Digital Film and Television Production: Diploma Summary

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These days film and television use mostly digital equipment for special effects and to help eliminate film and film processing. A digital film and television production diploma can lead to a career in either film or television as a director, producer, film editor, sound engineer or camera operator. The classes a student must take for this diploma are: film history, television production, digital imaging, digital image processing, digital film equipment, film editing and directing actors for film and television. If this sounds interesting to you and you would like to know more please read on.
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Why Earn a Degree in Digital Film and Television Production?

In this day and age the film and television world is almost entirely digital. Films and television shows are filmed using digital cameras. Films are edited using digital equipment. Sound is recorded digitally. Even radio is done digitally with commercials and promos recorded and edited digitally. This means that if you have a desire to get into the area of film or television production, you need to learn how to operate digital film and television equipment. A Digital Film and Television Production Diploma will teach you how.

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook for Digital Film and Television Production

When a student graduates with a Diploma in Digital Film and Television, the student is prepared to enter various media-related careers. These careers might include: film director, television director, film editor, digital-imaging specialist, advertising producer, film sound recorder and film producer.

Salary Information for Digital Film and Television Production

A media director who can work in both film and television can earn between $84,224 and $141,762 per year and movie directors or directors for television earn between $17,493 and $40,146 per year, according to Salary.com, www.salary.com.

Degree Specifics

Coursework for a Digital Film and Television Production Diploma

The classes required for this degree will focus on how to operate the equipment necessary to work in digital film and television. In addition to this the degree also requires the student to study various forms of media. The classes a student must pass in order to earn this diploma are:

  • Media Theory
  • Digital Film Editing
  • Directing for Film and Television
  • Digital Audio
  • Digital Recording
  • Writing for Film and Television
  • Law and Media
  • Media Ethics
  • History and the Media
  • Digital Imaging

Skills Learned for Digital Film and Television Production

Students who successfully graduate with this diploma will have the skills needed to work for filmmakers and television stations. Producers in these fields are in high demand. Once a student graduates with this diploma that student will have the following skills:

  • Digital Film Editing
  • Digital Sound Recording
  • Digital Sound Editing
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Directing Actors for Film and Television
  • Film and Television Production Techniques
  • Media Theory and Practices

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