Film Digital Cinema Production

Film/Digital Cinema Production Program Description


A.A. Film/Digital Cinema Production

Program Description

This Associate of Arts degree program is designed to provide skills in film production, digital cinema, and television through the preparation of projects for viewing on campus, cable TV, the Internet and new technologies. Given the expansion of new media distribution opportunities and the production convergence of High-Definition video and film, students will gain a broad exposure to visual storytelling in a professional environment, including dramatic narrative, documentary and experimental styles. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in the film industry, post-production, television, new media, business and industry. Some of the courses in this major also transfer to a four year university program. Please see a counselor for more information.

Career Opportunities

  • Camera Operator
  • Lighting Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Producer/Director
  • Computer Graphic Artist
  • Non-Linear Video Editor
  • Audio Engineer
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Gaffer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Personal or Corporate Video
  • TV, Film, DVD, or Internet Producer/Director


  • Practical experience working with school equipment on productions for viewing on campus, on cable TV and the Internet.
  • Working in teams to build projects using a professional approach.
  • State-of-the-art digital computer lab for graphics and non-linear editing, including Apple's Final Cut Pro, DVD production, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe After Effects.
  • Internship opportunities working in local independent filmmakers, post-production facilities and at local television stations.
  • Industry guest speakers provide real world examples of how to be successful in the film industry.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see