American InterContinental University

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Media Production with a Specialization in Digital Film and Post Production

American InterContinental University
In London

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location London
Duration Flexible
  • Bachelor's degree
  • London
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AIU offers a professionally-focused BFA in Film Production degree program with a focus on digital film and video Production that can give students an opportunity to learn industry-current knowledge and skills applicable in today’s film, video and audio markets. The BFA in Film Production degree program offers an opportunity to learn the art and science of digital filmmaking. You can immerse yourself in each phase of the process by creating your own film and video project. Students can gain hands-on experience with screenwriting, filming, working with talent, lighting, and camera operation and editing the final product. .

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110 Marylebone High Street, W1U 4R, London, England
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· What are the objectives of this course?

Demonstrate a thorough technical understanding of the three phases of the motion picture production process (preproduction, production and postproduction). Generate and properly utilize industry-standard paperwork to track and control all three phases of motion picture production. Demonstrate technical competency with various industry-standard software, camera, grip and lighting, and recording technologies Demonstrate an understanding of on-set protocol/behavior and professionalism appropriate to field, studio and postproduction applications. Contribute appropriately in a variety of positions to the production of motion picture projects. Develop film/video projects from concept to finished product, on time and on budget, to a client’s specifications. Organize and manage self-directed film/video production projects

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

General Education
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • General College Mathematics
  • Academic and Professional Success
  • Technology and Information Literacy
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Humanities (2 Courses)
  • Natural Sciences (2 Courses)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses)
  • General Education Electives (1)

General Electives
  • General Elective
  • Internship/General Elective

Lower Division Core
  • Production Techniques I
  • Audio Production I
  • Screenwriting I
  • Postproduction I
  • Camera & Lighting I
  • American Cinema

Digital Film and Post Production
  • Production Techniques III
  • Film and Audio Aesthetics
  • Screenwriting II
  • Advanced Production I
  • Senior Project I
  • Senior Project II
  • Directing
  • Camera & Lighting II
  • Advanced Digital Cinematography
  • Postproduction Recording
  • Postproduction III
  • Animation and Motion Graphics

Upper Division Core
  • Audio Production II
  • Field Recording Techniques
  • Production Techniques II
  • Media Postproduction II
  • Producing I
  • Pitching and Project Management
  • Portfolio
Film Production Classes Overview

By studying key topics in Digital Film and Post Production to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, AIU can give you an opportunity to learn a solid foundation in the areas of audio and electronic music production, general media production, editing, and computer-animation and special-effects production. For a Film Production Degree, your classes may include:

Production Techniques III

Students continue to develop their technical and creative skills as they create a longer-form and more advanced motion picture project. Particular emphasis will be placed on directing actors and use of the camera as an expressive tool. This concludes the first half of the production process, which will be completed in the second course, DFAP 445 Postproduction III.

Film and Audio Aesthetics

In this course, students learn to analyze film in terms of form, structure, cinematography, editing and use of sound and music.

Screenwriting II

Students continue to develop their skills in screenwriting, with particular focus on character driven, three-act narrative structure, story development and crafting dialog.

Advanced Production I

In this intensive course, students apply principles and techniques to create an advanced production motion picture project. Students are expected to finish a professional-quality work, worthy of inclusion on their show reel.

Senior Project I

Students will take an advanced-level project from concept through principle photography. Projects started in this course will be completed in DFAP 402 Senior Project II.

Senior Project II

Students will "finish" and distribute projects started in DFAP 401 Senior Project I. Particular focus will be placed upon the creation of a professional-quality, festival-ready package.


Students examine the role and responsibility of the director. Also covered is the director's role in each of the three phases of film production, including scripting, casting, creative work with actors, camera and lighting design and communicating effectively with the crew in order to achieve a specific vision.

Camera & Lighting II

In this course, students develop advanced skills in motion picture photography and a greater appreciation of lighting techniques and style. Topics will include genre-appropriate lighting techniques, source lighting, lighting for composite and special effects photography, and lighting for the mobile camera.

Advanced Digital Cinematography

In this advanced course, students explore of the potential of the video camera. Included are the elements of lenses and filters, shot framing and composition, color theory, non-tripod shooting techniques, internal electronics, aesthetics, and editing.

ostproduction Recording

Students develop skills needed to create a professional film soundtrack, including: effects editing, automatic dialog replacement (ADR), dialog editing and Foley recording.

Postproduction III

This advanced level course concentrates on workflow options and the "finishing" of digital video productions. Students edit their productions to a high standard, including titles, music, special effects and grading. Output, compression and DVD authoring will also be covered. In addition, lectures on various editing styles and techniques and the building of narrative structure enhance and build on the practical aspects of the course.

Animation and Motion Graphics

In this course students explore and develop new motion graphics/animation projects using industry-standard software. Students will develop their skills in the area of animation and time-based motion graphics using industry-standard software such as Adobe After Effects.

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