Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production at Dordt offers students real-world, marketable skills in film, video production, and animation. Students learn about pre-production, production, and post-production. They learn how to conceptualize an idea, write a script, use proper lighting techniques, capture great audio and video, and much more. With the help of Dordt's instructors-including an award-winning filmmaker-students find hands-on learning opportunities to work with technical equipment based on film industry standards. Thanks to intentionally limited class sizes, students have one-on-one attention to hone their media-making skills in a comfortable setting. Check out some student work.

Dordt graduates go into the media world knowing much more than how to push the right buttons, according to Mark Volkers, professor of digital media production.

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"Dordt College strives to turn out technically trained graduates who are equipped to move into positions of leadership in the film and video industry," he said. "In a time when so much of the media we consume is full of empty calories, it's time to start training people who can produce content worth consuming," Volkers says.

The Digital Media Production major brings global possibilities to students' fingertips, all from an academically and biblically grounded basis. These courses challenge students to work hard at developing their filmmaking skills and to serve the Lord in one of the most influential fields in our world.

Students in Dordt's Digital Media department have their names on films that have won student Emmy's, Telly Awards, Mar-Coms, and many, many more. The department has sold work to The Discovery Channel and El Jazeera Worldwide, and has products for sale on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, and other platforms. Graduates work on independent films, in advertising, public relations, non-profit work and in the Hollywood Industry. The foundation this program lays for your future in media is world class.

Are you ready for the challenge?