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Digital Cinema Production, B.S.

Requirements

The BS degrees in Digital Cinema Production trains students in the development, production, and post-production process of filmed media content for a variety of platforms. Using a hands-on, practical approach, students learn the tools, equipment, technologies, software, and protocols that are used on sets and post-production facilities, large and small, throughout the world. The curriculum focuses on creating character driven stories and how to use emerging digital technologies to enhance storytelling. Advanced students can choose to focus their study on different skill-sets within the digital cinema production process including, but not limited to, directing for digital cinema, writing for digital cinema, cinematography, production, post-production, documentary, and sports broadcasting.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010  Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following:  3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2)  
Distribution Courses   
  Biology  3
  Physical Science  3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Humanities Distribution  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  1 3
  Social/Behavioral Science  2 3
Discipline Core Requirements:   80 Credits
  DGM 1061 Digital Cinema Editing I 3
  DGM 1500 Intro to Digital Cinema 1
  DGM 1510 Film Production Analysis  3
  DGM 1520 Digital Cinema Production I  3
  CINE 217G Race Class and Gender in U S Cinema 3
or DGM 312G Digital Media for Intercultural Communication (3)  
or RUS 367G History of Russian Film (3)  
or RUS 416G Post Soviet Russian Media and Film (3)  
  DGM 2110 Digital Cinema Production II  3
  DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials 3
  CINE 2312 Film History II 3
  DGM 2320 Digital Photography and Compositing I  3
  DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television  3
  DGM 2540 Cinematography I 3
  DGM 2570 Storytelling for Digital Media I 3
or THEA 2742 Scriptwriting for the Screen (3)  
  DGM 2661 Visualization for Digital Cinema-Pre-Directing 3
  DGM 302R Digital Cinema Production Lecture Series-CineSkype 1
  DGM 3530 Digital Cinema Production Management  3
  DGM 3540 Cinematography II 3
  DGM 3550 Producing I 3
  DGM 3560 Digital Cinema Editing II 3
  DGM 3570 Storytelling for Digital Media II  3
  DGM 3580 Digital Cinema Directing Workshop I 3
  DGM 4310 Senior Capstone I 3
  DGM 4410 Senior Capstone II 3
Complete at least 18 upper-division credits from the following Recommended Tracks. 18
Recommended Tracks  
POST-PRODUCTION  
  Following this track students must complete three additional upper-division elective credits.  
  DGM 2340 Output and Color for Digital Cinema I (3)  
  DGM 2510 Visual Effects for Digital Cinema I  (3)  
or DGM 2545 Virtual Reality for Digital Cinema Storytelling  (3)  
or DGM 2490 Digital Audio Workstation Training I (3)  
  DGM 3061 Professional NLE Certification (3)  
  DGM 4510 Visual Effects for Digital Cinema II  (3)  
or DGM 3545 Advanced Editing for Mixed Reality Content  (3)  
or DGM 2491 Digital Audio Workstation Training II  (3)  
  DGM 456R Digital Cinema Editing III  (3)  
  DGM 4560 Output and Color for Digital Cinema II (3)  
PRODUCTION  
  ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts (3)  
  DGM 3520 Digital Cinema Production III (3)  
  DGM 450R Story Editing for Digital Media (3)  
  DGM 4550 Producing II (3)  
or THEA 3625 Development and Fundraising for the Arts (3)  
  FIN 3100 Principles of Finance (3)  
PRODUCTION (Pre-MBA Track)  
Complete an additional 5 credits from the above Recommended Tracks or from the list below.  
  ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts (3)  
  DGM 3520 Digital Cinema Production III (3)  
  DGM 450R Story Editing for Digital Media (3)  
  DGM 4550 Producing II (3)  
  FIN 3100 Principles of Finance (3)  
  IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency (3)  
or IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications (3)  
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I (3)  
CINEMATOGRAPHY  
Following this track students must complete three additional upper-division elective credits.  
  DGM 2340 Output and Color for Digital Cinema I (3)  
  DGM 2545 Virtual Reality for Digital Cinema Storytelling  (3)  
or ART 1790 Dark Room Techniques (3)  
     DGM  3320 Digital Photography and Compositing II (3)  
  DGM 4530 Special Topics-Cinematography Masterworks  (3)  
  DGM 454R Cinematography III (3)  
  DGM 4560 Output and Color for Digital Cinema II  (3)  
DIRECTING FOR DIGITAL CINEMA   
  DGM 3520 Digital Cinema Production III (3)  
  DGM 450R Story Editing for Digital Media (3)  
  DGM 4511 Film Production Analysis II  (3)  
   DGM 458R Digital Cinema Directing Workshop II  (3)  
  THEA  3113 Acting for Film (3)  
  THEA 3614 Directing Actors for the Screen (3)  
WRITING FOR DIGITAL CINEMA  
  DGM 3520 Digital Cinema Production III (3)  
  DGM 450R Story Editing for Digital Media (3)  
  DGM 4511 Film Production Analysis II  (3)  
  DGM 457R Storytelling for Digital Media III (3)  
  THEA 3741 Script Writing II (3)  
  THEA 4741 Scriptwriting III (3)  
or THEA 3241 Storytelling (3)  
SPORTS BROADCASTING PRODUCTION  
  DGM 2340 Output and Color for Digital Cinema I (3)  
     DGM  351R Digital Broadcasting (3) (Take for up to three semesters, equalling nine credits)  
  DGM 4560 Output and Color for Digital Cinema II (3)  
  DGM 454R Cinematography III (3)  
 or  DGM 3590  Documentary I (3)  
DOCUMENTARY  
  DGM 2545 Virtual Reality for Digital Cinema Storytelling  (3)  
   DGM 3590  Documentary I (3)  
  CINE 418R Sundance Documentary Film (3)  
or  THEA 3110 Non Fiction Cinema History (3)  
  DGM 450R Story Editing for Digital Media (3)  
  DGM 456R Digital Cinema Editing III  (3)  
or DGM 454R Cinematography III (3)  
  DGM 459R Documentary II (3)  
Elective Requirements:   5
Complete an additional 5 credits from the above Recommended Tracks or from the list below.  
  ACC 2010 Managerial Accounting (3)  
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting (3)  
  ART 1050 Photography I (3)  
  ART 1790 Dark Room Techniques (3)  
  ART 1820 Interior Space Design (3)  
  ART 1830 Residential Interior Design (3)  
  ART 2700 Photography II (3)  
  ART 2720 Color Photography (3)  
  ART 3740 Fine Art Photography WE (3)  
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance (3)  
or ARTH 271H
History of Art to the Renaissance (3)  
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance (3)  
or ARTH 272H History of Art from the Renaissance  (3)  
  ARTH 3200 The History of Photography (3)  
  CINE 2150 Critical Introduction to Cinema Studies (3)  
  CINE 312R National Cinema History (3)  
  DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I (4)  
  DGM 281R Internship (1)  
     DGM  3110 Corporate Issues in Digital Media WE (3)  
  DGM 3260 Immersive Experiences II (3)  
  DGM 3261 Mixed Reality Experiences II (3)  
  DGM 340R Advanced Topics in Digital Audio (1)  
  DGM 3490 Digital Audio Workstation Training III (3)  
  DGM 3491 Digital Audio Workstation Training IV (3)  
  DGM 4261 Mixed Reality Studio (3)  
  DGM 481R Internship (1)  
  THEA 1033 Acting I (3)  
  THEA 1223 Makeup I (3)  
  THEA 1513 Stagecraft I (2)  
  THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab (1)  
  THEA 2203 Costume Construction I (3)  
  THEA 2204 Costume Construction I Lab (1)  
  THEA 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen (3)  
  THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab (1)  
  THEA 2517 Visual Concepts in Theatre (3)  
  THEA 2541 Costume History (3)  
  THEA 2574 Drafting for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 314G Global Cinema History GI (3)  
  THEA 3223 Makeup II (3)  
  THEA 3241 Storytelling (3)  
  THEA 3516 Art Direction for Film (3)  
  THEA 3541 Costume Design I (3)  
  THEA 3543 Costume Design II (3  
  THEA 3571 Scenic Design I (3)  
  THEA 3572 Scenic Design II (3)  
  THEA 3573
Scenic Painting (3)  
  THEA 3612 Directing Actors for the Stage (3)  
  THEA 3625 Development and Fundraising for the Arts (3)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3)  
  THEA 416R Special Topics in Film Studies (3)  

