Digital Film - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required General Education and Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 2
This degree requires courses from Areas I, IV, V, and VI; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 14
Composition I 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Select any course from New Mexico General Education Requirements Area IV Social/Behavioral Sciences. 2, 33
Area V: Humanities3
Film as Literature 33
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts3
Visual Concepts 33
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications3
Public Speaking 33
Introduction to Communication
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements
ENGL 2381Script Development and Storyboarding 33
or ENGL 2382 Narrative: Principles of Story Across the Media
FDMA 1210Digital Video Production I3
FDMA 1220Introduction to Digital Video Editing3
FDMA 1415Principles of Sound3
FDMA 1545Introduction to Photography & Digital Imaging3
FDMA 2144Pre-production Management3
FDMA 2210Digital Video Production II3
Can be substituted with either FDMA 1710 or FDMA 2530 for the Animation Track
FDMA 2285Digital Video Production and Editing II3
FDMA 2287Digital Design Studio3
FDMA 2520Introduction to Cinematography3
Can be substituted with either FDMA 1710 or FDMA 2530 for the Animation Track
FDMA 2570Creative Media Studio3
FDMA 2994Portfolio Design & Development3
Electives - Choose at least 8 credits from the following:8
Drawing I3
Advanced Camera Techniques3
Workshops (Advanced Photogrophy-Subtitle)1
Film Crew Cooperative Experience3-6
Special Topics1-4
Acting for Non-Majors3
Total Credits60

(60 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required General Education and Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
FALL  
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3
Visual Concepts  
FDMA 1220 Introduction to Digital Video Editing 3
FDMA 1545 Introduction to Photography & Digital Imaging 3
ENGL 2381
Script Development and Storyboarding
or Narrative: Principles of Story Across the Media
3
 Credits15
Semester 2
SPRING  
Area I: Oral Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area V: Humanities 3
Film as Literature  
FDMA 1210 Digital Video Production I 1 3
FDMA 1415 Principles of Sound 3
FDMA 2144 Pre-production Management 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Select one course from Area IV of the NM General Education requirements. 3
FDMA 2210 Digital Video Production II 2 3
FDMA 2285 Digital Video Production and Editing II 2 3
FDMA 2520 Introduction to Cinematography 3
Elective - Choose one from the following: 3
Drawing I  
Advanced Camera Techniques  
Workshops (Advanced Photogrophy-Subtitle)  
Film Crew Cooperative Experience  
Special Topics  
Beginning Acting  
 Credits15
Semester 4
SPRING  
FDMA 2287 Digital Design Studio 3
FDMA 2570 Creative Media Studio 3
FDMA 2994 Portfolio Design & Development 3
Elective - A list of elective courses can be found in Semester 3. 5
 Credits14
 Total Credits60