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Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking (AS) Communications Studies Total Units: 32
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Term Effective: Fall 2019


The Digital Filmmaking major is designed to provide students with a foundation in film history and film form as well as in field production and postproduction techniques for digital filmmaking. The program will prepare students for broadcast and commercials, digital photography, documentary/biography production, legal and forensic video production, duplication and transfer, DVD authoring/mastering, videos for websites, online advertisements, public service announcements, industrial and corporate training videos, live internet streaming, live seminar capture, music videos, post production/editing, sports/performance events, media tech work on live events (including video production troubleshooting), and we video production/encoding.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Produce a professional quality video project using industry standard non-linear editing software and audio editing software; and
  2. use DVD authoring software to create a project with multiple menus and special features for playback on the Web or DVD.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking (AS) program are:

  • Complete 32 units from
    • Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking Core Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking Core Requirements - complete 31.00 units
CS 50.32 Web / Interactive Media Projects4.00
CS 74.11 Introduction to Digital Media3.00
CS 74.21A Digital Video Post Production Techniques 11.50
CS 74.21B Digital Video Post Production Techniques 21.50
JOUR 55 Multimedia Reporting3.00
MEDIA 10 Film Appreciation4.00
MEDIA 19 Multi-Camera Studio Production4.00
MEDIA 20 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
APTECH 63 3D Animation: Modeling and Rigging4.00
APTECH 64 3D Animation: Visual Effects, Character Anim. & Compositing4.00
ART 82 Beginning Digital Photography3.00
CS 70.11B Adobe Photoshop 23.00
CS 74.21C Digital Video Post-Production Techniques 33.00
MEDIA 21 Intermediate Digital Filmmaking4.00
MEDIA 22 Screenwriting3.00
MEDIA 123 Intermediate Screenwriting3.00
THAR 63 Acting in Film, Television and Voice-over3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2019

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2020

Previous Versions:

Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking - effective Fall 2016
Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking - effective Fall 2015
Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking - effective Fall 2014
Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking - effective Fall 2012
Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking - effective Spring 2011

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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