Digital Media Production  {SF State Bulletin 2013 - 2014}

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Digital Media Production

College of Extended Learning


SF State Downtown Center
835 Market Street, 6th Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94103-1901
Phone: 415-817-4227/415-817-4229
Program Director: Craig Abaya



Digital Media Production Certificate



Program Scope

Digital Media Production is an academic certificate of the SF State College of Extended Learning. Emphasis is on tools training in film audio and video post production. Students are not required to apply for the entire certificate in order to take Digital Media courses.


Digital Media Production Certificate

Admission Requirements

The certificate program requires completion of 24 semester units. Fifteen of these units are to be taken from a core of courses and the remaining nine may be chosen from the list of elective courses. To be admitted to the Digital Media Production Certificate program, students should have at least 56 units of academic credit with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or sufficient experience to demonstrate that they can perform upper division work. However, students who do not have 56 units are encouraged to apply and may be admitted to the program on a conditional basis.


Check with Digital Media Production staff for additional requirements.


Core Courses

Course Title Units
DM 310 Digital Video Production 3
DM 315 Final Cut Pro 101 2
DM 330 Digital Editing Fundamentals 2
DM 350 Pro Tools 101 1
DM 360 Photoshop for Digital Video 1
DM 370 After Effects 2
DM 380 After Effects Compositing and Effects Workshop 2
DM 420 DVD Studio Pro 101 2

Total for core: 15 units



7 units selected from the following:

Course Title Units
DM 365 Motion 101 1
DM 390 Marketing and Distribution 2
DM 430 Flash (2D Animation) 2
DM 440 Maya 2
DM 450 Pro Tools 201 2
DM 460 Pro Tools 210P 2
DM 462 Pro Tools 210M 2
DM 470 Digital Rights 1
DM 490 Pro Tools 310P 2
DM 492 Pro Tools 310M 2


Final requirement:

Course Title Units
DM 510 Portfolio Project 2

Total for certificate: 24 units


Written English Proficiency Requirement

Academic certificate program courses require good writing skills. Students enrolled in certificate programs who do not have baccalaureate degrees are asked to demonstrate their writing ability soon after admission by passing ENG 414. ENG 414 is regularly offered through the Open University program through the College of Extended Learning.

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