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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

BS, Digital Cinema

The Rochester Institute of Technology is probably the first university to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Cinema. From the school's news release:

    The new major will have two tracks for students to choose from: applied and science. Graduates from the applied track will be trained to work in Post Production facilities in such areas as color and gamma correction of digital intermediates, CG element and match move compositing, format conversions and other issues concerned with preserving the cinematographers’ and directors’ intents. Students who choose the more science intensive track will be prepared in the theories and fundamentals of motion media science that will enable career choices that depend on the design, use and understanding of imaging hardware and software algorithms that support production work flow, effects, distribution and presentation of electronic and traditional cinema.

(Thanks to Bob L. for the link.)