Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

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Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
Bachelor of Science
Published June 1, 2016
This program can be completed on ground, blended (plus) or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:

  • Integrate the elements of storytelling; collaborate with and direct participants in a project; and combine effective written, oral, and visual communication skills to communicate ideas to employers, colleagues, and clients.
  • Evaluate aesthetics and a wide range of stories in various genres and film history and develop research skills to support creative vision and outcome.  Conceptualize and create scripts, storyboards, and production development plans.
  • 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.
  • Integrate technical aptitude, aesthetic decision-making, and an awareness of intended audience through technical proficiency in editing, producing and assembling audio and video elements of a film.
  • Present and conduct themselves professionally; demonstrate mastery of knowledge of the film industry and industry expectations; and apply business principles and practices while maintaining legal and ethical standards.

Program Courses


RS092 College Success
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
DFVA107 Fundamentals of Producing & 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 & Directing
DFVA205 History of Film & Media
DFVA208 Media Business Practices
DFVA212 Broadcast Graphics I
DFVA213 Studio Production
DFVA214 Scriptwriting
DFVA222 Broadcast Graphics II
DFVA223 Intermediate Audio
DFVA233 Electronic Field Production
DFVA303 Multi-Camera Production
DFVA307 Media Theory & Criticism
DFVA308 Media Delivery Systems and Distribution
DFVA309 Portfolio I
DFVA313 Sound Design
DFVA316 Media Production Workshop
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
Elective 1*
Elective 2*
Elective 3*


HU110 College English
HU111 Effective Speaking
HU130 Visual Language & Culture
HU430 General Education Capstone
Humanities Art Requirement – Upper-Division
Humanities Requirement – Upper-Division
Humanities Writing Requirement – Upper-Division
General Education Requirement
General Education Requirement – Upper-Division
General Education Requirement – Upper-Division
Mathematics Requirement
Mathematics & Sciences Requirement – Upper-Division
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement – Upper-Division

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Note: The Art Institute of California—Sacramento(a campus of Argosy 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.