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Digital and Film Arts

Associate of Applied Science

** Program Inactivated **

This certificate has been inactivated. 
No new students are being accepted into this certificate program.

Prepare for a career in television, film, video or other media. Courses cover filming, editing, production, design, lighting, script writing and photography. Students also have internship opportunities.  Students seeking to transfer into a digital/film arts program at a university should pursue an Associate of Arts degree. 

Program/Major Codes: AASDIGIFILM/MEF

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Leads to careers in television, film and audio production, including producer, editor, director, writer, camera operator, sound designer, web designer and graphic designer.

Academic options: Transfer to the Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program at Arizona State University. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
DAR 103 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
DAR 115 Digital Video Editing 4
DAR 124 Writing for Film and Television 3
DAR 125 Digital Cinematography I 4
DAR 173 History of American Cinema 3
DAR 175 Cinematography 3
DAR 205 Lighting for Film and Video 4
DAR 217 Post Production for Film 4
DAR 225 Digital Cinematography II 4
DAR 275 Basic Audio Production 4
DAR 285 Documentary Television and Film Production 4
DAR 286 Digital Cinematography Capstone 4
Subtotal 44

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102 English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102] 3
Electives Select 1 course from the following list:
DAR 176, 224, 290E2
Subtotal 10-11
Total 66-67

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication Requirement: WRT 101 and 102 fulfill this requirement; Computer and Information Literacy Requirement: CSA 100 fulfills this requirement.