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Digital Filmmaking and Television Specialization

The Digital Filmmaking and Television specialization offers courses that encourage students to workshop and write their own scripts, operate industry-standard equipment to produce and edit films – both narrative and non-fiction – with a team of peers, and screen both student films and famous masterworks in a theater setting (complete with stadium seating).

The Communication Studies department course sequence for the D/F/T specialization: 

Digital Filmmaking/TelevisionProgram of Study

Communication Studies department Student Laptop Specifications:

Communication Studies Student Laptop Specifications

Equipment resources for Radio/Television/Film program of study:

Equipment Check Out System for the School of Arts and Communications


Digital Filmmaking and Television Core Courses (7)

COM 103: Introduction to Communication Theory
COM 117: Introduction to Film Studies OR COM 118: Introduction to Television Studies
COM 212: Introduction to Digital Filmmaking OR COM 211: Motion Picture Production I
COM 242: Interpersonal Communication OR COM 310: Theories of Persuasion OR COM 265: Emerging Communication Technologies
COM 312: The Art of Editing
COM 381: Issues in Film History OR COM 390: Methods of Communication Research
COM 442: Senior Practicum

Specialization Electives:

COM 209: Broadcast Journalism
COM 212: Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
COM 225: Writing and Announcing for Broadcast (Formerly COM270)
COM 255: Acting for Stage and Screen
COM 269: Introduction to Audio Production
COM 271: Film & Society
COM 311:
Advanced Motion Picture Production
COM 313: Philosophy of Communication
COM 325: Writing for Film and Television
COM 343: Looking at Women: Representation, Feminism, and Film
COM 350: Documentary Production
COM 368: Lighting and Cinematography
COM 369: Advanced Audio Production
COM 375: Writing the TV Pilot
COM 381: Issues in Film History
COM 430: Directing for the Camera
COM 487: Advanced Student-Faculty Research

Communication Studies Electives (Pick 3 Communication Courses)

Topics in Communication Studies (COM 270 or 370), Internship (COM 399), and Independent Study (COM 391) may be taken to complete the major. One unit each of internships or independent studies may count as electives toward the major.