Digital Video (BA)

Digital Video (BA)

Digital Film Production Degree

Innovate in a new world of digital filmmaking and video production

A 21st Century Film Production Degree combining advanced digital filmmaking technology with innovative artistry.

Offered by an elite technology college, UAT’s Digital Video Bachelor of Arts is a film production degree that prepares students to take on the challenge of storytelling with contemporary relevance. Our digital video production degree immerses students in leading-edge technologies and environments that are essential to today’s film, television, video production, news gathering, animation, visual effects, gaming, web and interface design industries. This film production degree combines the best in class elements of digital filmmaking technologies and artistic production material to create an advanced and relevant degree for students looking for a career in digital filmmaking and video production. The focus of this film production degree is creating digital video production professionals who will have mastery over the dynamic and ever-evolving realm of 21st century film technology and artistry.

Students within this film production major will explore, design, and assemble pre-production materials to complement digital video works including screenplays, character building, storyboards, and shot lists to help you become a maestro of digital filmmaking. Building from this base of the film production degree, students will complete digital filmmaking projects such as short fiction films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, animations, visual effects shorts and more. Students of the Digital Video Bachelor of Arts film production degree will be prepared to exhibit their high quality professional camerawork, film composition, and lighting skills that reflect film production industry-standard methods and techniques.
Graduates of UAT’s film production degree, Digital Video Bachelor of Arts, will possess the capability and insight to succeed in digital filmmaking’s dynamic medium. Film production degree graduates will be prepared for careers in digital filmmaking, editing, & animation, and motion picture production.

With technology advancing at rapid speeds, digital filmmaking and the creativity behind storytelling is evolving. Through UAT’s film production degree, Digital Video Bachelor of Arts, you will gain the ability to influence your audience to feel the emotions behind of your creative mind using the film industry’s most advanced technology.

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Digital Video Course Description

From the big screen of the local multiplex to the small screen of your favorite portable device, and everywhere in between, digital cinema is emerging as the ubiquitous communication medium of the 21st century. The Digital Video degree at UAT prepares students to become the creative technologists who work behind the scenes to bring these productions to life. Through explorations of the aesthetic principles of visual storytelling as established by the 100+ year history of cinema and animation, students can effectively communicate a message to an audience. Through the use and mastery of industry-standard production and postproduction tools, Digital Video students apply those principles to produce polished and professional completed works with applications in the diverse industries of film, television, video production, animation, visual effects, and motion graphics. As innovations in digital image acquisition, tapeless recording workflows, animation, motion capture, postproduction and content distribution—to name but a few—continue to become the new standards of this industry, graduates from UAT’s Digital Video program will be uniquely positioned to apply new technological solutions to the task of delivering visual content to the ever-hungrier 21st century audience.
Digital Video Degree

Digital Film Production Degree Degree Objectives

  • Design and assemble preproduction materials to complement digital video works, including screenplays, character descriptions and designs, storyboards and shot lists.
  • Produce complete digital cinema projects such as short fiction films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, animations, visual effects shots and more that exhibit professional quality in terms of camera work, composition and lighting and deliver them using multiple distribution methods.
  • Integrate composite shots (either visual effects OR motion graphics) into complete works by employing industry-standard compositing tools and techniques to produce a digital cinema project that incorporates live-action video, textured and lit 3D environments, and animated or motion-captured CG characters.
  • Communicate stories and characters through acting, animation and/or motion capture.
  • Edit, mix and color grade digital cinema projects using industry standard non-linear editors and postproduction tools.
  • Record, edit and mix high quality audio, including location dialogue, background ambiance, sound effects, ADR and music, which are integrated into a complete digital cinema production.

Digital Film Production Degree Program Information

  • Program Credits: 120
  • Major Credits: 36
  • Semesters to completion: 8

Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and a Student Innovation Project.

For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT Fast Facts page.

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