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Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published January 1, 0001

Student Learning Outcomes

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• Producing & Directing: 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: Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate ideas, stories and expectations in written work. Graduates will have an understanding of the historical, cultural and social contexts for moving images

• Cinematography & Lighting: Demonstrate control of camera, cinematic and lighting equipment in relation to a given subject

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

• Editing & Post-Production: Demonstrate appropriate skill in editing with attention to duration, shot to shot relation, shot to scene and relation to the whole. Graduates will 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: Present and conduct themselves professionally and demonstrate an understanding of specific career paths, job responsibilities, and industry expectations

Program Courses

Total Credit Hours: 180
Program-Specific Credits: 132

  • AUDA101 Fundamentals of Audio
  • DFVA101 Survey of Digital Filmmaking and Video Production
  • DFVA102 Introduction to Filmmaking Applications and Design
  • DFVA103 Fundamentals of Video Production
  • DFVA105 Conceptual Storytelling
  • DFVA107 Fundamentals of Producing and Directing
  • 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
  • DFVA204 Acting and Directing
  • DFVA205 History of Film and Media
  • DFVA208 Media Business Practices
  • DFVA212 Broadcast Graphics I
  • DFVA213 Studio Production
  • DFVA214 Advanced Scriptwriting
  • DFVA222 Broadcast Graphics II
  • DFVA223 Intermediate Audio
  • DFVA233 Electronic Field Production
  • DFVA303 Multi-Camera Production
  • DFVA306 Internship
  • DFVA307 Media Theory and Criticism
  • DFVA308 Media Delivery Systems and Distribution
  • DFVA309 Portfolio I
  • DFVA313 Sound Design
  • DFVA323 Short Media Production
  • DFVA332 Senior Project Preparation
  • DFVA333 Senior Project Production
  • DFVA343 Advanced Editing
  • DFVA353 Compositing for Digital Film
  • DFVA403 Senior Project Post Production
  • DFVA409 Portfolio II
  • FND135 Image Manipulation
  • FND150 Digital Color Theory

Program-Related Electives: Select Three

*All BFA Digital Filmmaking & Video Production students should meet with Academic Director/Program Coordinator for selection of Program-Related Electives based on students’ area of interest.

General Program Electives: Select Four

  • FND110 Observational Drawing
  • FND105 Fundamentals of Design
  • GWDA133 Fundamentals of Web Design
  • GWDA204 Introduction to Writing for Interactive Media
  • PHOA101 Introduction to Photography
  • Other courses may be subject to Academic Director/Program Coordinator approval upon request

* Minimum of 88 internship hours for the quarter

General Education Credits: 48

  • MAT100 College Mathematics
  • COM101 Oral Communications
  • PSY101 Psychology
  • HUM101 Introduction to Humanities
  • ENG104 Composition
  • GE2024 Art History I
  • GE2084 Writing II
  • GE3004 Art History II
  • GE3014 Perspectives in Global Economics
  • GE3024 Environmental Science

General Education Electives:
Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: (Select 1)

  • ENG307 Twentieth Century Poetry
  • ENG310 Topics in American Literature
  • ENG311 Topics in British Literature
  • ENG312 Women in Literature
  • GE3034 Transformations & Adaptations
  • GE3054 Myths & Mythology
  • GE3084 Creative Writing
  • GE3114 Film Appreciation
  • GE4014 Survey of World Religions
  • GE4024 Western Civilization
  • GE4044 Southern Fiction
  • GE4064 Spanish

Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives: (Select 1)

  • SOC101 Sociology
  • GE2054 Social Psychology
  • GE3074 Principles of American Politics
  • COM101 Oral Communications
  • PSY101 Psychology
  • HUM101 Introduction to Humanities
  • ENG104 Composition
  • GE2024 Art History I
  • GE2084 Writing II
  • GE3004 Art History II
  • GE3014 Perspectives in Global Economics
  • GE3024 Environmental Science

General Education Electives:
Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: (Select 1)

  • ENG307 Twentieth Century Poetry
  • ENG310 Topics in American Literature
  • ENG311 Topics in British Literature
  • ENG312 Women in Literature
  • GE2024 Art History I
  • GE3004 Art History II
  • GE3034 Transformations & Adaptations
  • GE3054 Myths & Mythology
  • GE3084 Creative Writing
  • GE3114 Film Appreciation
  • GE4014 Survey of World Religions
  • GE4024 Western Civilization
  • GE4044 Southern Fiction
  • GE4064 Spanish


Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives: (Select 1)

  • SOC101 Sociology
  • GE2054 Social Psychology
  • GE3014 Perspectives in Global Economics
  • GE3074 Principles of American Politics

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Note: The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham (a campus of South University) 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.