Digital Innovation, Film and Television Major

The Digital Innovation, Film and Television program cultivates students to become responsible, adaptable, and innovative leaders in a complex and rapidly converging digital environment. With a concentration on digital media production and the art of visual storytelling, we endeavor to prepare students through hands-on learning, cross-disciplinary study, team building, and community engagement. DIFT prepares graduates for careers in the creative and corporate digital environments of film, television, broadcasting, producing, multimedia, content creation and in technology areas that are emerging.


Core Curriculum Requirements:

84 credit hours including:

  • CSCI 170 (For SAI Students) (Math Core)

Major Requirements:

36 credit hours, as follows 27 hours from:

  • COMM 206 – Writing for the Media
  • DIFT 210 Art of Film
  • DIFT 213 Non-Fiction Film
  • DIFT 250 – Screenwriting and Story Craft
  • DIFT 254 – Intro To Video Production
  • DIFT 354 – Field Prod and Story Telling
  • DIFT 215 – Aesthetics and Tech Post-Prod
  • DIFT 459 – SR Sem-Elect Media: Adv Prod
  • DIFT 460 – Sr Sem Elec Media Adv II

 

6 hours of Elective A, select 2 courses from:

  • ARTS 215 – Web Design
  • COMM – 237 Elements of Copy and Design
  • DIFT 340 – Audio Production and Technology
  • DIFT 355 – Documentary Field Production
  • DIFT 451 – Introduction to Video Graphics
  • DIFT 454 – Advanced Video Editing
  • ENGL 310 – Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 318 – Creative Nonfiction
  • INNV 101 – Create
  • MUSC 304 – Producing Electronic Music I
  • THTR 120 – Acting I
  • THTR 331 – Lighting Design

 

3 hours of Elective B, select 1 course from:

  • COMM 209 – Group Dynamics
  • COMM 211– Media Literacy
  • COMM 247 – Understanding New Media
  • COMM 323 – Race, Class, Gender and the Media
  • COMM 324 – Sex and Violence in Media
  • COMM 329 – Audience Survey and Research
  • COMM 375 – Feature Writing Publication
  • COMM 385 – Media, Democracy and Public
  • COMM 426 – Media Law and Policy
  • DIFT 214 – Film Criticism
  • DIFT 310 – The Horror Film
  • DIFT 455 – Special Projects in DIFT
  • DIFT 310 – The Horror Film
  • MUSIC 106 – Music in Film
  • THTR 210 – Script Analysis

Block Schedule Example of DIFT

Year One

Fall

Spring

General elective
General/Major elective Film 210
First Year Sem. (CORE100) OR Theology 111
Introduction to Ethics (PHIL100)
Second language I
3
3
3
3
3
First Year Sem. (CORE100) OR Theology 111
Soc. Sci. elective
Composition or Rhetoric (ENGL101/115)
Mathematical Perspectives CSCI 170
Second Language II
3
3
3
3
3
15 15

Year Two

Fall

Spring

Major course DIFT 213
Major course COMM 206
General elective
Scientific Perspectives elective
Philosophical Perspectives (PHIL200)
3
3
3
3
3
Historical Perspectives elective
Major course DIFT 215
Literature and Moral Imagination 205
General elective
Creative Perspectives elective
3
3
3
3
3
15 15

Year Three

Fall

Spring

Major course DIFT 250
Major course DIFT 254
General elective
Nat. sci. elective
Humanities elective
3
3
3
3
3
Major course DIFT 354
Theological Perspectives elective
General elective
General elective
Major DIFT elective
3
3
3
3
3
15 15

Year Four

Fall

Spring

Major course Senior Seminar DIFT 459
Major course (E/RS elec.)
General elective (DCR elec.)
Major DIFT elective
General elective
3
3
3
3
3
Major course Senior Seminar DIFT 460
Major DIFT elective
Major DIFT elective
General elective
General elective
3
3
3
3
3
15 15

 

Block Schedule Example of DIFT in Two Years

Year One

Fall

Spring

General elective
General elective
First Year Sem. (CORE100) OR Theology 111
Introduction to Ethics (PHIL100)
Second language I
3
3
3
3
3
General elective
Soc. Sci. elective
First Year Sem. (CORE100) OR Theology 111
Composition or Rhetoric (ENGL101/115)
Second Language II
3
3
3
3
3
15 15

Year Two

Fall

Spring

General Elective (DCR elec.)
General Elective
Historical Perspectives elective
Scientific Perspectives elective
Philosophical Perspectives (PHIL200)
3
3
3
3
3
General Elective
General Elective
Literature and Moral Imagination 205
Theological Perspectives elective
Creative Perspectives elective
3
3
3
3
3
15 15

Year Three

Fall

Spring

Major course DIFT 250
Major course DIFT 254
Major course DIFT 215
Nat. Sci. elective
Humanities elective
3
3
3
3
3
Major course DIFT 354
Mathematical Perspectives CSCI 170
Major course COMM 206
General elective
Major DIFT elective
3
3
3
3
3
15 15

Year Four

Fall

Spring

Major course Senior Seminar DIFT 459
Major course (E/RS elec.)
Major course DIFT 210
Major DIFT elective
General elective
3
3
3
3
3
Major course Senior Seminar DIFT 460
Major DIFT elective
Major DIFT elective
Major course DIFT 213
General elective
3
3
3
3
3
15 15