Video Production Associate Degree | Northcentral Technical College

Video Production

Associate Degree

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.

program at a Glance

Video Production 62 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Partially Available
  • Medford Partially Available
  • Phillips Partially Available
  • Spencer Partially Available
  • Wittenberg Partially Available

Approximate Cost

$12,358 (Tuition: $10517, Books: $1841)

Average Starting Salary

$28,933 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.

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program Outcomes

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

Potential Careers

  • 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
  • Video Technician

Course List

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Course List

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Additional program Information

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Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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