Digital Video Production



The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts with an area of
study in digital video production program will offer solid knowledge
to the students enabling them to solve complex video production
problems and to create professional artistically unique products.
The program will introduce a wide range of pre-production,
production, post-production, special effects and sound design
techniques. Students will become proficient in industry standard
programs for editing, compositing, motion graphics, and sound
design and engineering.

The program starts with an overview of the digital media field with
introductory courses in web design (HTML/CSS) and animation,
enabling them to gain a full understanding of platforms in the
digital media field.

The program will also offer elements of cinema, storytelling, or
how to apply material to commercial video, short documentary and
narrative films. Students will create original infomercials and will
explore advanced projects in narrative to master the workflow for
single and multiple camera editing, compositing and effects.
Students will learn about contemporary and emerging video
formats and will be familiarized with live switcher equipment,
setup and controls, as well as efficiency to direct, shoot and finish
professional quality projects. An inseparable part of the program is
writing an original screenplay, budgeting, producing and marketing
of completed original project.

Sound design and engineering will offer an understanding of
sound theory in its acoustic, digital and analog properties. To
fully comprehend sound design, students will be editing sound
for media such as DVDs, Motion Graphics, Film/Video, Radio and
Gaming using industry standard software.

Students must complete all course requirements for the Associate
of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design as well as Introduction
to Digital Media courses of Term Four. In the second academic
year, the students will specifically concentrate on disciplines of
Video Production and Advanced Video Production. As is the case
with the Associate Degree programs, a student is required to take
4 credits in each of four disciplines: Art, Mathematics / Science,
Social Sciences / Humanities, and English / Language. Students
may select from the below offerings. In no case, may the same
credit be used for the Associate and the Bachelor of Science
Degree. In addition, students will be enrolled in PP200, Portfolio

The program will prepare students for entry-level positions such
as video editors, motion graphics artists, sound technicians and
editors, and digital compositors.

Program Cost

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Program Courses


  • An Associate Degree in Graphic Design from Platt College or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Photoshop®, Illustrator®, HTML/CSS & Typography
  • An acceptable professional or educational portfolio


  • IA104 Introduction to Animation
  • IV104 Introduction to Digital Video
  • IW104 Fundamentals of Web


  • DC300 Digital Compositing & Motion Graphics
  • DP300 Digital Video Production
  • DS300 Sound Design & Engineering


  • DAC400 Advanced Digital Compositing & Motion Graphics
  • DAP400 Advanced Digital Video Production
  • DSW400 Script Writing

Bachelor of Science General Education

Art/Art History

  • FIL201 Film and Society
  • MUS201 Enjoyment of Music


  • ENV201 Environmental Science
  • MAT205 * Introduction to Algebra / Geometry

Social Sciences/Humanities (two of)

  • ART202 Fundamentals of Illustration
  • HUM203 History of Graphic Design
  • BUS202 Marketing Communications

English/Language (two of)

  • ENG201 Creative Writing
  • ENG202 Multimedia Writing
  • ENG204 * Business Communications


  • PP200 Portfolio Project

* Specific content transfer required or complete this course in residence.

Upon successful completion of all Associate of Applied Science Degree requirements, Terms 4 – 6, the required General Education Courses and portfolio, students will have completed 129 semester credit hours (2540 hours of instruction) and will be issued a Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts.