Digital Cinema and Television B.A. or B.F.A.
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The B.A. or B.F.A. in Media Arts with a concentration in Digital Cinema and Television prepares students to work behind the scenes and in front of the camera, both inside the studio and out on location. Students learn about all production positions and specialize in one area or two. Areas addressed include videography, storyboarding, filmmaking, field production, editing, motion graphics, sound design, and writing for the media.

Graduates go on to careers in advertising, television, photography, film, video and multimedia production, brand identity, music publishing, and broadcast design. Jobs include videographer, scriptwriter, producer, sound designer, and film editor.

Contact Information

Helena Vanhala 
Department Head
vanhala@rmu.edu
412-397-6202 phone
Wheatley Center 313

4-Year Course Plan (B.A.)

Freshman Year, Fall

  • ARTM1012 Design Fundamentals
  • ARTM1840 History of TV and Video
  • ARTM2410 Intro to Multi-Camera Studio, and co-req ARTM0241 Intro to Multi-Camera Studio Lab
  • Core 1: MATH
  • Core 2: CSEN 1
  • Freshman seminar

Freshman Year, Spring

  • ARTM2010 Idea Development & Storyboarding
  • ARTM2430 Field Production, and co-req ARTM0243 Field Production Lab
  • ARTM2005 Intro to Photo
  • Core 3: CSEN 2
  • Core 4

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • ARTM2020 Digital Imaging
  • ARTM2455 Screenwriting
  • ARTM2480 Aesthetics of Cinema
  • ARTM3420 Post Production, and co-req ARTM0342 Post Production Lab
    • OR ARTM2451 Directing for the Camera
  • Core 5: CSCM 1
  • Core 

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • ARTM2451 Directing for the Camera
    • OR ARTM3420 Post Production and co-req ARTM0342 Post Production Lab
  • ARTM2110 Intro to Graphic Design
  • Open Elective 1
  • Core 7
  • Core 8

Junior Year, Fall

  • ARTM3425 Color and Lighting Aesthetics
  • ARTM2210 Intro to Web Design
  • ARTM3470 Film History
  • Open Elective 2
  • Open Elective 3

Junior Year, Spring

  • ARTM3430 Motion Graphics
  • ARTM3415 Sound Design
  • Open Elective 4
  • Open Elective 5
  • Core 9
  • Core 10

Senior Year, Fall

  • ARTM4480 Adv Digital Cinema & TV I and coreq ARTM0400 Prof Practices Lab
  • ARTM4903 Internship (3)
  • MARK2000 Principles of Marketing
  • Open Elective 6
  • Core 11

Senior Year, Spring

  • Open Elective 7
  • Open Elective 8
  • COMM4800 Media Management
  • Core 12
  • Core 13
4-Year Course Plan (B.F.A)

Freshman, Fall

  • ARTM1010 Foundation Studio
  • ARTM1020 2D Studio, and co-req ARTM0102 2D Studio Lab
  • ARTM2410 Intro to Multi-Camera Studio, and co-req ARTM0241 Intro to Multi-Camera Studio Lab
  • Core 1: MATH
  • Core 2: CSEN 1
  • Freshman seminar

Freshman, Spring

  • ARTM1011 Concept Studio
  • ARTM1021 3D Studio, and co-req ARTM0121 3D Studio Lab
  • ARTM1840 History of TV and Video
  • ARTM2430 Field Production and co-req ARTM0243 Field Production Lab
  • Core 3: CSEN 2

Sophomore, Fall

  • ARTM1022 4D Studio (3) and co-req ARTM0122 4D Studio Lab
  • ARTM2005 Intro to Photography
  • ARTM1020 Idea Development & Storyboarding
    • or ARTM2020 Digital Imaging
  • ARTM2480 Aesthetics of Cinema
  • ARTM3420 Post Production and co-req ARTM0342 Post Production Lab
  • Core 4: CSCM 1

Sophomore, Spring

  • ARTM1023 Intro to Printmaking
  • ARTM1020 Idea Development & Storyboarding
    • or ARTM2020 Digital Imaging
  • ARTM2030 Survey of Art History II
  • Core 5: CSCM 2
  • Core 6

Junior, Fall

  • ARTM2451 Directing for the Camera
  • ARTM2110 Intro to Graphic Design
  • ARTM2455 Screenwriting
  • ARTM3470 Film History
  • Core 7
  • Core 8

Junior, Spring

  • ARTM3430 Motion Graphics
  • ARTM2210 Intro to Web Design
  • ARTM Media Arts Elective
  • Core 9
  • Core 10

Senior, Fall

  • ARTM4480 Adv Digital Cinema & TV I
  • ARTM3410 Cinema and Television Research
  • MARK2000 Principles of Marketing
    • or MA Elective 2
  • Core 11
  • ARTM4903 Internship

Senior, Spring

  • ARTM4490 Adv Digital Cinema & TV II, and coreq ARTM0400 Prof Practices Lab
  • COMM4800 Media Management
  • MARK2000 Principles of Marketing
    • or MA Elective 2
  • Core 12
  • Core 13

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Film History
Motion Graphics
Aesthetics of Cinema
Major Credits
57
Theater, Communications, Media Arts
Core Credits
39
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
30

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