Communication Arts: Digital Filmmaking (A.S.)

HEGIS: 5606

SUNY CODE: 2191

Digital Filmmaking presents the fundamentals of independent moviemaking, the documentary, video journalism, commercial advertising, public relations, computer graphic interface and web-based delivery of electronic media content. Digital video and audio production, scriptwriting, film and mass media studies, digital and traditional photography and computer graphic studies are combined with a strong liberal arts base in a highly-transferable degree, while preparing graduates for entry level positions in digital filmmaking.

The goals of this program are to:

  • prepare students to engage in pre-production, production, and post-production related to the creation of visual digital media content for distribution via disc, internet, broadcast, satellite or other means of distribution;
  • prepare students to analyze target audiences and create messages designed to satisfy the expectations of a target audience;
  • prepare students to operate and utilize the equipment involved in digital image and sound production, both on location in a remote setting or in a studio environment; and
  • prepare students to work collaboratively with other team members to achieve stated digital media project objectives.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • produce effective visual digital media content for distribution via various media technologies;
  • identify target audiences and produce messages designed to satisfy target audience expectations;
  • utilize digital media production technologies to create images and sounds in a variety of production settings; and
  • collaborate with production team members to achieve desired digital media project objectives.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Students are well-prepared for transfer into traditional film studies programs, and the Digital Filmmaking degree meets the SUNY General Education requirements for transferability. Transfer agreements exist with SUC at Fredonia and SUC at Plattsburgh. Students may choose to enter into a number of fields of media production, including independent filmmaking, broadcasting, public relations, marketing or advertising.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

IS 115Computer Applications I

3

HU 159Applied Media Aesthetics

3

HU 161Intro to the Film

3

English Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16
English elective; Choose one from EN 123, EN 133, EN 137, EN 236, EN 251, EN 255 or EN 261

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

HU 138Intro Audio Production

4

HU 146Intro Comp Graphics & Design

3

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Physical Education Elective

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Laboratory Science Elective: Choose from Natural Sciences Category

2nd Year

3rd Semester

EN 270Writing for Electronic Media

3

HU 148Digital Photography

3

HU 165Intro Mass Media

3

HU 257Intermediate TV Production

4

Math Elective

3

Physical Education Elective

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Math Elective: MA 124 or higher

4th Semester

HU 255Digital Filmmaking

4

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

English/Humanities Elective

3

Science Elective

3

Social Science Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Social Science Selective: American History, Western Civilization or Other World Civilizations

 

English/Humanities Elective : Choose from one of the following - EN 223, HU 111, HU 115, HU 211, or HU 212

Total Credit Hours: 64

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.