Program Description

The Video Production Associate Degree program provides a comprehensive overview of the equipment, concepts and techniques needed to design, produce and edit effective professional video products.

Specific areas covered in the program include pre-production processes: story development, scripting, storyboarding, scheduling and budgeting; production techniques: camera operation, lighting, interviewing, audio recording; and post-production workflow: capturing, editing, motion-graphics, sound design, rendering, outputting and publishing.

The program focuses on providing students with the hands-on technical skills necessary to create professional video products and to work in a variety of audio-visual media production and post-production capacities.

Approximate Cost

$11,115
Tuition: $10221 , Books: $894

Starting Salary

$18,511–$24,691
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
10-20%
at Antigo
10-20%
at Medford
10-20%
at Phillips
10-20%
at Spencer
10-20%
at Wittenberg
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at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of media software, tools and technology
  • Manage a production from concept to completion
  • Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings
  • Apply ethical business practices
  • Apply the principles of design and storytelling to develop media products and services

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Video Technician
  • Media Manager
  • Video Archivist
  • Creative Director
  • Animator
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Production Assistant
  • Camera Operator
  • Freelance Videographer
  • Post-Production Supervisor
  • Sound Recordist
  • Video Editor
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Video Producer
  • Independent Video Professional

Courses

The Video Production Associate Degree is a 61 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3.00
VIDEO PRE-PRODUCTION 3.00
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION 3.00
CREATIVE PROCESS 1.00
VIDEO FOUNDATION INTENSIVE 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

PHOTOSHOP/IMAGE MANIPULATION 2.00
AUDIO FOR VIDEO AND ANIMATION 2.00
VIDEO EDITING 3.00
SHORT NARRATIVE PRODUCTION 2.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

FILM & VIDEO: LANGUAGE AND TECHNIQUE 3.00
VIDEO PRODUCTION: STUDIO 4.00
ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES 3.00
VFX, COMPOSITING & COLOR 2.00
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 3.00
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00

Fourth Term

VIDEO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP 4.00
MOTION GRAPHICS 3.00
PORTFOLIO PREPARATION FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION 2.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Michigan Tech University Communication, Culture, and Media

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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Additional Information

For more information on the Video Production Associate Degree Program, courses offered in the program, equipment needed for classes and other resources associated with Video Production, check out the Video Production Program website.

Admissions Process

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