The undergraduate Digital Filmmaking program provides you with the cutting-edge skills necessary to make powerful, meaningful and visually compelling films.
The Digital Filmmaking program challenges you to find your voice and capture the stories you want to tell. We provide you the tools and vocabulary to make your vision a reality. Through our seminar courses, we examine work and successful projects in collaborative discussions and presentations. Fostering innovation and new ideas, we learn about contemporary and historical work, building on the past and present to make the artwork of the future. You are equipped with knowledge in writing and planning a project, filming and camera techniques, sound recording, and post-production techniques. We emphasize the collaborative nature of the medium and offer you a chance to take on different roles in producing a story.
As an artist in Digital Filmmaking you begin with a series of core disciplines that are at the foundation of your process. Filming and editing establish your critical eye and distinct artistic voice. As you evolve through the program you immerse yourself in vocabulary of the medium and collaborate on process-based projects that cultivate your aesthetic.
We encourage you to explore different ways of storytelling as you discover innovative uses for video. With so many types of filmmaking; from web-based shorts to full-length features, you are pushed to develop your own expertise. All forms of time-based expression are supported – from fictional narratives, documentary projects, to experimental video forms.
Digital Filmmaking is a unique medium that combines camera technique, style, storytelling and time. By partnering with the Photography and Animation and Motion Media programs, we offer multiple perspectives to expand your vision that can shape a finished film. We are committed to hands-on learning by building your skills and ideas through the process of making. You will expand your skills while simultaneously discovering your voice. You will enter the field prepared with technical skills, inspiration, a professional understanding of the industry, and a strong portfolio that showcases your journey.
This core seminar is an important part of the foundation year. This course emphasizes narrative and structure, working with students to craft their vision and storytelling abilities through hands-on experience.
Working on a wide variety of projects, students build their skills through hands-on practice, demonstrations and assignments that explore the many ways the camera and lens can tell a visual story. Each week the class builds on these skills, introducing basic lighting and editing techniques to enhance the complexity of their filmmaking. Students will shoot footage in a wide variety of ways, using new techniques each week to build their skills and vocabulary with the camera.
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Video and Animation Department
Animation and Motion Media
Animation and Motion Media BFA
Animation Professional Certificate
Digital Filmmaking BFA
Digital Filmmaking Minor
All Art and Design Majors and Minors
Liberal Arts and General Education
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Animation graduate, Tim Smith (class of 2016), is seeing the world from a whole new perspective.