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If you like movies and telling stories with video a career in filmmaking may be right perfect for you!
The SFCC Digital Filmmaking degrees are an interdisciplinary study of cinematography, acting, directing, and writing that prepares students to pursue careers in a variety of related fields such as commercial advertising, corporate video production, social media marketing, broadcast television, filmmaking.

The program draws upon the strengths of the photography, drama, and film departments to help develop the skills necessary for you to succeed in various, rapidly evolving fields centered around digital video production.

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of set protocols for multiple crew positions on a film production.
  2. Students will apply techniques of cinematography to convey emotion.
  3. Students will apply sound design and video editing strategies to tell a story.
  4. Students will produce a short film suitable for entry in a film festival.
  5. Students will develop written communication skills necessary to be successful in their chosen career.
  6. Students will demonstrate the professionalism required to be employable.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Associate in Applied Science - Digital Filmmaking

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 95

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
PHOTO 126
Digital Photography
5
Choose one from:
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
FILM 222
American Film Classics
5
FILM 224
Contemporary Global Cinema
5
FILM 225
Independent Film
5
FILM 236
The Documentary Film
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 114
Digital Cinematography I
5
Choose one from:
ART 105
Color and Design
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
PHOTO 120
Photographic Arts
5
PHOTO 240
Large Format Photography
5
Choose one from:
ACCT 140
QuickBooks
5
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 150
Introduction to Theatrical Design and Technology
5
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
PHOTO 124
Introduction to Cinematic Lighting
5
PHOTO 130
Digital Cinematography II
5
Total Credits
 
18
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 280
Writing for Stage and Screen
5
PHOTO 200
Photography Media
5
PHOTO 228
Film Development and Producing
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 237
Documentary Storytelling
5
Choose one from:
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business
5
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
Choose one from:
BT 107
Business Communications
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
JOURN 220
Introduction to News Writing
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 290
Directing for Stage and Screen
5
PHOTO 225
Portfolio Development II
5
PHOTO 247
Narrative Storytelling
5
PHOTO 266
Cooperative Education Seminar
1
PHOTO 267
Cooperative Education Work Experience
1
Total Credits
 
17
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    8,692
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,318
  • International

    $
    20,463
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    464
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,467

  • Ira Gardner
    Ira Gardner
    Photography
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University
    Ira.Gardner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3728
  • Kayla Marr
    Kayla Marr
    Instructional Technician
    Kayla.Marr@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3725
  • Collin Masteller
    Collin Masteller
    Coordinator I
    Collin.Masteller@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3725
  • Colin Mulvany
    Colin Mulvany
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Colin.Mulvany@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3726
  • Erik Sohner
    Erik Sohner
    Photography
    A.A.S., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Brooks Institute; M.F.A., Academy of Art University; Additional Studies: Eastern Washington University, Dakota County Area Vocational Technical Institute
    Erik.Sohner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3832
  • Marc Harvey
    Marc Harvey
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Marc.Harvey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3726
  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    Curriculum Advisor
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195
  • Rebecca Cook
    Rebecca Cook
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Rebecca.Cook@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3181

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Ira Gardner

Program Lead
Ira.Gardner@sfcc.spokane.edu

Heather Bellerud

Curriculum Advisor
Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3195
Building 15, Room 106