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Digital Communication Media, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) major in Film & Media Production offers a sophisticated four-year educational experience to prepare the next generation of fine artists, graphic designers, illustrators, filmmakers, video artists, animators, game artists, and interactive artists for rewarding careers in a myriad of visual arts industries.
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The major is designed to allow students to choose from one of several programs of study that share many common courses to create both a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary educational experience. The major provides students with a traditional theoretical education in the study of Arts while also providing hands on training in state-of-the-art digital studios including Apple Macintosh workstations, Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Maya, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, and Unity game engine software.

Build a Solid Foundation  –  During the freshman and sophomore years, Film and Media Production students build an educational foundation while they also are beginning to build a portfolio of work to present to potential employers or graduate schools.

Develop a Deeper Level of Understanding – During the junior year, students complete most of their core courses in Film and Media Production and begin a concentrated study within one of the following areas:

Arts and Media Interdisciplinary (AM-AMI)

The Arts and Media Interdisciplinary concentration offers students the opportunity to develop individualized cross-disciplinary research within the Arts and Media division, including Media Studies, Fine Arts, Music and Theater.

Students will apply key concepts, theoretical knowledge, and technical abilities from the entire Arts and Media division, with required division chair approval.

Digital Art and Design

The Digital Art and Design program primarily focuses on design for printed media.

Course offerings include both theory and studio instruction in Western Civilization Art, Contemporary Art, Drawing, Painting, Digital Color, Page Layout, Photography, Illustration, Advertising Design and Package Design.

Game Design and Animation

This Game Design and Animation program focuses on the Television & Film industries but is specifically designed for the aspiring animator and game design artist.

Emphasis is placed on traditional art & design theory coursework as well as digital studio courses with industry standard design, animation software, and game engine.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • Digital Color
  • Painting
  • Digital Page Layout
  • Digital Photography & Printmaking
  • Website Design 
  • Three-Dimensional Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application, including additional documents
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee
  • Submit official secondary/college transcripts
  • Show language proficiency
  • Upon admission, you will be asked to submit a statement of financial support (Issuance of Form I-20 will take place after admission and once proof of funds have been verified through the statement of financial support)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    34134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rancho Palos Verdes

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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