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Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
Spring 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Filmmaking Certificate

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Division: Arts, Humanities and Learning Resources
Academic Dept: Arts
HEGIS: 5606
Curriculum Chair: Prof. R. Jenny Evans
Office: AAB-203
Telephone: 914-606-6192
Email: rosalind.evans@sunywcc.edu

A Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description

The Certificate in Digital Filmmaking is designed for students who seek to develop professional expertise in digital film production and postproduction. The certificate is suited to individuals seeking to enhance their skills in an existing job or those looking to launch a career in film, television or advertising. Students will learn the latest software in state-of-the-art labs from working film professionals. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in cinema history and theory, film aesthetics, screenwriting, camera operation, lighting, digital editing, and digital effects. Electives allow students to explore a variety of areas, including acting, stagecraft, computer animation, and motion graphics, in addition to an internship option.    

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Goal

To provide students with professional knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an entry level position in the film industry.

Learning Outcomes/Competencies

  1. Create a film demonstrating understanding of narrative film language.
  2. Use knowledge of screenplay formatting and techniques to write a script.
  3. Create a film demonstrating ability write, plan, shoot, and edit a 5-minute film.
  4. Apply knowledge and skills to a real world industry environment through a required internship.

Minimum Total Credits - 33

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Digital Filmmaking Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit www.sunywcc.edu/gainfulemployment

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