Media Arts - Digital Cinema and Media

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in digital cinema and media. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 64 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 50 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CINE 1000 Camera & Lighting I
An introductory course in the basics of camera functions, lighting and film style production principals for film and cinema production.
2
CINE 1010 Camera & Lighting I Lab
An application of the introductory practice of basic camera functions, lighting and film style production techniques for film and cinema production.
1
BRDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Media
An introduction to the history and technology of Mass Media. The history of print, radio, television, recorded music and the internet will be introduced along with a study of advertising, ethics, social impact, new technologies, government regulation and the future of media. Students are also introduced to audio and video editing tools in an effort to create projects such as podcasts and music videos.
3
CINE 1020 Camera & Lighting II
An intermediate course in camera and lens selection configuration and lighting for dramatic impact and corporate/commercial production. Analysis and study of select existing films and shot sequences will be used to further define production styles and approaches in film and video. Sound techniques relevant to these styles and music videos will be introduced.
2
CINE 1030 Camera & Lighting Lab II
An application of Film & Videography that focuses on camera and lens selection, configuration and lighting for dramatic impact and corporate/commercial production. Sound capture techniques relevant to these styles and music videos will be practiced.
1
ENTR 1050 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
The student will evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. The student will understand the role of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States and the impact on our national and global economy.
3
CINE 1100 Script Writing and Analysis
Script writing and analysis is designed to present students with a practical approach to scriptwriting techniques and formats. Writers will explore the various elements, structure and styles used in crafting all types of television script genres and motion picture screenplays. They will experience this process writing news, commercials, corporate video scripts, long form features, documentaries, short films and the first act of a feature-length script. Students will work in small groups to discuss script assignments and proposals. Writers’ work will be shared and discussed regularly in class, and short film scripts will be implemented by the Digital Cinema Film & Video Lab.
3
CINE 1200 Media Graphics
This course is designed to help students develop proficiency in and knowledge of digital graphics used in broadcasting, film and web-based media production. Students will learn raster and vector based graphics design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and gain hands-on experience in the integration of graphic design into video and motion graphics projects. Students will design graphics packages for broadcast, movie titles, full screen graphics, lower-third templates and understand image compression and manipulation for television, film and the web.
3
BRDC 1210 Television Production and Performance
Knowledge and skill development in camera operation, TV audio, lighting, videotape recorders, set and graphics design, electronic editing, electronic field production and principles of television production are featured. Also included are remote productions, TV studio and control room use and special effects. Jobs in TV are discussed.
3
INFO 1600 Personal Computer Systems Maintenance and Repair
Introduction to the maintenance, upgrading, and repair of personal computer systems. This course prepares the student for taking CompTIA's A+ Core hardware certification test. Lecture and lab experience on system hardware such as mother boards and memory, hard and floppy disk drives, expansion boards, video circuits, printers, monitors, power supplies, and I O devices.
3
INFO 1610 Personal Computer Systems Maintenance and Repair Lab
Lab experience for INFO 1600.
1
CINE 1700 Post Production I
Introduction to concepts and techniques of video and audio editing and post-production using a non-linear, computer-based production system.
1
CINE 1720 Post Production II
Continuation of concepts and techniques of video and audio editing and production using a non-linear, computer-based production system. The student will demonstrate comprehension of basic editing techniques to enhance visual storytelling. The student will learn to critically analyze shot construction, motion and composition in storytelling. The student will be introduced to motion graphics, effects and color correction techniques that will support their creativity and enhance their digital skill-set.
3
CINE 2000 Camera & Lighting III
An advanced class that explores set design, continuity, set etiquette and set dressing for drama, corporate and feature-product style production. Use of specialized lenses and lighting for commercial and music video as well as 3-D moving camera techniques discussed. Analysis and study of select existing films and shot sequences will be used to further define production styles and approaches relevant to student film and video techniques.
2
CINE 2010 Camera & Lighting III Lab
An applied lab class that practices techniques and applications of set design, continuity, set etiquette and set dressing for drama, corporate and feature-product style production. Use of specialized lenses and lighting for commercial and music video as well as 3-D moving camera techniques practiced.
1
BRDC 2180 Digital Storytelling I
After getting an overview and understanding of storytelling, students will use a mix of writing, video and audio production skills and techniques to produce and present feature-length television stories. Unlike regular news stories, which are typically under two minutes and give a broad overview, stories created in this course will be 5 minutes long and be more specific.
1
BRDC 2280 Digital Storytelling II
An advanced course that takes digital storytelling to the next level. Students will use a mix of writing, video and audio production skills and techniques to produce and present feature-length television stories.
1
CINE 2700 Post Production III
Advanced video and audio editing using industry standard television and film non-linear, computer-based production software. This class builds upon enhanced digital storytelling techniques and concepts. The student will video edit and audio sweeten short films, music videos, documentary projects, long form features and student directed movies created in the digital cinema program.
3
CINE 2720 Post Production IV
Professional level video and audio editing and 2D/3D motion graphics animation. The student will function as the online video editor, colorist and motion graphics specialist for Digital Cinema Film and Video lab short films, music videos, documentary projects, long form features and student directed movies.
3
AUDR 2800 Audio and Recording Projects I
Includes all aspects of a recording project. Depending on the nature of project preparation, it may include song and talent selection, recording and overdub sessions, mixdown sessions, and editing the master tape for mastering and pressing. Student must have sophomore standing in the audio and recording program.
2
AUDR 2820 Audio and Recording Projects II
Continuation of AUDR 2800.
2
AUDR 2900 Legal Protection of Musical Material
Study of copyright laws and how they apply to today's musical situations.
2
CINE 2982 Digital and Media Capstone
Students will produce professional-level projects appropriate to their individual areas of interest. Projects can include, but are not limited to, short films, documentaries, long form features, corporate videos, PSAs and commercials. Students will end the semester with an industry ready resume and demo reel. Sophomore standing. Course is to be taken during the student's final semester, prior to the completion of their AAS degree.
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Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1100 Foundations of Mathematics
This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, geometry and dimensional analysis, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics.
3

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AUDR 1600 Audio and Recording Techniques I
Introduction to recording studio technology equipment and terminology, including psychoacoustics, the limitations of the ear, and basic microphone design and construction.
2
AUDR 1615 Audio and Recording Techniques I Lab
Introduction to hands-on techniques utilized in recording studios. Students will be involved in mock recording sessions while learning how to operate the various components found in recording studios such as microphones, mixing consoles, multi-track recorders and two-track recorders.
1

Social Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

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