About the Program

The digital cinema production (DCP) program has been over ten years in the making. Created by filmmakers, a hands-on filmmaking experience integrates theory and engaged learning by using industry-standard scripting, pre-production, production, and post-production digital cinema techniques. Dollar for dollar, this is the best media training in the nation.

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B.S. in Digital Cinema Production

120 Credits to Graduate

Bachelor’s students can choose to focus their studies on different skill sets within the digital cinema production process, including directing for digital cinema, writing for digital cinema, cinematography, producing for fiction and non-fiction productions, and post-production.

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The digital cinema production program has a certificate and an A.A.S. degree available in addition to the bachelor’s. Students will automatically earn the A.A.S. during the B.S., and can choose to stop their studies there or continue and specialize their learning.

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A.A.S. in Digital Cinema Production

63 Credits to Graduate

Directing, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, production, photography, and film history.

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Minor in Writing for Entertainment Media

24 Credits to Graduate

Students take the full advanced writing curriculum currently offered in the digital cinema program.

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Digital Cinema Certificate of Proficiency

15 Credits to Graduate

Students learn the tools, equipment, technologies, software, and protocols that are used on film and television sets and post-production facilities.


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"If I had to do it all over again, I would choose UVU DGM every time."

"In my time as a UVU's DGM student, I was taught writing, story structure, pre-production, production, post-production, and networking, all in a hands-on environment where I was able to hone my skills on a personal level with my instructors and peers. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose UVU DGM every time."

Neil Hiatt,  Digital Cinema Production Program

Hear from One of our Digital Cinema Faculty Members

"The innovative digital cinema production program in the College of Engineering and Technology is a rapidly growing, hands-on film production program with over 390 students enrolled. Students are learning industry standard, best-practice skills in directing, producing, editing, screenwriting, and cinematography while they have a hands-on experience making both fiction and non-fiction films. We have a variety of classes and currently have a Sundance Film Festival elective, where students are able to attend the festival, hear from a variety of industry professionals, and explore the history of independent filmmaking."

Dr. Jenny MacKenzie, Assistant Professor

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Conferences & Travel

In cooperation with UVU’s Office of Student Involvement, opportunities to travel include our annual Hollywood trip and other opportunities throughout the country. In addition, recent student capstone projects have taken student film crews to France, Italy, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Namibia, Israel, and Tanzania.

Hollywood Trip

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St. Pollen's Exchange

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Join a Digital Cinema Production Club

FEMME ProjectFilmmakers ClubCineskype

Resources for Digital Cinema Students

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