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Digital Cinema & Time-Based Media

VCDMA - Digital Cinema and Time Based Media

Digital Cinema & Time-Based Media

The Digital Cinema & Time Based Media concentration focuses primarily digital (narrative) video/film production, video and time-based art and film. Students will be introduced to writing, producing, directing and editing/compositing for various new and time-based, digital media and web-based media and to cinema and independent filmmaking and production in general. The objectives of the new concentration are as to prepare graduates to enter a career in visual communication with a focus on digital video, film and other time-based media.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes


After successful completion of coursework, portfolio reviews, exhibitions, internships and senior thesis projects, students will be able to:



  • Organize the advanced elements of the visual language creating harmonious and unique designs for advertisement and communication
  • Demonstrate the organizational principles that underline the effective manipulation of the optical elements over time in 2D and 3D space


  • Demonstrate a full command of a variety of software packages and develop creative and effective problem-solving skills


  • Apply techniques and concepts in cinema studies, video/film production, editing and compositing


  • Apply typography, elements and principles of design to digital video/film projects


  • Create projects using advanced cinema, narrative video and digital video/imaging techniques.
  • Design and utilize projects incorporating sound processing, digital video, animation, motion graphics and editing software.


  • Research, critique and discuss the work by professional film/video makers, designers, visual artists, web artists, animators, and others who use digital video and technologies in their work.


  • Apply basic digital video processing techniques.
  • Apply file management and data storage options including import/export/publishing considerations and codec’s, file formats for video.


  • Assemble a cumulative portfolio or demo reel, DVD and website

    Digital Cinema & Time-Based Media Advisement Checklist (DCTM)


FEATURED STUDENT WORK: DANTE BAILEY, VCDMA

Bam's Song | Directed By Dante Bailey | ART 360-101 | 2088166
from Knowledgeable ENT [Dante Bailey] on Vimeo.

obii say- Hey, i remember you [Official Video]
from Knowledgeable ENT [Dante Bailey] on Vimeo.