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Digital Cinema, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Arkansas City, KS, United States
The program has an emphasis on mastering technology in order to further students’ artistic expressions. The program prepares students to work with digital as well as conventional photographic, video and motion picture applications. Courses include photography, editing, cinematography, film theory, film production, lighting, script writing and an internship.
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Overview

Film is the universal cultural expression of our day. Because of its capacity to merge visual, intellectual and aural experiences together, we depend on film to interpret events in our lives and the world. The Digital Cinema major wants students to gain both foundational skills and the sensitivity to use these skills to make films that are both entertaining and purposeful. We want to produce both technicians and storytellers.

For Michael Bruner ’12, pursuing a degree in digital cinema took him out of Arkansas and into an internship in Los Angeles with Warner Brothers Studios. “The experience was amazing and like no other challenge I’ve ever had,” he said. “Going from learning about film theory in the classroom to a large production crew really helped me understand the diversity in filmmaking.”

Students receive a foundation in traditional illustration techniques, graphic design fundamentals and practical mass media skills. Faculty use their personal filmmaking or professional experience to prepare students for the convergence of technology, art and electronic media. The program is demanding of students’ time, energy and talent with the end goal of industry-ready graduates prepared for a career in digital cinema.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling application deadline

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photo: Introduction to Photography
  • Foundations of Digital Editing
  • Introduction to Cinema
  • Cinematography
  • Business of Cinema
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Lighting for Cinema
  • Screenwriting
  • Non-Fiction Film Production
  • Narrative Film Production
  • Visual Arts Internship
  • Senior Cinema Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 20 ACT, 1020 SAT or 66 CLT

We do not use a superscore (taking the best scores if students take the ACT or SAT multiple times) for acceptance. However, once accepted, we do use a superscore for academic scholarships.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arkansas City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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