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 and introduces the primary tools needed for the creation of 2D and 3D animation projects. 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 65 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

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

  • Demonstrate effective storytelling principles in created projects
  • Utilize professional video production equipment and post-production software
  • Perform advanced editing techniques in the completion of professional videos
  • Execute a video project from pre-production through post-production
  • Create basic 2D, 3D and text-based animations
  • Publish short video documents to DVD and the Internet
  • Create effective Narrative, Commercial, Instructional and Documentary Video products

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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Transfer Opportunities

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