Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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1. Communication: Graduates integrate the elements of storytelling and collaborate with and direct participants in a project to communicate ideas to an intended audience.

2. Context: Graduates evaluate aesthetics and a wide range of stories in various genres and film history and develop research skills to support creative vision and outcome.

3. Pre-Production: Graduates conceptualize and create scripts, storyboards, and production development plans.

4. Production: Graduates 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.

5. Post-Production: Graduates integrate technical aptitude, aesthetic decision-making, and an awareness of intended audience through technical proficiency in editing and assembling audio and video elements of a film.

6. Context: Graduates are familiar with film history, aesthetics, and a wide range of stories in various genres. They have research skills related to documentary subjects and to ensuring the accuracy of films.

7. Professionalism: Graduates present and conduct themselves professionally; demonstrate knowledge of the film industry, including career paths, responsibilities and industry expectations; apply business principles and practices while maintaining legal and ethical standards.

Program Courses

Core Courses
DFVB101 Survey of Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
DFVB102 Introduction to Filmmaking Applications & Design
DFVB103 Fundamentals of Video Production
DFVB105 Conceptual Storytelling
DFVB107 Fundamentals of Producing & Directing
DFVB111 Principles of Cinematography
DFVB113 Fundamentals of Editing
DFVB133 Lighting for Digital Film
DFVB202 Digital Cinematography
DFVB203 Editing
DFVB204 Acting & Directing
DFVB205 History of Film & Media
DFVB212 Broadcast Graphics I
DFVB213 Studio Production
DFVB214 Scriptwriting
DFVB222 Broadcast Graphics II
DFVB223 Intermediate Audio
DFVB233 Electronic Field Production
DFVB307 Media Theory & Criticism
DFVB308 Media Delivery Systems and Distribution
DFVB309 Portfolio I
DFVB313 Sound Design
DFVB323 Short Media Production
DFVB332 Senior Project Preparation
DFVB333 Senior Project Production
DFVB353 Compositing for Digital Film
DFVB409 Portfolio II
DFVB306 Internship or DFVB316 Media Production Workshop

Supporting Courses
AUDB101 Fundamentals of Audio
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 Digital Color Theory

General Education Courses
GEN101 English I
GEN102 English II
GEN105 Effective Speaking
GEN150 Mathematical Concepts and Connections
GEN399 General Education Capstone
Fine Arts - GEN205-GEN212

Program Electives

Humanities & Fine Arts 200-Level Elective
Humanities & Fine Arts 300-Level Elective
Mathematics Elective
Life Science 200-Level Elective
Physical & Life Science 200-Level Elective
Physical & Life Science 300-Level Elective
Social Science 200-Level Elective
Social Science 300-Level Elective

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Note: The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg 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.