Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting - Minnesota


The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting degree develops leaders in the fields of narrative film and video production in roles such as director, cinematographer, editor, sound mixer, videographer, producer and screenwriter. This screenwriting degree prepares students to become filmmakers or to specialize. The program is built on developing a strong foundation in the narrative storytelling, creativity, technical skills, and hands on experience necessary to design and deliver poignant messages.

Students enrolled in the screenwriting degree will be provided with information on the impact, use and history of entertainment guilds and unions. Students have the opportunity to analyze and implement advanced techniques in creating cinema screenplays, including using traditional storytelling and classic mythology. In addition, students are provided with the skills to learn to adapt various forms of media into screenplays.

Digital film students will gain an introduction to cinema, including a study of the multiple eras and movements in film history. The technical and aesthetic aspects of small format digital production are explored as well as the basic principles of motion picture production. The process beyond the creation of the production, including film financing, budgeting and distribution is also examined. Students are provided with skills and experience in acting and directing, as well as cinematography and screenwriting.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,830 $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $56,350 $68,150
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate N/A N/A
Median Private Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
Producers
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
Program Directors
Technical Directors/Managers
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
Talent Directors
Film and Video Editors
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  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Online program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.