Academic Calendar

The Digital Film Academy runs on the trimester system, with all programs starting three times throughout the calendar year.

PROGRAM START DATES

August 28, 2017 – 1-Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory

August 28, 2017 – Advanced 1-Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory

January 15, 2018 – 1-Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory

January 15, 2018 – Advanced 1-Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory


 

2016-2017 Holidays that DFA Observes

(DFA will be closed on these dates)

  • January 1, 2016 New Years Day
  • January 18, 2016 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 15, 2016 – President’s Day
  • May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day
  • July 4, 2016 – Independence Day
  • September 5, 2016 – Labor Day
  • October 10, 2016 – Columbus Day
  • November 11, 2016 – Veterans Day
  • November 24-26, 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 24-31, 2015 Winter Break

TRIMESTER SYSTEM

Digital Film Academy follows a trimester system, in which the academic year is divided into instructional terms, which can be up to 16 weeks of instruction. Three terms equal an academic year.

PROGRAMS

Programs represent a series of courses provided in a full-time schedule that when completed successfully lead to a professional certificate. Each term has between 10 to 16 weeks of instruction. Class hours generally range from 10:00am – 9:30pm. Daytime and evening schedules available.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops represent course(s) or class(es) held over a shorter length of time, in an intensive study.

COURSES

Courses represent a series of lessons or lectures dealing with a subject; may include multiple subjects that are closely related. Courses can be up to 16 weeks of instruction.

CLOCK HOURS

Course work at Digital Film Academy is measured in clock hours. For all programs, one clock hour is defined as 50 minutes of instruction in a 60-minute period. For workshops, one clock hour is defined as 60 minutes of instruction in a 60-minute period. For courses, one clock hour can be defined as 50 minutes in a 60-minute period OR 60 minutes in a 60-minute period, depending on the course.

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