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Digital Cinema, B.S.

Requirements

The BS Digital Cinema differs from traditional film degrees as it focuses on the new digital technologies, workflows, and production techniques that are revolutionizing the film and television industries. It covers the digital production range from corporate and educational production to narrative feature films. As an engaged learning production program it will allow students to study and practice in professional labs and workshops, which will lead to a professional portfolio upon graduation.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology  (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  (4.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors) (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses   
  Biology  3
  Physical Science-- ASTR 1040 Elementary Astronomy recommended 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Humanities Distribution- -ENGL 2200 Introduction to Literature or ENGL 2130 Science Fiction recommended 3
  Fine Arts Distribution-- THEA 1023 Introduction to Film recommended 3
  Social/Behavioral Science-- MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business recommended for Cinema Production  3
Discipline Core Requirements:   65 Credits
  DGM 1061 Motion Picture Editing 3
  DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I 4
  DGM 1510 Film Production Analysis  3
  DGM 1520 Corporate and Documentary Production  3
  DGM 2110 Digital Motion Picture Essentials  3
  DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials 3
  DGM 2320 Digital Photography and Compositing I  3
  DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television  3
  DGM 2540 Cinematography I 3
  DGM 2660 Digital Storyboarding 3
  DGM 3110 Corporate Issues in Digital Media 3
or DGM 3550 Producing I (3.0)  
  DGM 312G Digital Media for Intercultural Communication 3
  COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series (1.0) 1
  DGM 3220 Digital Media Project Management 3
or DGM 3530 Digital Film Production Management (3.0)     
  DGM 351R Digital Broadcasting 3
  DGM 3540 Cinematography II 3
  DGM 3560 Post Production 3
  DGM 3570 Digital Story Telling Workshop  (3.0)  3
  DGM 3580 Digital Cinema Production Workshop 3
  DGM 4310 Senior Projects I 3
  DGM 4410 Senior Projects II 3
  DGM 4560 Color Grading 3
Elective Requirements:   20 Credits
Take 20 credits from the following including 6 upper division credits. 20
  DGM 2340 Digital Output for Film (3.0)  
  DGM  2210 3D Modeling and Animation Essentials (4.0)  
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting I (3.0)  
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting (3.0)  
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting (3.0)  
  ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts (3.0)  
  ENTR 3170 Entrepreneurship (3.0)  
  ENTR 3180 Small Business Development (3.0)  
  ENTR 3190 Early-stage Financing (3.0)  
  THEA 3741 Script Writing II (3.0)  
     DGM  3320 Digital Photography and Compositing II (3.0)  
  THEA  3113 Acting for Film (3.0)  
  THEA 3614 Directing Actors for the Screen (3.0)  
  THEA 3516 Art Direction for Film (3.0)  
  THEA 3612 Directing Actors for the Stage II (3.0)  
  THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage I (3.0)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3.0)  
  DGM 481R Internship (1.0)  
  DGM 4630 Visual Effects and Compositing I (3.0)  
  DGM 454R Cinematography Workshop (3.0)  
  ENTR 4300 Strategic Innovation (3.0)  
  THEA 4741 Scriptwriting III (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. A minimum of 2.5 GPA in all discipline core courses with no grade lower than a C- required for graduation. To qualify for the portfolio review, DGM courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements, which includes a portfolio review and acceptance into the degree.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Flexible delivery options (e.g., online, hybrid, live interactive, evening, weekend, education centers) are available for this degree. These vary by semester. Please check the Schedule of Classes for the semester you plan to enroll.


