The Bachelor of Innovation™ (BI) in Communication – Digital Film Making a cross-disciplinary degree that combines film making, engineering and business. A cross-college collaboration between the Department of Communications in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the College of Business, this cutting edge curriculum combines academic studies, technical skills and professional training to prepare students for variety of careers in the film and television industry. Students gain a depth of skills and knowledge in film and television production as well as valuable breadth in other arts disciplines, technology, business and creative entrepreneurship. Moreover, BI COMM Digital Film Making students will participate in several high- level collaborative projects, internships and produce professional work that will give them a distinct advantage launching careers in the competitive changing world of the Film and Television Industry.

The BI degree in Communications – Digital Film Making supports and aligns with the heart of the UCCS Department of Visual and Performing Art’s mission to offer degrees that encompass: Breadth and Depth, Collaboration, Community Engagement, Creative Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Hybrid Practices, Social Entrepreneurship, Expanded Boundaries, and Technological Advancement.

The Bachelor of Innovation encompasses the best of arts education, the humanities, natural and social sciences, engineering, computer science and business blending the creative, philosophical, historical with pragmatic and applied skills and knowledge to enable students to take their ideas out into the world as global citizens, scholars, creators, critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and social activists.

Degree Requirements
The degree requirements for the Bachelor of Innovation™ degree in Communication – Digital Filmmaking require a minimum of 42 credit hours of COMM course work and a minimum of 18 credit hours of upper-division (3000+ level) COMM course work.
Communication majors must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all Communication course work completed in order to graduate.

Innovation Core (24 Credits)

Cross Discipline Core (15 Credits)

English (3 Credits)
Communication Core (42 Credits)

COMM 1440 Foundations of Leadership — 3
COMM 2250 Introduction to Film & Video — 3
COMM 2270 TV Studio Production — 3
COMM 3000 UCCS Television Workshop – The Bluffs: Studio — 3
COMM 3010 UCCS Television Workshop – The Bluffs: Writing — 3
COMM 3100 Directing for Film and Television — 3
COMM 3250 Practices and Principles of Advertising — 3
COMM 3270 Digital Cinematography — 3
COMM 3300 Screenwriting — 3
COMM 3400 Digital Communication Technology — 3
COMM 3460 Digital Film Editing — 3
COMM 3850 Walt Disney: The Nexus of Communication & Imagination — 3
COMM 4270 Digital Film Production — 3
COMM 4460 Advanced Editing and Colorization 3

Humanities and Sciences (33 Credits)
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Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites; prerequisites are strictly enforced. All skills including junior core and senior capstone courses must be completed with a C- or better.

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