Digital Video Intensive { College of Extended Learning }

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Digital Video Intensive
Intensive Certificate (MULT 9339)
Complete Package Program


The Digital Video Intensive program is on temporary hiatus as of 2015-16. Please sign up for our mailing list to get updates on the program's imminent return.


Full-Time, Semester-Length Training in Digital Filmmaking

SF State Extended Learning's Digital Video Intensive certificate is a full-time, 32-CEU (Continuing Education Unit) course.

Immerse yourself! The DVI has been training students from the ground up in the technical, creative and business aspects of filmmaking since 2002. Graduates have gone on to become independent filmmakers as well as work for leading companies such as NBC/Universal, FOX, ABC, CBS, SF Giants, NFL Sports, ESPN, Disney Television, and PBS.

The DVI provides crucial skills and knowledge taught by active professionals from the film and video industries. Based on the narrative feature paradigm, many of the principles apply to all forms of filmmaking. Students come from all over the world and have ranged in age from teens to 70s.


Classes run daily (with occasional Saturday meetings). Reserved lab days are included for students who do not own the hardware or software required for assignments.
Hardware tools include Apple computers, HD cameras, lighting and sound equipment. Software includes Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Final Draft and Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting.


The tuition for the DVI is $9,995 (US dollars). This includes instructional materials, use of equipment, reserved labs and a 2 TB hard drive.

SF State Extended Learning certificate programs also require a $50 non-refundable application fee.


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International Students - Study in San Francisco, Bay Area, California

International students who are interested and would like more information about obtaining a student visa or locating housing can visit the Office of International Programs (OIP) on the SF State campus or go to the Office of International Program website. Also, please see our International Students page.


This program is part of CalJOBS, which provides employment training for adults and dislocated workers. Learn more about CalJOBS.

More Info

For more information about the Digital Video Intensive, see our lists of courses, faculty, and tools, and our FAQ.

For more information please see the Digital Video Intensive website.

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