Bachelor of Science in Digital Film

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Digital Film Core Requirements 

ART 2060Digital Photography3
FILM 1000Survey of American Cinema3
FILM 1130Beginning Screenwriting3
FILM 2000Film Critique and Analysis3
FILM 2100Audio for Digital Film I3
FILM 2660Introduction to Digital Film Production3
FILM 3000Business of Film3
FILM 3240Lighting/Grip for Digital Film3
FILM 3640Digital Motion Picture Pre-Production3
FILM 3660
FILM 3665
Digital Film Production
and Digital Film Production Lab
3
FILM 3680
FILM 3685
Digital Film Post-Production
and Digital Film Post-Production Lab
3
FILM 4000Genres and Production3
FILM 4200Short Production3
FILM 4900RDigital Film Internship3
FILM 4980Senior Capstone in Digital Film4
THEA 3024Diversity in Film3
THEA 3043Acting Studio: Acting for the Camera3

Digital Film Elective Requirements

Complete at least 29 credits from the following:
2-Dimensional Design
Advanced Screenwriting
Documentary Production
and Documentary Production Lab
Advanced Digital Film Production
and Advanced Digital Film Production Lab
Advanced Digital Film Post-Production
and Advanced Digital Film Post-Production Lab
Stage Makeup I
Stage Craft
Scene Design I
Costume Design I
Stage Makeup II
Scene Design II
Costume Design II
Stage Combat

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
FILM 1000 Survey of American Cinema 3
FILM 1130 Beginning Screenwriting 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
General Elective 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
FILM 2000 Film Critique and Analysis 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Physical Science) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ART 2060 Digital Photography 3
FILM 2660 Introduction to Digital Film Production 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Life Science / Lab) 4
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
FILM 2100 Audio for Digital Film I 3
FILM 3000 Business of Film 3
FILM 3640 Digital Motion Picture Pre-Production 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Elective 1
 Hours13
3rd Year
Fall Semester
FILM 3240 Lighting/Grip for Digital Film 3
FILM 3660
FILM 3665
Digital Film Production
and Digital Film Production Lab
3
THEA 3043 Acting Studio: Acting for the Camera 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
FILM 3680
FILM 3685
Digital Film Post-Production
and Digital Film Post-Production Lab
3
FILM 4900R Digital Film Internship 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
Digital Film Elective Course 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
FILM 4000 Genres and Production 3
FILM 4200 Short Production 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
FILM 4980 Senior Capstone in Digital Film 4
THEA 3024 Diversity in Film 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
Digital Film Elective Course 3
 Hours16
 Total Hours120