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What is Digital Cinema & Television?
 
Digital cinema & television is the use of digital technology to produce television and film.
 
Digital cinema & television can be used to jump start any career in the movie or television industry. For anyone interested in the magic of film and television, this major is for you.
 
Activities include using lighting for a shot, setting up scenes, editing footage, and using high definition cameras.

What skills do I need to have a career in Digital Cinema & Television?

You must be strong, quick on your feet, and ready to take on a new challenge at any given moment. 
Digital cinema & television requires a passion for film or television, and it requires creativity.  Other skills include:
  • Computer/production skills (desktop publishing, layout, graphics)
  • Editing skills 
  • Eye for detail
  • People skills 
  • Multitasking 
  • Problem solving & decision-making

What can I do with a concentration in Digital Cinema & Television?

concentration in digital cinema & television is good preparation for careers in such diverse areas as directing, producing, and screenwriting.
 
A concentration in digital cinema & television is useful for any career in the film or television industry. Whether creating a new world in a film, making a music video, or maintaining order on a set, most people in the film and television industry have skills in digital cinema & television.

Career titles:

  • Editor
  • Videographer
  • Producer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Technical director

In brief, the department’s commitment to a broad-based study of communication activities permits a more intelligent choice of career fields. In addition, it provides a more meaningful classroom experience during the junior and senior years.  The requirements listed below are for the catalog year 2013–2014.  For other years, please consult the USA Bulletin.

Requirements for a Major in Communication:

Communication majors must complete CA 110, Public Speaking and 42 hours in one of the department's five tracks listed below. At least five communication classes must be numbered 300 or higher and must be taken at USA. Only three hours of credit from CA 394 or CA 494 can be used to satisfy this requirement.

All general education requirements can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Specific Course Requirements:

This track focuses on the practical aspects of digital television and film production.  Students will gain a broad theoretical understanding of media while participating in hands-on field and high definition studio production.  Students will also gain an understanding of the historical, aesthetic and management side of media production. At least 72 hours in courses outside the Department of Communication are required.

  • Core Requirements: CA 101, CA 220-W, CA 260, CA 300, CA 445
  • Required: CA 241, CA 320-W, CA 340, CA 341, CA 356, CA 440
  • Choose One: CA 343, CA 344
  • Choose Two: CA 240, CA 244, CA 275, CA283, CA 284, CA 343 (if not chosen above), CA 344 (if not chosen above), CA 352, CA 382, CA 383, CA 424-W, CA 441, CA 452, CA 496

Four Year Advising Plans: