The Digital Film Academy runs on the trimester system, with all programs starting three times throughout the calendar year.
2023 / 2024 Academic Calendar
Holidays 2023 (No Class Scheduled)
Holidays 2024 (No Class Scheduled)
2022 Holidays that DFA Observes
(DFA will be closed on these dates)
- Term Break: Dec 22, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 17, 2022
- President’s Day – February 21, 2022
- Term Break: May 9, 2022 – May 15, 2022
- Memorial Day – May 30,2022
- Juneteenth: June 20, 2022
- Independence day – July 4, 2022
- Term Break: August 29, 2022 – Sept 5, 2022
- Columbus Day – October 10, 2022
- Veterans Day – November 11, 2022
- Thanksgiving – November 24-25, 2022
- Term Break: Dec 22, 2022 – Jan 22, 2023
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 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.
Workshops represent course(s) or class(es) held over a shorter length of time, in an intensive study.
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.
DEFINITION OF A UNIT OF CREDIT AND CLOCK HOUR
A semester credit is comprised of at least 15 clock-hours of academic engagement and 30 hours of preparation. Academic engagement may include, but is not limited to, submitting an academic assignment, listening to class lectures or webinars (synchronous or asynchronous), taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; attending a study group that is assigned by the institution; contributing to an academic online discussion; initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course and laboratory work, externship, or internship. Preparation is typically homework, such as reading and study time, and completing assignments and projects. A clock-hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction during a 60-minute period.