College Math

General Education Electives

Three General Education Elective Courses

Total credits required to graduate: 92

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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.