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The Digital Filmmaking Certificate and 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.
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Program Student Lerning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the students will be able to:
- Produce a professional quality video project using industry standard non-linear editing software and audio editing software; and
- use DVD authoring software to create a project with multiple menus and special features for playback on the Web or DVD.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence (PDF opens in a new window).
The requirements for the Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking (AS) program are:
Complete 29 units from
- Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking Core Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking Core Requirements - complete 28.00 units|
|CS 50.32||Web and Digital Media Projects||4.00|
|CS 74.11||Introduction to Digital Media||3.00|
|CS 74.21A||Digital Video Post Production Techniques 1||1.50|
|CS 74.21B||Digital Video Post Production Techniques 2||1.50|
|CS 74.21C||Digital Video Post Production Techniques 3||3.00|
|CS 74.21D||Digital Video Post Production Techniques 4||3.00|
|MEDIA 10||Film Appreciation||4.00|
|MEDIA 20||Introduction to Digital Filmmaking||4.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:|
|APTECH 43||Computer Modeling and Animation with 3D Studio Max||3.00|
|APTECH 63||3D Animation: Modeling and Rigging||4.00|
|APTECH 64||3D Animation: Visual Effects, Character Anim. & Compositing||4.00|
|CS 50.11A||Creating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 1||1.50|
|CS 50.11B||Creating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 2||1.50|
|MEDIA 19||Multi-Camera Studio Production||4.00|
|MEDIA 21||Intermediate Digital Filmmaking||4.00|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
|LIR 30||Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
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.
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.