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Digital and Film Arts


Learn to work with various film, digital video and analog video formats; how to purchase and repair equipment; and how to assess media production needs.  Program includes internship opportunities at television stations, production centers, industrial video facilities and audio production studios.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTDIGIFILM/MDF/****(see concentration codes below)

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Become a media center manager; television/film camera operator, digital video editor or commercial producer; script writer or audio technician.

Academic options: Students planning to transfer to a four-year Digital Video and Film Arts degree program should pursue a Digital Arts Associate degree simultaneously with this certificate.

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Program/Major Codes: CRTDIGIFILM/MDF/**** (see concentration codes below)

Program Requirements

Department faculty approval is recommended when selecting a concentration.

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 Film Editing 4
DAR 124 Writing for Film and Television 3
DAR 173 History of American Cinema
Subtotal 13

Core Concentrations

Complete courses from one of the following concentrations with a C or better:

Course # Course Title Credits
Cinematography (Concentration Code:  MDFC)
DAR 175 Cinematography 3
DAR 205 Lighting for Film and Video 4
DAR 215 Advanced Cinematography 4
DAR 217 Post Production for Film 4
Subtotal 15
Digital Video Production (Concentration Code:  MDFD)
DAR 125 Digital Video Production I 3
DAR 205 Lighting for Film and Video 4
DAR 225 Digital Video Production II 4
DAR 277 Film/Video Production Financing 3
Subtotal 14
Sound Design (Concentration Code:  MDFS)
DAR 177 Location Sound for Film/Video 4
DAR 218 Introduction to Film Music 3
DAR 275 Basic Audio Production 4
DAR 276 Advanced Audio Production 4
Subtotal 15
Animation (Concentration Code:  MDFA)
DAR 176 Film Animation 3
DAR 250 Computer 2D Animation : Adobe After Effects 4
DAR 251 Computer 3D Animation: Maya 4
DAR 252 Interactive Design I 4
Subtotal 15
Total 27-28