Undergraduate Program (BA)

DIGITAL INNOVATION FILM AND TELEVISION

In a rapidly changing digital world, you never know what will be the next new thing. But you'll be ready. At Xavier, you'll master the art of visual storytelling and explore the latest in digital media production and technologies. You'll also use innovation and work with our award-winning faculty and staff. By the time you graduate, you'll be ready to share your stories with the world.

Sample Four-Year DIGITAL INNOVATION FILM AND TELEVISION Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
General Elective 3
Dift 210: Art of Film 3
Core 100: First-Year Seminar 3
Philosophy 100: Introduction to Ethics 3
Foreign Language I 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Mathematical Perspectives 3
Social Sciences Elective 3
Theology 111: Theological Foundations 3
English 101: English Composition 3
Foreign Language II 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Dift 213: Non-Fiction Film 3
Communication Arts 206: Writing for the Media 3
General Elective 3
Scientific Perspectives Elective 3
Philosophy 200: Philosophical Perspectives 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Historical Perspectives Elective 3
Dift 215: Aesthetics and Technology in Post-Production 3
English 205: Literature and the Moral Imagination 3
General Elective 3
Creative Perspectives Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Dift 250: Screenwriting and Story Craft 3
Dift 254: Intro To Video Production 3
General Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Dift 354: Field Production and Story Telling 3
Theological Perspectives 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Dift Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Dift 459: Senior Seminar Electronic Media: Advanced Production 3
Dift Elective E/RS Elective 3
General Elective 3
Dift Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Dift 460: Senior Seminar Electronic Media: Advanced Production II 3
Dift Elective 3
Dift Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the DIGITAL INNOVATION FILM AND TELEVISION major at Xavier:

Screenwriting and Story Craft (DIFT 250) - Screenwriting focuses on the conceptualization, design, organization, communication strategies, and formatting of messages and experiences for television and film. Story craft focuses on the components of storytelling including drama, narrative and scene development, characterization, and literary techniques that apply to scriptwriting.

Advanced Video Editing (DIFT 454) - Teaches students how to use the AVID, non-linear editing system; also covers aesthetics and editor-client interaction. Pre-requisite: COMM 250.

Aesthetics and Tech Post (DIFT 452) - Rules and principles involved in the art of video post-production. Through practice and hands-on instruction, this course explores cinematic grammars and a variety of storytelling strategies and techniques.

Senior Seminar Advanced Digital Production I & II (DIFT 459 & 460) - A full year capstone experience and builds upon fundamentals acquired in the earlier courses. The majority of the time is spent producing individual films (either documentary or narrative) and one group narrative project. Each film must contain a socially significant theme. Industry standard steps for pre-production, production, and post-production are implemented.

100% of Xavier Digital Innovation Film and Television Majors are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

100%

of Xavier Digital Innovation Film and Television Majors are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Xavier is among a select group of universities nationwide offering students the opportunity to work at an on-campus studio, which is both a teaching facility and a professional video production center. Learn how to use the equipment, create and manipulate graphics and even produce talk shows, news programs and short films.

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Some of the best learning takes place outside the classroom-- especially in this city. Take advantage of faculty-mentored, for-credit internships or employment opportunities at some of Cincinnati's top media and marketing agencies.

INNOVATIVE COURSES

Take courses that are relevant to the changing world around us. Aesthetics and Techniques of Post Production, Art of Film, and Field Production and Storytelling are three classes that will help you gain a better understanding of how to approach different real-world scenarios while reporting them.

Xavier by the numbers

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

65,000+

XAVIER GRADUATES ACROSS THE GLOBE

6

COMPUTER LABS ACROSS CAMPUS

98%

PLACEMENT RATE

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