Program Overview

Being an effective communicator in the 21st century requires not only excellent written and oral communication skills but also the ability to employ contemporary media technology to tell stories and convey ideas to different audiences through various media channels.

The Digital Media Production minor delivers a valuable skill set to two groups:

  • Those interested in careers on the production side of media industries
  • Those in any field in which the ability to express their ideas in interesting and effective ways will help them achieve their career goals

Students in this program will learn about studio and single-camera production, editing and post-production techniques, and writing for different media outlets and audiences. Coursework emphasizes both team production and development of individual projects. 

Competitive Advantages

The Digital Media Production minor appeals to a variety of majors, including communication, English, and visual and performing arts. 

With its emphasis on long-form production, the minor allows students to tell stories creatively while developing their skills with digital technology.

Stonehill recently invested in extensive upgrades to its television studio and control room as well as added a new Mac classroom geared toward nonlinear editing. Students in the Digital Media Production minor will be able to maximize the potential of these renovated and new spaces.

Students will have the opportunity to augment their coursework with internships and culminate their experience by producing their own short film. 

Interns have launched entertainment industry careers in Hollywood as well as in the promotional side of the business, as the Digital Media Production minor allows others to pursue careers on the production end. 

Featured Digital Media Production Courses

Introduction to Digital Feature Production

Featured Course
This course emphasizes single-camera production of longer form projects. Students learn pre-production, including writing treatments and scripts, location scouting, and casting; production, including camera operation, sound capture, lighting and composition; and post-production, including editing, scoring and digital effects.

Writing for Digital Media

This course enables students to learn the fundamentals of screenplay writing in film, television, sketch, animation, and web format. We will also touch upon writing for blogs, podcasts and news reporting.

Thesis Film Project

Students will produce their final film projects under the guidance of the course instructor and will screen their completed works on campus for the Stonehill community.

Student Short Films

Stonehill students explore their creativity while developing key skills in storytelling, film, design, sound and editing through the production of original, in-depth film projects. This hands-on experience prepares students for careers in a variety of media-related industries such as production and entertainment.

Outside Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Save Money: Earn Two Degrees in as Little as Four Years

The Skyhawk Accelerated Dual Degree allows Stonehill students to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Stonehill College in as little as four years. Eligible students receive early and expedited admission to their graduate program of interest and can begin working toward a master's degree in education, data analytics or marketing. Stonehill students also receive 20% off for remaining graduate tuition through the Skyhawk Rate.

Contact Us With Any Questions

Ronald C. Leone

Ronald C. Leone

Professor of Communication, Communication & Media Studies Department Chair, Cinema Studies Program Director, Digital Media Production Program Director
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