The Bachelor of Applied Science: Filmmaking program is a career-oriented, applied degree that prepares students for a range of positions in the rapidly changing field of digital film, including jobs in video production, directing, cinematography, screenwriting, and acting. The degree also prepares you for digital content production in a variety of industries, including jobs with branding, marketing, and advertising companies, businesses in any industry that creates digital content for training purposes, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

While our degree stands apart from others by enabling you to learn a broad range of creative and technical skills in all film subjects, you may focus on an area of study for the senior thesis project to deepen skills in a specific role.

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Application Process

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1Download the BAS-Filmmaking Application
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2Pay application fee

Phone the Cashier and pay by Credit Card: 360-475-7181 or 1-800-259-6718, Ext. 7181 

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3Submit application and portfolio

The Application for Program Admission should be emailed mailed to: @email

All applicants are required to submit a portfolio for evaluation that showcases your knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Film Aesthetic / The Art of Film
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Screenwriting
  • Producing
  • Film Directing
  • Cinematography / Digital Filmmaking
  • Post-Production

Portfolios may consist of video (demo reel), documents (scripts, credits, resume), and other samples (photography, art work, other-than-screenplay writing, etc.) that demonstrate your creative talent.

Portfolios should be electronically submitted using a PDF with active links to your work.

When submitting a portfolio, please contact the Bachelor of Applied Science - Digital Filmmaking program to ensure it is included in your application.

Alternatively, portfolios may be mailed to:

Manager, BAS in Digital Filmmaking
Olympic College
Bldg. 4, Rm. 310
1600 Chester Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337

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4Review Transfer Credit Evaluation Page

Review the Transfer Credit Evaluation page and complete the Transcript Evaluation Request.

Learning Outcomes

The BAS DF program adds knowledge, skills, and abilities in filmmaking expertise to students' professional technical education and work experience. Upon successful completion of the program, all students will be able to:

  1. Consciously develop a responsible, socially, culturally, and historically relevant aesthetic and apply it to filmmaking disciplines such as producing, directing, acting, scriptwriting, editing, cinematography, and post-production.
  2. Demonstrate competency as a practitioner in a range of filmmaking disciplines.
  3. Assess productions for quality control, ethical compliance, and sound business practices.
  4. Demonstrate leadership, project management, and effective collaboration on film making teams.
  5. Evaluate emerging technologies in film making and industry trends to maintain currency and drive innovation.
  6. Integrate specialization in two or more film making disciplines in an advanced film project.