The Bachelor of Science degree program in Digital Film & Video Production at The Art Institutes International Minnesota is designed to offer a balance in theory, history, and practical training to produce competent and literate graduates who are proficient in the technical, organizational, historical, and creative aspects of visual storytelling. This program is designed to integrate industry and education with internship programs and its own student operated production company and television studios.
Students will have the opportunity to script and produce screenplays, teleplays, sitcoms, commercials and music videos. In addition, the program is designed to enhance technical competencies, as students will be offered advanced courses in these areas and provided the opportunity to concentrate in their chosen fields.
The mission of the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor degree program is to prepare graduates for entry level positions in the film, television, and interactive broadcast mediums. The Digital Film & Video Production program specifically offers training in the areas of scriptwriting, producing, directing, film production techniques, audio post, post production management, and motion graphics. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in the film, television, and interactive broadcast mediums to freelance professionals in the production of feature films, shorts, music videos, and commercials or to embark on a career as a well-rounded, independent filmmaker.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 . Producing & Directing: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, plan and execute different styles of media productions. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of their leadership and collaborative responsibilities in relationship to artistic partners, crews, clients, the wider community and their own personal development
2 . Writing & Critical Thinking: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate ideas, stories and expectations in written work. Graduates will have an understanding of the historical, cultural and social contexts for moving images
3 . Cinematography & Lighting: Graduates will demonstrate control of camera, cinematic and lighting equipment in relation to a given subject
4 . Sound: Graduates will demonstrate control of audio recording and sound equipment in a variety of applications. Graduates will show ability to create a meaningful relationship between image and sound
5 . Editing & Post-Production: Graduates will demonstrate appropriate skill in editing with attention to duration, shot to shot relation, shot to scene and relation to the whole. Graduates will demonstrate a basic understanding of design principles in use of typography, motion graphics and animation, as well as compositing and image processing skills (where applicable)
6 . Professionalism: Graduates present and conduct themselves professionally and demonstrate an understanding of specific career paths, job responsibilities, and industry expectations