Digital Filmmaking Certificate

27 Credits

Program Description

The purpose of the Digital Filmmaking Certificate Program is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of a broad range of the technical and creative disciplines at play in Digital Film production, and to lead student to quickly develop competencies in these disciplines while preparing for immediate work in the field.

Students will develop, write and produce a variety of short film projects while exploring all stages of motion picture production. With hands-on guidance from experienced industry professionals, students will develop specific competencies in areas including production management, screenwriting, camera operation, lighting, audio recording and video editing. Along the way, students may have the opportunity to earn third-party certification in various industry-standard software applications (Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling, AVID Media Composer, ProTools, etc.)

Through this intensive program, students will develop skillsets desired by hiring producers in the motion picture industry, gain experience collaborating on set in industry-simulated environments, create work that showcases their creative and technical talents, and hone their ability to produce work as a Digital Filmmaker.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the three phases of the motion picture production process (preproduction, production and postproduction) and the contributions of technical specialists at each
  • Appropriately apply various industry-standard software, hardware, and techniques in a practical setting
  • Demonstrate appropriate protocol, behavior and professionalism as applicable in field, studio and postproduction environments
  • Contribute appropriately in a variety of positions to the production of motion picture projects


Certificate Courses

DFAP 101Production Techniques I


DFAP 201Screenwriting I


DFAP 202Postproduction I


DFAP 211Camera & Lighting I


DFAP 300Field Recording Techniques


DFAP 318Producing I


Total Credit Hours: 27