The undergraduate Digital Filmmaking program provides you with the cutting-edge skills necessary to make powerful, meaningful and visually compelling films.
You're an artist, eager to create films that tell stories, challenge conventional thinking, inspire action, or elicit emotion. You want to make movies, and you've come to the right place. In our Digital Filmmaking program, you will develop both the technical skills that will make you competitive in your field, and the ability to turn your vision into a story that can be produced and distributed. You will engage with your peers as colleagues and collaborators, and create an understanding of the creative practice that incorporates the many roles required to successfully complete a project. You will be able to incorporate the full range of artistic opportunities available here, and to find inspiration in the diversity of creative practice that can be found at the College of Art and Design.
Digital Filmmaking is a unique medium that combines camera technique, style,
storytelling and time. By partnering with our Photography and Animation & Motion Media programs, the new Digital Filmmaking Major offers you many perspectives to expand your ideas. You will be introduced to a wide variety of perspectives that shape your finished artwork. You will explore and experiment, and find your individual voice while also working within a collaborative framework. You will build your skills and ideas through the process of making. In this manner, you can expand your skills while simultaneously exploring what you want to say with the tools you will use to say it.
You are the next generation of film and video storytellers. You will be empowered to seek out and tell stories that are compelling and important, using the latest digital media to find the broadest audience. As a graduate of the BFA in Digital Filmmaking program, you will enter the field prepared with skills, ideas, an understanding of this profession as well as a strong body of work that showcases your talents.
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 Video 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.
View student work from the BFA Digital Filmmaking Program.