Digital Cinema Programs
Learn about audio technology, videography, and digital video editing while studying the creative process with a cohort of filmmakers.
Offered as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Major
A degree in Digital Cinema from SOU offers visual storytellers the creative skills, technical immersion, and faculty mentoring they need to turn their ideas into compelling moving images in preparation for a wide array of media-making careers.
The Digital Cinema Production Arts BFA offers student filmmakers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a chosen production or story development craft while contributing to the creation of a significant undergraduate thesis project in a year-long Capstone sequence.
Offered as a Secondary Discipline Minor
The Digital Cinema Minor is designed to serve students in a variety of fields. This minor emphasizes the hands-on skills of film and television production, along with the theory, criticism, history, and analysis of digital cinema.
The Certificate in Documentary Production is designed for non-degree-seeking students and traditional degree-seeking students majoring in other disciplines who have a passion for non-fiction media production specific to their disciplines or wish to be engaged in social issue documentary production.
The Certificate in Screenwriting and Story Development is offered to students who wish to pursue careers in writing for film and television or in story development for the entertainment industry and especially students interested in pursuing graduate studies in screenwriting.
The Broadcast News Production badge introduces students to basic skills and technologies entailed in the production of broadcast journalism through the filter of news programming for local television stations. Students complete reporting and production tasks encompassing both field and studio broadcast contexts.
*The Broadcast News Production Micro-Credential is housed within the Communications program website.
The Cinema Production Technology badge provides a strong foundation for students interested in securing entry-level employment in broadcast media, corporate video production or communications departments, and in assisting freelance video producers.
By completing Southern Oregon University’s 12-credit badge in Film Business & Management, students demonstrate their ability to develop screen properties, raise production funds, create shooting schedules and budgets, and create marketing plans and festival submission strategies for independently-produced films. The Film Business & Management badge provides a strong foundation for students interested in working in production offices or in project development for the entertainment industry.
*The Film Business & Management Micro-Credential is housed within the Communications program website.
In this immersive learning experience, students leave the classroom to learn on location in an environment that emulates a professional film production. Students apply for a below-the-line crew position and work within a departmental hierarchy to collaboratively produce a short film alongside faculty and professional mentors.
The Story Development for Screenwriting badge provides a strong foundation for students interested in securing entry-level employment in the entertainment industry as a script reader or writer’s assistant, in pursuing a screenwriting fellowship, or, when completed as part of their undergraduate degree, in applying to graduate programs in screenwriting.