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- THEA 2311 recommemded
2 - MGMT 1010 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 1061 Digital Cinema Editing I 1
DGM 1500 Intro to Digital Cinema 3
DGM 1510  Film Production Analysis 3
Fine Arts See List (THEA 2311 recommended) 3
MAT1030/MAT 1035/MATH 1040/1050/1090 Quantitative Literacy 3
Humanities See Wolverine Track for Options 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 1520 Digital Cinema Production I 3
DGM 2320 Digital Photography and Compositing I 3
CINE 2312 Film History II 3
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
Physical Science See Wolverine Track for Options 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 Visualization for Digital Cinema-Pre-Directing 3
ENGL 2010  Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
*Student begins process of Portfolio Submission, email will be sent to all students
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television 3
DGM 2110  Digital Cinema Production II 3
DGM 2570 or                THEA 2742 Storytelling for Digital Media I or Scriptwriting for the Screen 3
Area Emphasis Elective See Advisor 3
Social/Behavioral Science See List 3
*Student applies to program by submitting portfolio toward the end of this semester.
See Advisor for more information on selection of Area of Emphasis in Electives which takes place in Junior Year
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 3530  Digital Cinema Production Management  3
DGM 3540 Cinematography II 3
DGM 3560  Digital Cinema Editing II 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
Biology See Wolverine Track for Options 3
DGM 302R DCP Lecture Series - Cineskype 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 3570 Storytelling for Digital Media II 3
CINE 217G or DGM 312G Race/Gender Film or Global Intercultural Communication 3
Area Emphasis Elective See Advisor to plan electives 3
Area Emphasis Elective See Advisor to plan electives 3
Biology or Physical Science See Wolverine Track for Options 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4310  Senior Capstone I 3
DGM 3550  Producing I  3
Area Emphasis Elective See Advisor to plan electives 3
Area Emphasis Elective See Advisor to plan electives 3
American Institutions See Wolverine Track for Options 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4410 Senior Capstone II 3
DGM 3580 Digital Cinema Directing Workshop I 3
Area Emphasis Elective See Advisor to plan electives 3
Upper Division Elective See Advisor to plan electives 3
Upper Division Elective See Advisor to plan electives 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

Department

Digital Media

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