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
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:
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.
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.
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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Ways to Save
From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.
- Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
- Military Discounts– AIU Online offers a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
- Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
- Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience
For more information, download AIU guides below:
- Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
- Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
- Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience