Skip to main content

Digital Filmmaking

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. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

Program Map for

Print/Download

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 95

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
FILM 224
Contemporary Global Cinema
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHOTO 114
Digital Cinematography I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 150
Acting for Film and Television
5
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
PHOTO 124
Introduction to Cinematic Lighting
5
PHOTO 130
Digital Cinematography II
5
Total Credits
 
18
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 280
Writing for Stage and Screen
5
PHOTO 228
Film Development and Producing
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
FILM 225
Independent Film
5
PHOTO 237
Documentary Storytelling
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 290
Directing for Stage and Screen
5
PHOTO 247
Narrative Storytelling
5
PHOTO 266
Cooperative Education Seminar
1
PHOTO 267
Cooperative Education Work Experience
1
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
ANTH& 210
Indians of North America
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Total Credits
 
17
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.

For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    8,692
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,318
  • International

    $
    20,463
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    464
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,467

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • 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
  • Ira Gardner
    Ira Gardner
    Photography
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University
    ira.gardner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3728
  • Marc Harvey
    Marc Harvey
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    marc.harvey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3726
  • 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

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