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. Potential occupations include: Independent Video Professional, Video Producer, Documentary Filmmaker, Video Editor, Sound Recordist, Post-Production Supervisor, Freelance Videographer, Camera Operator, Production Assistant, Motion Graphics Designer, Animator, Creative Director, Video Archivist, Media Manager and Video Technician.

Approximate Cost

$10,726
Tuition: $9850 , Books: $876

Starting Salary

$31,034
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

Students Enjoy…

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
100%
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 62 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHICS SOFTWARE AND DESIGN 2.00
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3.00
VIDEO PRE-PRODUCTION 3.00
VIDEO PRODUCTION: ON LOCATION 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00

Second Term

COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION 2.00
PHOTOSHOP/IMAGE MANIPULATION 2.00
AUDIO FOR VIDEO AND ANIMATION 2.00
VIDEO EDITING 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

2D MOTION DESIGN 3.00
FILM & VIDEO: HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGIES 3.00
VIDEO PRODUCTION: STUDIO 3.00
ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 3.00
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00

Fourth Term

VIDEO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP 4.00
MOTION GRAPHICS & VISUAL EFFECTS 3.00
PORTFOLIO PREPARATION FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION 2.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Marian University Technology Education
Michigan Tech University Communication, Culture, and Media
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management

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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