Digital Video & Cinema Production

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Computer Science, Technology & Business
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: NVC

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About the Program

SMPTE Sustaining MemberThe Digital Video & Cinema Production program prepares students for careers in the growing film & video industry.  Graduates from the program go on to have jobs in the video industry such as:  production manager, producer/director, video editor, sound editor, compositor, camera operator, cinematographer, and screenwriter.  Students in the program use the same state-of-the-art equipment and software currently in use in the industry.  The training and class assignments have students shooting, editing, and producing their video and cinema projects within their first semester.

 

What will I learn?

Digital Video & Cinema Production program emphasizes the three major areas of the process: pre-production, production, & post-production. Courses are taught by industry professionals with many years of experience. Some have feature film experience as well as national commercial production.

What can I do with this course of study? 

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Digital Video & Cinema Production is to provide collegiate lower division learning with specific hands-on skills required for entry-level jobs in various areas of video/film production or transfer to a university to pursue a Baccalaureate of Applied Sciences (BAAS) degree.” Occupational profiles indicate a 14-25% growth for Film/Video Editors and Producers/Directors by the year 2022 in the Alamo Region. Estimated average hourly wage ranges from *$19.25-22.87 in the Alamo Region. (Source: SOCRATES-Occupational Profiles-Alamo Region) *Note: Variations should be expected.

Program Brochure

Do you have to be a computer whiz?

No, you just have to know how to use a "mouse" and have a passion for film/video. Yes, that's it!

What kind of equipment is used in the program?

We have some of the best video and true digital cinema equipment available including a Sony F3 (w/S-Log) and a RED EPIC, just to name a few.

Career Outlook

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Digital Video & Cinema Production is to provide collegiate lower division learning with specific hands-on skills required for entry level jobs in various areas of video/film production or transfer to a university to pursue a Baccalaureate of Applied Sciences (BAAS) degree.”

Occupational profiles indicate a 14-25% growth for Film/Video Editors and Producers/Directors by the year 2022 in the Alamo Region. Estimated average hourly wage ranges from *$19.25-22.87 in the Alamo Region. (Source: SOCRATES-Occupational Profiles-Alamo Region) *Note: Variations should be expected.

Careers Available:

The following titles are examples of careers associated with this program but not limited to:

  • Production Manager
  • Producer/Director
  • Video Editor
  • Sound Editor
  • Compositor
  • Camera Operator
  • Cinematographer
  • Screenwriter

 

Available Courses:

Course Descriptions

 

ARTV 1343 - Digital Sound

ARTV 1351 - Digital Video

FLMC 2335 - Screenwriting for Features, Shorts and Documentaries

ARTV 2341 - Advanced Digital Video

FLMC 1300 - Production Management

FLMC 1331 - Video Graphics and Visual Effects

FLMC 1392 - Special Topics in Film-Video Making/Cinematography and Production

FLMC 2308 - Film Business and Marketing

MUSC 2333 - Scoring for Video and Film

FLMC 2344 - Advanced Film and Video Editing

FLMC 2333 - Cinematography

FLMC 2434 - Directing for Film or Video

COMM 2366 - Introduction to Cinema

FLMC 2280 - Cooperative Education: Film and Video Production


Contact Us

Emily Coppin
Admin. Specialist

Location:
MLH 201

Phone:
210-486-4352

Kimberly Cantu
Administrative Associate

Phone:
210-486-4354

Teresa Dimas
Academic Chair

Location:
MLH 201B

Phone:
210-486-4087

Noelia Santos
Program Coordinator

Location:
MLH 201

Phone:
210-486-4548