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Academic Calendar

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

PROGRAM START DATES

January 15, 2018 – 1-Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory

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

January 16 2018, May 10 2018, September 4 2018 – One Year Digital Filmmaking

January 16 2018, May 10 2018, September 4 2018 – Advanced Digital Filmmaking

January 16 2018, May 10 2018, September 4 2018 – Web Development Immersive


 

2018 Holidays that DFA Observes

(DFA will be closed on these dates)

  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Monday)
  • President’s Day – February 19 (Monday)
  • Memorial Day – May 28 (Monday)
  • Independence day – July 4 (Wednesday)
  • Labor Day – September 3 (Monday)
  • Constitution Day (Obervance Only) – September 17 (Monday)
  • Columbus Day – October 8 (Monday)
  • Veterans Day – November 11 (Observed Monday)
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 22 (Thursday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Tuesday)

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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