The Digital Filmmaking program at The Art Institute of New York City is designed to prepare students for careers in the filmmaking industry. Graduates of the program will have developed technical competency in the field that will include an overall view of the production process understanding basic cinematography concepts, techniques, and cinematic visual language; learning to use camera formats and lighting tools effectively; and capturing, editing, and encoding material.
The Art Institute of New York City's degree program in Digital Filmmaking is the first step toward a career in video production. The program covers all three phases of the filmmaking process. Students have the opportunity to become familiar with film and video editing by learning to study footage, select the best shots, and assemble them in the most effective way. Students have the opportunity to learn to work with digital media, since most editing takes place on a computer. Students are offered experience with splicing, patching, rewinding, coding, and storing film. The program also exposes students to dubbing, soundtrack and special sound effects creation to produce the final combination of sight and sound as it appears on the screen. The work has become increasingly computer driven, as electronic equipment replaced conventional tape-recording devices.
Emphasis is placed on learning the conceptual approaches, professional methodologies, and technologies of professional practice. At the upper levels of the curriculum, students have the opportunity to engage in the execution of assignments encountered by professionals in the field. The curriculum also includes many opportunities for real-world assignments, all leading to the creation of a thesis film that shows students? creative thinking, visual problem solving, and innovation. The Art Institute of New York City has shaped its liberal arts curriculum to help prepare students for a lifetime of continuous learning by offering them the skills and tools of inquiry, research, analysis, and communications.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to pursue entry-level employment opportunities in the digital filmmaking and video production industries inclusive of preproduction, lighting, broadcast, production, video editing, media authoring, and business aspects of the digital media industry.