Do you enjoy the art of storytelling? The GCU digital film department in the College of Arts and Media can provide a pathway into the world of visual and technical storytelling. Under the guidance of film industry professionals, the GCU digital film program is focused on narrative storytelling and instilling strong technical skills in both production and screenwriting. You will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences in the first semester of your freshman year. Over the course of your program, you can potentially receive multiple years of learning and training in a variety of skill sets that can be applicable to a wide range of industries.
Whether you have a passion for production or writing, GCU digital film degrees can help you achieve an all-round technical and writing skill set. You have the option to take a digital film degree with an emphasis in production to learn about filmmaking from behind the camera, or an emphasis in screenwriting to learn how to construct the next great character and story.
The faculty for GCU digital film is made up of award-winning industry professionals who hold years of experience in a variety of areas in digital film. In conjunction with our Faculty Advisory Board, digital film faculty members work to incorporate assignments in each digital film class that teach employable skills for the current film and television industry.
The GCU digital film department is proud to have an academic relationship with Blackmagic Design, a world leader in cinema and broadcasting equipment and software (including DaVinci Resolve). GCU is the only Blackmagic Academic Training Partner in Arizona, meaning that we alone are able to certify individuals in DaVinci Resolve nonlinear editing software and Fusion Effects visual effects software.
Digital Film Editing Lab
GCU’s film editing lab consists of multiple Mac Studio computer stations where students can study hands-on during DFP-225: Nonlinear Editing; DFP-226: Visual Effects; DFP-351: Audio Production for Film and Television; and DFP-455: Advanced Post-Production courses.
WhisperRoom Audio Booth
Students have access to an audio recording suite that includes a WhisperRoom audio booth and an iMac Pro that runs the Adobe Audition software. In this suite, students have the opportunity to host professional voiceover and ADR sessions.
Digital Film Equipment Rental Cage
Equipment includes Canon C-100 and C-300 cameras, RED Epic, Scarlet and Gemini cameras, Zoom H4N Pro audio recorders, Sennheiser microphones, a variety of lights (HMI, tungsten, LED), a professional pocket jib, a doorway dolly (with tracks) and many other items. Production courses involve and rely on hands-on instruction to ensure that students are comfortable with the tools available to them.
To request more information about becoming a part of GCU digital film, click the button to fill out a form that will connect you with a university counselor.
By using the equipment and facilities available, GCU digital film students have the opportunity to bring their visions to life via short and long-form scripts and films. You will be encouraged to participate in as many film festivals and showcases as possible, including those hosted by GCU. At these events, you may have the chance to meet and network with industry professionals and have your work critiqued in order to gain helpful feedback for your next project.