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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 (3.0) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0) (recommended for Business majors)  
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 1 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Humanities Distribution 2 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 4 3
Discipline Core Requirements:   71 Credits
  DGM 1061 Motion Picture Editing 3
  DGM 1500 Intro to Digital Cinema 1
  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 2340 Digital Output for Film 3
  DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television  3
  DGM 2540 Cinematography I 3
  DGM 2570 Intro to Digital Storytelling 3
  DGM 2661 Digital Storyboarding for Cinema 3
  DGM 312G Digital Media for Intercultural Communication 3
  DGM 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
  DGM 3520 Digital Motion Picture Production 3
  DGM 3530 Digital Film Production Management  3
  DGM 3540 Cinematography II 3
  DGM 3550 Producing I 3
  DGM 3560 Post Production 3
  DGM 3570 Digital Story Telling Workshop  3
  DGM 3580 Digital Cinema Directing Workshop 3
  DGM 4310 Senior Capstone I 3
  DGM 4410 Senior Capstone II 3
  DGM 4550 Producing II 3
  DGM 4560 Color Grading 3
Elective Requirements:   14 Credits
Take 14 credits from the following including 6 upper division credits. 14
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting (3.0)  
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting (3.0)  
  ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts (3.0)  
  DGM  2210 3D Modeling and Animation Essentials (4.0)  
  DGM 281R Internship (1.0)  
     DGM  3110 Corporate Issues in Digital Media (3.0)  
     DGM  3320 Digital Photography and Compositing II (3.0)  
     DGM  351R Digital Broadcasting (3.0)  
     DGM  3621 Hard Surface Modeling (3.0)  
  DGM 454R Cinematography Workshop (3.0)  
  DGM 4630 Technical Direction for Animation and Game Development I (3.0)  
  DGM 481R Internship (1.0)  
  ENTR 3170 Entrepreneurship (3.0)  
  ENTR 3180 Small Business Development (3.0)  
  ENTR 3190 Early-stage Financing (3.0)  
  ENTR 4300 Strategic Innovation (3.0)  
  THEA 1033 Acting I (3.0)  
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting I (3.0)  
  THEA  3113 Acting for Film (3.0)  
  THEA 3516 Art Direction for Film (3.0)  
  THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen (3.0)  
  THEA 3612 Directing Actors for the Stage (3.0)  
  THEA 3614 Directing Actors for the Screen (3.0)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3.0)  
  THEA 3741 Script Writing II (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.
Footnote:
1- ASTR 1040 Elementary Astronomy recommended for Cinema Production
2- ENGL 2200 Introduction to Literature or ENGL 2130 Science Fiction recommended for Cinema Production.
3- THEA 1023 Introduction to Film recommended
4- MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business recommended

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. (Note: This graduation plan has not been updated, please contact the department for the most updated plan.)

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

Semester 1 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 1500 Intro to Digital Cinema 1
DGM 1510  Film Production Analysis 3
DGM 1520 Corporate and Documentary Production 3
Physical Science See List 3
ENGL 1010  Introduction to Writing 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or 2
Fitness for Life
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 1061 Motion Picture Editing 3
DGM 2320 Digital Photography and Compositing I 3
DGM 2570 Intro to Storytelling 3
MAT1030/MAT 1035/MATH 1040/1050/1090 Quantitative Literacy 3
Fine Arts See List 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2130  Digital Audio Essentials 3
DGM 2540 Cinematography I 3
DGM 2661 Digital Storyboarding 3
ENGL 2010  Intermediate Writing 3
Humanities See List 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television 3
DGM 2110  Digital Motion Picture Essentials 3
DGM 2340 Digital Output for Film 3
Biology See List 3
Elective See List 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 3520 Motion Picture Production 3
DGM 3540 Cinematography II 3
DGM 3550  Producing I  3
DGM 3570 Digital Story Telling Workshop 3
Elective Elective (Upper Division) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 3530  Digital Film Production Management  3
DGM 3560  Post Production 3
DGM 3580 Digital Cinema Directing Workshop 3
DGM 4550 Producing II 3
DGM 4560 Color Grading 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4310  Senior Capstone I 3
DGM 312G Digital Media for Intercultural Communication 3
DGM 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
American Institutions See List 3
Social/Behavioral Science See List 3
Elective See List 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4410 Senior Capstone II 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Elective See List 3
Elective See List 3
Biology or Physical Science See List 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:

Kim Brown

 
 

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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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., Instructional Technology, University of Virginia.

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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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Daniel Hatch(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



A.A., Graphic Design & Print, Utah Valley Community College; B.S., Graphic Design, Art Institute of Pittsburgh; M.F.A., Graphic Design, Vermong College of Fine Arts.

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Clayton Lantz(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Digital Media, Utah Valley 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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Bill Otto(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Visual Arts/Media, University of California, San Diego; M.F.A., Cinematography, American Film Institute.

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Owen Peterson(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



A.A., Theatre & Music, Western Wyoming Community College; B.A., Theatre Studies, Brigham Young University; MEAE, Entertainment Arts & Engineering; University of Utah.

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Anthony Romrell(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., M.F.A., Art, 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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