Semester 1 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials 4
THEA 1023 Introduction To Film (recommended for Fine Arts Distribution) 3
DGM 1061 Motion Picture Editing 3
DGM 1510 Film Production Analysis 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Quantitative Literacy) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 1520 Corporate and Documentary Production 3
DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials 3
DGM 2320 Digital Photography and Compositing I 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business (recommended for Social/Behavioral Science Distribution) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
DGM 2110 Digital Motion Picture Essentials 3
DGM 2660 Digital Storyboarding 3
ASTR 1040 Elementary Astronomy (recommended for Physical Science Distribution) 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 4 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television 3
  Biology 3
ENGL 2200 or ENGL 2130 Introduction to Literature or Science Fiction (either recommended for Humanities Distribution) 3
HIST 1700 American Civilizations (recommended for American Institutions) 3
DGM 2540 Cinematography I 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
  Elective 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
DGM 3540 Cinematography II 3

DGM 3530 or

DGM 3220

Digital Film Production Management or

Digital Media Project Management
3
DGM 3570 Digital Story Telling Workshop 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
  Elective 4
  Elective 3
DGM 351R Digital Broadcasting 3
DGM 3580 Digital Cinema Production Workshop 3
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
 HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (recommended) 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4310 Senior Projects I 3
DGM 3560 Post Production 3
DGM 312G Digital Media for Intercultural Communication 3
  Elective (Upper Division) 3
  Elective 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4410 Senior Projects II 3
DGM 4560 Color Grading 3

DGM 3550 or

DGM 3110

Producing I or

Corporate Issues in Digital Media
3
  Elective (Upper Division) 3
  Biology or Physical Science 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Digital Media

Location:

CS 526

Telephone:

801-863-8485

Email:

schneigl@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/dgm

Chair:

Arlen Card

 
 

Mission Statement

Digital Media prepares students for careers in digital media. It equips students with foundation theories and procedures to develop sound multi-communication structures. It integrates: graphics, text animation, video and audio digital materials to entertain, educate, and communicate ideas through meaningful human interaction. Students in Digital Media (DGM) may earn either an AAS degree or a Bachelor's Degree.

 
 

Digital Media

Advisors:

 

 
 

Bachelor Admittance Requirement

Digital Media (DGM) requires all students seeking a bachelor’s degree to meet or exceed certain criteria to be eligible for the program. All sophomores and transfer students will need to apply to the program by completing a Portfolio Review. Eligibility for the bachelor program requires that all students receive a B- (2.75) or above in DGM courses. Additionally, this grade threshold must be maintained throughout the bachelor degree program to remain in good standing. Upper-division courses (3000 or 4000 level) cannot be taken unless accepted into the bachelor program.

Note: All freshmen should declare their “anticipated” degree when they complete their entrance application. Students accepted into the bachelor program must re-submit a new application at which time they must declare their “official” degree.

Laptop Requirement

Laptops will be required for many of the upper-division courses. Each degree will have its own laptop specifications. Please see a Digital Media advisor for details.

Faculty

Duane Andersen(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.F.A., Brigham Young University; M.F.A., State University of New York, Buffalo.

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Thor Anderson(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Associate Dean



B.A., German, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Kim Brown(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., Business Education/Administrative Systems, M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Arlen Card(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Department Chair, Faculty



B.M.A., M.M., Brigham Young University; J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School.

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Paul Cheney(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



A.A., General Education, Ricks College; B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Instructional Technology, Utah State University; Ph.D., (ABD), Instructional Technology, University of Virginia.

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Trudy Christensen(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Communications, Ph.D., Instructional Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Marty Clayton(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., Landscape Architecture, The Ohio State University; M.F.A., Animation, The Savannah College of Art & Design.

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Rodayne Esmay(2003)

Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., Art, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Illustration, Syracuse University.

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Michael Harper(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Department Co-Chair, Faculty



B.A., M.S., Geography Education, Utah State University.

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Dennis Lisonbee(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., University Studies; M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University.

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Alex Nibley(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Mass Communication, University of Utah; M.F.A., Directing & Arts Administration, American Conservatory Theatre.

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Anthony Romrell(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., Art, M.F.A., Utah State University.

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Robert Trim(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Communications, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

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Michael Wisland(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri.

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Careers

Careers:  

Because of extensive use of digital media in nearly every area of our lives, graduates will find themselves in demand by diverse organizations which use digital technology to communicate ideas.  For example, graduates may work with medical teams to develop training materials to describe new surgical techniques to physicians, or work with a team to create an educational game.  They may work as video or audio specialists on a documentary, or create an interactive web site to support a company's retail efforts or as administrative information management professionals. 

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