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Associate of Applied Science

Digital Cinematography

About This Program

With the explosion of digital media, artists and filmmakers have to adapt their content for a variety of platforms.

The Digital Cinematography Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students in digital video and filmmaking production. You’ll learn about digital photography, HD video production, lighting, and audio mixing, giving you the skills to create professional content for various platforms.

Named One of “25 Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada of 2023” — MovieMaker Magazine, 2023

Upcoming Start Dates
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 5

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Program at a Glance




Associate of Applied Science


This program is designed to be paired with the Visual Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program with a Concentration in Digital Cinematography.

  • I'm both creative and business-minded.
  • I'm interested in technology and getting my hands on new tools.
  • I often analyze art, what it's trying to say, and how it makes me feel.
  • I like to solve problems.
  • My ideas don't just stay ideas – I like to create things.

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Scriptwriting Techniques - Students will learn the fundamentals of formatting using industry-standard software, structural techniques, character development, conflict, and scene construction.

Composition & Visual Design - Students will explore composition, the framing of elements and principles of design, and the impact of designing with light, movement, and space.

Location Lighting - This course emphasizes professional techniques and protocol relevant to lighting in the world of digital production. Emphasis is placed on creative lighting design while working within a fixed budget.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Pricing and package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Pricing and package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • 3-yr Applecare Extended Warranty
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Download)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Apple USB-C to USB Adapter
  • Camera Lens
  • Manfrotto Tripod Kit - Legs, Headmount, & Case
  • Soft Case for Camera
  • Sony Cinema Line FX6 Camera
  • Sony Headphones
  • Sony Shotgun Microphone
  • StageMaster 25ft XLR Microphone Cable
  • 64GB SDXC Card
Other Software Taught in this Program
  • Chop Shop FX (Download)
  • Final Draft (Download)
  • Movie Magic Budgeting (Download)
  • Movie Magic Scheduling (Download)

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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