BA in Digital Cinema

Bachelor of Arts 2013-2014

Digital Cinema

The BA in Digital Cinema is an innovative motion picture production program dedicated to utilizing the latest digital technology while incorporating classic cinema narrative theory and aesthetics. Students receive hands-on experience with the latest production equipment in the first year and get an insider's view of the industry from experienced faculty. Students in this program will gain practical production experience through classes, internships and the Project Bluelight program working under a group of professionals in a full-length feature film, or working in an all-student independent short productions.

Cinema Production Concentration
This concentration features a hands-on program in live-action production. With its greater number of electives students may also develop an interdisciplinary program of study in cinema history and theory.

Writing for Film and Television Concentration
This concentration features a program of study in advanced screenwriting in addition to core courses in cinema production, dramatic literature and cinema history/theory.

Television Production
This concentration features a hands-on experience with cutting edge digital equipment in studio and field production for video and television. Students apply theoretical concepts while planning and designing programs, capturing, editing (linear and non-linear) and post-production.

Sound Concentration
This concentration features hands-on experience with cutting edge equipment and technologies in production and post-production sound for cinema in addition to other core courses in cinema production and post-production.

Online Learning Options

Some courses are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL). If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some undergraduate courses are offered online. However, CDM currently does not offer any undergraduate program completely online. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.