Digital Film Student

Communication Major/Digital Film Making Concentration (B.S.)

The Digital Film Making concentration under the Communication Major requires seven courses in addition to the Communication Core. These courses provide students with a complete understanding of basic video production techniques and aesthetics.

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Digital Film Making students focus on the aesthetics of a variety of media and get hands-on experience producing video projects beginning their first semester on campus. Hands-on experience in the Digital Media Center's state-of-the-art digital television studio combined with an extensive use of field equipment give students an understanding of the challenges they will face when they go out on their internships. The history, market, and regulatory environment of the industry are also covered in courses that prepare students for managerial roles in this exciting and expanding industry. Students in the Digital Film Making concentration may also opt to complete a hands-on thesis project in their senior year.

After graduation, Digital Film Making students start careers in the broadcast industry, or work for private production houses.

School of Communication Curriculum Requirements

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125


Freshman - Credits: 32

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3) 
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Digital Filmmaking Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
CMM 100 - Media Aesthetics (Cr: 3)
CMM 106 - Media and Culture I (Cr: 3)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Requirement
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Digital Filmmaking Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
CMM 107 - Media and Culture II (Cr: 3)
CMM 207 - Writing for Media (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Requirement
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Digital Filmmaking Electives   (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 12)  (two must be above the 100 level)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
CMM 306 - Social Impact of the Media (Cr: 3)
CMM 370 - Communication Research Methods (Cr: 3)
CMM 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Digital Filmmaking Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
CMM 380 - Media Ethics and Law (Cr: 3)
CMM 400 - Contemporary Issues in Media Studies (Cr: 3)
CMM 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
CMM 489D - Senior Thesis I - Production (Cr: 3)
CMM 490D - Senior Thesis II - Production (Cr: 3)

Digital Film Making Electives

Students choose seven (7) courses from the following:

CMM 110 - Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (Cr: 3)
CMM 230 - The Contemporary Television Industry (Cr: 3)
CMM 255 - Writing for the Screen (Cr: 3)
CMM 281 - TV Studio Production I (Cr: 3)
CMM 282 - TV Studio Production II (Cr: 3)
CMM 374 - Advanced Digital Filmmaking: Documentary and Narrative (Cr: 3)
CMM 410 - Contemporary Techniques in Digital Filmmaking (Cr: 3)
CMM 425 - Engaging Clients Through Digital Filmmaking (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop strong digital film production skills

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the media industry

3. Create, plan, and produce video projects in multiple genres

4. Effectively collaborate on video productions with project clients

5. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse with the Digital Film Making discipline

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