The exploding markets and society's need for a continuous flow
of information around the globe have created a high demand for
specialists who have a working, critical knowledge of media
technologies and who can creatively apply that knowledge.
The Bachelor of Arts in Film and Digital Media provides students with the professional skills and credentials that employers seek in the growing fields of film, video and DVD production. Depending on your area of focus, you'll learn how to produce and edit video, author DVDs, produce other digital communications, write, direct and produce films and explore the social consequences of mass media messages.
Special tracks: Three areas of concentration are available within the Film & Digital Media major The Film sequence provides training in screenwriting and film production. The Digital Media sequence provides future broadcasters, DVD authors and project managers, and digital video and film makers with the skills they need in an era of visual media convergence. The Media Studies sequence gives students exposure to faculty who specialize in the effects of technology and mass media on children and adults. You will need to complete the requirements for one of these concentrations to complete the Film & Digital Media major.
Official Course Requirements and Offered Courses (as listed in the Course Catalog)
Deciding what classes to register for? Preparing for graduation? Download one of our easy-to-use checklists to make sure you are on the right track! The first three checklists are valid AFTER Fall, 2010. The older checklists are provided for students completing earlier sequences.
Beginning Fall, 2010, new course requirements will be in effect.
For Advising in this major, contact any of the faculty in your area of interest or call 216.687.4630 to be connected with an available advisor.
A major in film and digital media should prepare students for careers in broadcasting, digital video production, film production, and applied media research. Graduates with expertise in film and digital media can be hired as producers, videographers, and specialists producing DVD-based entertainment, education and training materials. Those who choose media studies will be marketable in media management, where knowledge of programming and research is essential. Employment in the information super sector is expected to increase by over 18%, adding over 600,000 jobs to the economy, by 2012.
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