Program Details

Program Outline

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Production with a specialization in Film Production teaches the art and science of digital filmmaking. Immerse yourself in each phase of the process by creating your own film and video project. You can gain hands on experience with screenwriting, filming, working with talent, lighting, and camera operation and editing the final product.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough technical understanding of the three phases of the motion picture production process (preproduction, production and postproduction).
  • Generate and properly utilize industry-standard paperwork to track and control all three phases of motion picture production.
  • Demonstrate technical competency with various industry-standard software, camera, grip and lighting, and recording technologies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of on-set protocol/behavior and professionalism appropriate to field, studio and postproduction applications.
  • Contribute appropriately in a variety of positions to the production of motion picture projects.
  • Develop film/video projects from concept to finished product, on time and on budget, to a client’s specifications.
  • Organize and manage self-directed film/video production projects

Requirements

General Education

COMP 101Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205Art Appreciation

4.5

HUMA 215Topics in Cultural Studies

4.5

MATH 125General College Mathematics

4.5

or

MATH 133College Algebra

4.5

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

4.5

or

PRES 111Presentation Essentials

4.5

SSCI 206Aspects of Psychology

4.5

SSCI 210Sociology

4.5

SCIE 206Biology

4.5

SCIE 207Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives

General Elective

4.5

Internship/General Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:9

Lower Division Core

DFAP 101Production Techniques I

4.5

DFAP 102Audio Production I

4.5

DFAP 201Screenwriting I

4.5

DFAP 202Postproduction I

4.5

DFAP 211Camera & Lighting I

4.5

DFAP 304American Cinema

4.5

Total Credit Hours:27

Upper Division Core

DFAP 205Audio Production II

4.5

DFAP 300Field Recording Techniques

4.5

DFAP 309Production Techniques II

4.5

DFAP 314Media Postproduction II

4.5

DFAP 318Producing I

4.5

DFAP 411Pitching and Project Management

4.5

DFAP 412Portfolio

4.5

Total Credit Hours:31.5

Specialization

Digital film and Post Production

DFAP 310Production Techniques III

4.5

DFAP 320Film and Audio Aesthetics

4.5

DFAP 210Screenwriting II

4.5

DFAP 400Advanced Production I

4.5

DFAP 401Senior Project I

4.5

DFAP 402Senior Project II

4.5

DFAP 415Directing

4.5

DFAP 422Camera & Lighting II

4.5

DFAP 423Advanced Digital Cinematography

4.5

DFAP 444Postproduction Recording

4.5

DFAP 445Postproduction III

4.5

DFAP 447Animation and Motion Graphics

4.5

Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Film Aesthetics

In this course, students learn to analyze film in terms of form, structure, cinematography, editing and use of sound and music.

Advanced Digital Cinematography

In this advanced course, students explore of the potential of the video camera. Included are the elements of lenses and filters, shot framing and composition, color theory, non-tripod shooting techniques, internal electronics, aesthetics, and editing.

Advanced Production

In this intensive course, students apply principles and techniques to create an advanced production motion picture project. Students are expected to finish a professional-quality work, worthy of inclusion on their show reel.

Music Mixing & Mastering

Students examine the role and responsibility of the director. Also covered is the director's role in each of the three phases of film production, including scripting, casting, creative work with actors, camera and lighting design and communicating effectively with the crew in order to achieve a specific vision.

Film Screenwriting II

Students continue to develop their skills in screenwriting, with particular focus on character driven, three-act narrative structure, story development and crafting dialog.

Post-production Recording

Students develop skills needed to create a professional film soundtrack, including: effects editing, automatic dialog replacement (ADR), dialog editing and Foley recording.

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Classes Start January 11, 2017