AS in Digital Filmmaking


Welcome to SRJC's Digital Filmmaking Program.





"I honestly can't thank SRJC enough for the preparation for film school. I attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. SRJC put me ahead of the game among my colleagues. For any of those who wish to transfer to a 4-Year Film University, this is truly the place to be. Currently I am working at Cinetic Media, a large distribution and sales firm for many well-known feature films like Boyhood, Little Miss Sunshine, and Moonlight. I really owe it all to the professors at SRJC who prepared me to succeed.

Kyle Schmidt, former student, SRJC Digital Media Program


The Digital Filmmaking Major (AS) is designed to provide students with a foundation in film history and film form as well as in field production and postproduction techniques for digital filmmaking.  Students can also opt for a Digital Filmmaking Certificate. The Associate Degree in Digital Film Making is transferable to UC and CSU colleges. Some of the area the program lays the groundwork for are careers in broadcast and commercials, digital photography, documentary/biography production, video production for a wide variety of uses including legal and forensic video, website video, online advertising, industrial and corporate training, internet streaming, seminar capture, music video, sports and events,  and web video production/encoding.

For further information on the Major and the Outlines for individual courses see the below.

Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking (AS) Communication Studies Total Units: 32

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred: For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.
Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Communication Studies: Digital Filmmaking program are:

  • Complete 32 units from
    • Digital Filmmaking Core Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement
Digital Media: Digital Filmmaking Core Requirements - complete 31.00 units
Course Description Units
CS 50.32  Web / Interactive Media Projects 4.00
CS 74.11  Introduction to Digital Media 3.00
CS 74.21A  Digital Video Post Production Techniques 1 1.50
CS 74.21B  Digital Video Post Production Techniques 2 1.50
CS 74.21C  Digital Video Post Production Techniques 3 3.00
MEDIA 10  Film Appreciation 4.00
MEDIA 20  Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 4.00
MEDIA 22  Screenwriting 3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
MEDIA 19  Multi-Camera Studio Production 4.00
MEDIA 21  Intermediate Digital Filmmaking 4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
APTECH 63  3D Animation: Modeling and Rigging 4.00
APTECH 64  3D Animation: Visual Effects, Character Anim. & Compositing 4.00
ART 82  Beginning Digital Photography 3.00
CS 70.11B  Adobe Photoshop 2 3.00
JOUR 55  Multimedia Reporting 3.00
THAR 63  Acting in Film, Television and Voice-over 3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Course Description Units
LIR 10  Introduction to Information Literacy 1.00




Additional Student Work from the Digital Filmmaking Courses