WELCOME TO THE DIGITAL FILM PROGRAM AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

The BS in Digital Film program provides advanced production training in cinema, combined with the opportunity to work on commercial projects and documentary productions in a real-world environment.  In addition to learning operational aspects of digital film, such as lighting, camera, and sound production requirements, students will receive hands-on training in pre- and post-production techniques.  The program also include academic coursework in film theory, history and criticism, screenwriting, editing, and documentary production.

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Advanced Filming Techniques

Learn to identify text and motion graphics, FX and live action footage, advanced color correction techniques, 3D camera tracking and warp stabilization, chroma keying techniques.

Grow your skills

Gain knowledge of production processes like screenwriting, digital photography, camera, movement, lighting, and sound.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Digital Film Department is to cultivate a well rounded educational experience for students; comprising of film production history, theory, and aesthetics. Whether a student’s goal is a career in feature films, to create their own production company, or anywhere in between, they will graduate with the technical esthetic and theoretical skills to succeed in the industry. We encourage those in the program to find a focus and follow that path as their skills grow.

Each student will receive hands on experience with state of the art digital filmmaking equipment​. Students will be taught screenwriting skills to advance their story and character development. They will learn critical analysis in film critique classes. Students will be asked to facilitate their own production with all its moving parts, from lens selection and framing the shot, down to time management and post-production. As part of the curriculum, students will become skilled in studio lighting technique. For students who are interested in Documentary Production, we offer classes that focus in this area of study. Students will learn skills ranging from interview technique to sculpting an edit for the most engaging story.

Dixie Film Students have the major advantage of working with professionals in DOCUTAH, DSU’s International Documentary Film Festival. Students will learn how to apply creative applications in post production and will have access to a pool of actors within the drama department for their Narrative Film productions. Each semester students will screen their films for critique amongst peers and faculty. We are a department that encourages creativity, self-expression, and critical thinking.

In addition, the Digital Film program includes the opportunity to participate in DSU Films which provides students with real-world experience in their chosen field and adds financial stability to a growing program.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Distinguish industry professional standards within their attitudes, conduct, ethics, and work.
  • Create effective visual communication using the elements of story.
  • Apply professional film/video working protocol, set etiquette, and safety.
  • Collaborate in the completion of a project by functioning as a team member of a crew and understanding the roles of other crew members.
  • Appraise and integrate the use of various motion picture film, video and audio production equipment, hardware, and software involved in pre-production, production, and post-production.

 

Contact

JEFF JARVIS

Dean, College of the Arts

Email: jarvis@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7792

Office: ECCLES 109

Phil Tuckett

Program Director

Email: tuckett@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7574

Office: S. Donlee Drive

Christina Merrill

DSU Films Production Manager

Email: merrillc@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4262

Office: Jennings

Brian Grob

Advisor

Email: grob@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4346

Office: PAB 137