Certificate of Achievement

Digital Film Production                                        15 Units


Required Courses:

3.0 units Media 130 – Screenplay and Scriptwriting

3.0 units Media 152 – Introduction to Digital Film Production

3.0 units Media 153 –Intermediate Digital Film Production

3.0 units Media 161 – Digital Film Editing

3.0 units Media 165 – Motion Graphic Design and  Animation

 


MEDIA-100  Topics in Media and Communication Arts

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Media and Communications Arts. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

MEDIA-130 Screenplay and Scriptwriting

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG

This course provides instruction in writing scripts and treatments for a variety of media productions including film, television, and multimedia. Topics covered include theme, story development, plot outlines, dialogue, character, dramatic structure, script formats, and storyboarding.

 

MEDIA-152  Introduction to Digital Film Production

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course introduces students to the digital film production process.  Students will acquire filmmaking preproduction planning and scheduling skills.  Students will learn how to operate film equipment used during the production and will learn post-production workflow techniques to complete film projects.

 

MEDIA-153  Intermediate to Digital Film Production

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: MEDIA 152

This course, a continuation of MEDIA 152, provides students with advanced training in digital film production techniques.  Students will produce and direct a short narrative film.  They will learn advanced skills of operating film production equipment and of mastering post-production digital editing techniques.

 

MEDIA-161  Digital Film Editing

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is an introduction to desktop video skills for video, film and multimedia projects using Adobe Premiere Pro and related Adobe Creative Suite software on the Macintosh platform.Students will learn how to digitize video and audio; manage files, edit clips, and add effects, transitions and graphics to a desktop video project.Compression methods and CODECS for video streaming on the Internet, and publishing to CD-ROM and DVD will also be discussed.

 

MEDIA-165 Motion Graphic Design and Animation

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG

This course provides instruction in the design and animation of motion graphics using Adobe After Effects software. Topics covered include templates, key-framing, behavior-based animation, motion graphic design, visual effects design, building 3D scenes and project integration with Adobe Creative Suite applications.

 

MEDIA-298  Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Media Arts under the direction of an instructor.