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Digital Film Associate of Applied Science

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SAE Digital Film Students
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SAE Institute Atlanta
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Digital Film Associate of Applied Science
Domestic Fees
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SAE Institute Atlanta
Entire Course Fee
$40,399.00
Digital Film Associate of Applied Science
International Fees
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SAE Institute Atlanta
Entire Course Fee
$34,179.32
Duration(s)
16 Months
Digital Film Associate of Applied Science
Course Durations
16 Months
Start Date(s)
January 10 2022
Digital Film Associate of Applied Science
Start Dates
SAE Institute Atlanta
  • January 10

  • March 7

  • May 9

Entry Requirements
Digital Film Associate of Applied Science
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet the following criteria:
Entrance exam; AND
Provide government-issued photo identification; AND
Provide proof of graduation; AND
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, or provide proof of appropriate student visa; AND
Be at least 17 years old.
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Digital Film Associate of Applied Science
International Entry Requirements
International students must meet the following criteria:
Entrance exam; AND
Provide a copy of your passport; AND
Provide foreign secondary school transcripts equivalent an accredited U.S. High School Diploma; AND
Meet visa requirements for an M1 or F1 visa; AND
Financial support.
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YOUR CAREER IN FILM BEGINS NOW

SAE Digital Film Students
Project-based learning This hands-on, collaborative program culminates in a major capstone project that draws upon the range of knowledge and skills learned throughout the program.
Hyper-focused curriculum Our program is designed to be completed in as little as 16 months to help you get out the door faster and launch the career of your dreams.
Access lifetime Career Services support Our graduates have worked with companies like Sony Interactive Entertainment, Walt Disney World, Apple, Google, or AVID, and our career services team is always here to support you in finding the right fit.

THIS DIGITAL FILM COURSE COVERS:

Nonfiction Production Introduction to Film Production Storytelling for Contemporary Media Camera and Lighting Short Form Production

Course Structure

The Associate of Applied Science in Digital Film program consists of 16 courses taken in 16 months. Students enrolled full-time in the Associate Program take two courses per module with a short break between modules and semesters. Students must successfully complete 64 credit hours of core Digital Film, Career Preparation, and General Education courses to receive an Associate of Applied Science in Digital Film degree.
Required Core Courses
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: All class meetings are on-ground.

This course provides an introduction to the art of storytelling in contemporary media.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: All class meetings are on-ground.

This course introduces the fundamentals of film production concepts, techniques, and practices.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: All class meetings are on-ground.

This course introduces fundamental principles and techniques for editing visuals and sound.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course provides a critical introduction to film studies, including film history and film theory.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: FLM110

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 10 sessions on-ground, 4 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course introduces fundamental camera and lighting techniques.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course explores how props, dressing, and sets inform the visual appearance of a film and how art departments function within a film production.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: FLM100, FLM120, and FLM140
Corequisite: FLM210

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 10 sessions on-ground, 4 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

In this course, students will create and manage a small production such as a music video or television commercial from pre-production through post-production.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: FLM110
Corequisite: FLM200

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 10 sessions on-ground, 4 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course provides an introduction to the role of the producer in motion pictures from development to distribution.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: FLM110 and FLM120

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 10 sessions on-ground, 4 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course explores production sound techniques, practices, and workflows for on-set audio, sound design, and post production.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: FLM100, FLM120, and FLM140

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 10 sessions on-ground, 4 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course explores production and editing techniques for nonfiction filmmaking.

4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Must be taken within final two semesters of program

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course focuses on developing professional life skills to help students succeed and advance in industry careers. Subjects explored include personal development, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, personal marketing, negotiation, interviewing skills, working in collaborative environments, and developing an online presence
Required General Education Courses
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: ENG100

All Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course explores the functions, meanings, and influences of modern and contemporary art. Emphasis will be placed on aesthetic, social, and cultural factors and their relationship to artistic expression. Students will engage with a range of theoretical perspectives for the analysis and interpretation of art.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course addresses communication and public speaking skills, the principles of communication theory, and how to put them into practice.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course develops fundamental composition skills for writing clear, coherent, and effective written prose. Coursework focuses on paragraph and essay construction, the conventions of academic writing, audience awareness, research methods, reading comprehension, critical analysis and interpretation, rhetorical persuasion, and Standard English usage.
College mathematics
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: ENG100

All Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course examines the natural environment and how nature works, with an emphasis on human society’s interaction with and impact on ecosystems and humans’ interaction with them.
Our industry partners work closely with us to make sure that the program you choose will equip you with all the necessary skills needed to successfully enter the digital film industry.
SAE Digital Film Students

Career Outcomes

After earning a Digital Film Associate degree, graduates will qualified for entry-level opportunities for careers such as:
  • Production Assistant
  • Assistant Director
  • Production Designer
  • Camera Operator
  • Location Manager
  • And more...

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The primary objective of SAE’s Career Services team is to assist students and graduates in securing career-related employment by developing industry relationships, communicating opportunities, and providing guidance and resources. From day one, Career Services is available to assist you with your career goals. SAE offers a range of career-related services to assist students in developing the necessary skills and tools that will enhance their job search upon graduation. SAE Career Services Advisors are regularly developing relationships with potential employers and seeking out employment opportunities to support graduates and alumni. In a student’s last module/semester, a one-on-one Career Planning Session is scheduled to finalize and launch the job search campaign.

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