Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
AIU offers a professionally-focused BFA in Media Production degree program with a specialization in Digital Film and Post Production that can give students an opportunity to learn industry-current knowledge and skills applicable in today’s film, video and audio markets. This program offers an opportunity to learn the art and science of digital filmmaking. You can immerse yourself in each phase of the process by creating your own film and video project. Students 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
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|ENGL 106||English Composition I||4.5|
|ENGL 107||English Composition II||4.5|
|MATH 125||General College Mathematics||4.5|
|UNIV 103||Academic and Professional Success||4.5|
|UNIV 106||Technology and Information Literacy||4.5|
|UNIV 109||Interpersonal Communication||4.5|
|Humanities (2 Courses)||9|
|Natural Sciences (2 Courses)||9|
|Social and Behavorial Sciences (2 Courses)||9|
|General Education Electives (1 Courses)||4.5|
|Total Credit Hours:||58.5|
Lower Division Core
|DFAP 101||Production Techniques I||4.5|
|DFAP 102||Audio Production I||4.5|
|DFAP 201||Screenwriting I||4.5|
|DFAP 202||Postproduction I||4.5|
|DFAP 211||Camera & Lighting I||4.5|
|DFAP 304||American Cinema||4.5|
|Total Credit Hours:||27|
Upper Division Core
|DFAP 205||Audio Production II||4.5|
|DFAP 300||Field Recording Techniques||4.5|
|DFAP 309||Production Techniques II||4.5|
|DFAP 314||Media Postproduction II||4.5|
|DFAP 318||Producing I||4.5|
|DFAP 411||Pitching and Project Management||4.5|
|Total Credit Hours:||31.5|
|Total Credit Hours:||9|
Digital Film and Post Production Track
|DFAP 310||Production Techniques III||4.5|
|DFAP 320||Film and Audio Aesthetics||4.5|
|DFAP 210||Screenwriting II||4.5|
|DFAP 400||Advanced Production I||4.5|
|DFAP 401||Senior Project I||4.5|
|DFAP 402||Senior Project II||4.5|
|DFAP 422||Camera & Lighting II||4.5|
|DFAP 423||Advanced Digital Cinematography||4.5|
|DFAP 444||Postproduction Recording||4.5|
|DFAP 445||Postproduction III||4.5|
|DFAP 447||Animation and Motion Graphics||4.5|
|Total Credit Hours:||54|
Total Credit Hours: 180
By studying key topics in Digital Film and Post Production to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, AIU can give you an opportunity to learn a solid foundation in the areas of audio and electronic music production, general media production, editing, and computer-animation and special-effects production. For a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Production with a specialization in Digital Film and Post Production, your classes may include:
Production Techniques III
Students continue to develop their technical and creative skills as they create a longer-form and more advanced motion picture project. Particular emphasis will be placed on directing actors and use of the camera as an expressive tool. This concludes the first half of the production process, which will be completed in the second course, DFAP 445 Postproduction III.
Film and Audio Aesthetics
In this course, students learn to analyze film in terms of form, structure, cinematography, editing and use of sound and music.
Students continue to develop their skills in screenwriting, with particular focus on character driven, three-act narrative structure, story development and crafting dialog.
Advanced Production I
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.
Senior Project I
Students will take an advanced-level project from concept through principle photography. Projects started in this course will be completed in DFAP 402 Senior Project II.
Senior Project II
Students will "finish" and distribute projects started in DFAP 401 Senior Project I. Particular focus will be placed upon the creation of a professional-quality, festival-ready package.
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.
Camera & Lighting II
In this course, students develop advanced skills in motion picture photography and a greater appreciation of lighting techniques and style. Topics will include genre-appropriate lighting techniques, source lighting, lighting for composite and special effects photography, and lighting for the mobile camera.
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.
Students develop skills needed to create a professional film soundtrack, including: effects editing, automatic dialog replacement (ADR), dialog editing and Foley recording.
This advanced level course concentrates on workflow options and the "finishing" of digital video productions. Students edit their productions to a high standard, including titles, music, special effects and grading. Output, compression and DVD authoring will also be covered. In addition, lectures on various editing styles and techniques and the building of narrative structure enhance and build on the practical aspects of the course.
Animation and Motion Graphics
In this course students explore and develop new motion graphics/animation projects using industry-standard software. Students will develop their skills in the area of animation and time-based motion graphics using industry-standard software such as Adobe After Effects.
From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of opportunities available to 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
- Reduced Military Tuition Rate – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
- Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly credit policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits needed toward your degree
- Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, qualifying military service, or eligible work experience
For more information, review the 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 Credit Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your eligible past work and qualifying military experience
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Classes Start May 30, 2018