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Digital Film Production, AAAS Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Digital Film Production is designed to introduce students to the filmmaking process. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree should follow the Cinema AA-DTA transfer degree planning guide.

Program Advisor:

Tony Doupe
206-546-5829 Rm 4108
Dyugu Monson
206 546 4640 Rm 4109
Alicia Zweifach
206-533-6639 Rm 5324

AAAS Degree (92-96 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.


  • Higher level math courses may also satisfy the Math requirement.
  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university should have taken a year of college-level foreign language or have taken at least three years of high school language before they transfer. Other specific distribution requirements may apply to students planning to transfer to CWU.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 93-97 Credits
Completion Award: A.A.A.S.
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $100-$150
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

EPC 7401

Program Prerequisites:

Students must satisfy prerequisites or place appropriately before taking a Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning class. Higher level math courses may also satisfy the Math requirement. VCT 124  & VCT 125  are required for any student who cannot pass the Mac proficiency test. VCT 124  & VCT 125  may apply as “non-cinema electives.” FILM 290  is a variable-credit course; you must take a minimum of two credits before completing this degree.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose either MATH& 107  or PHIL& 120 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose either GWS 284  or ART 105 .

Electives - 14-15 Credits

Choose 3 courses from the following list: CINEM 202 , DRMA 144 , DRMA 157 , FILM 258 , FILM 287 , MUSTC 173 , VCT 135 , VCT 136 , VCT 278  

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Digital Film Production-What is it?

This program is designed to provide students with knowledge of and experience in the filmmaking process through: 1) academic scholarship; 2) technical knowledge; 3) group collaboration; and 4) connections to the regional media industry.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program- should be able to:

  1. Explain the basic history, theory, and aesthetics of film and video production;
  2. Produce effective digital video programs in a variety of styles;
  3. Use digital cameras, lighting, and audio equipment in field production settings;
  4. Plan, script, and direct a program from pre-production through post-production;
  5. Collaborate on video productions in multiple crew positions;
  6. Use non-linear editing systems and other post-production software to create digital programs;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of professional set behavior, collaboration techniques, and ethics; and
  8. Demonstrate familiarity with various filmmaking industry opportunities in the Puget Sound region and beyond.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Digital Film Production?

The film industry continues to grow due to worldwide popularity of films and serialized content, the increasing need for commercial/branded visual storytelling, and new media delivery modalities

Potential employers include: Graduates may find work in a variety of areas including the film, TV and video production industry, corporate communications, video departments, public relations and advertising agencies. Most graduates work on a freelance basis. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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