Program Overview

Video work in the studioThe Video Production concentration readies students for a myriad of careers in fields ranging from motion picture, television, and documentary filmmaking to commercial, corporate, and web video production.  Students will gain hands-on experience as they explore the elements and equipment necessary to create professional video and cinema projects.  Throughout the program, students will be tasked with creating of actual real-world projects that help them build the skills and knowledge they will need for successful careers in the ever-growing world of professional video and cinema.

 

Other Concentrations Include: Live Event Technology | Audio Engineering & Production | Visual Media. Students may earn more than one concentration.

Learn more about the Arts Technology Major.
See the Core Courses and Plan of Study

 

Video Production Concentration (18 credits)

  • AT 234 Preproduction for Video and Cinema 1 (3)
  • AT 235 Preproduction for Video and Cinema 11 (3)
  • AT 334 Production for Video and Cinema 1 (3 )
  • AT 335 Production for Video and Cinema 11 (3)
  • AT 434 Postproduction for Video and Cinema 1 (3)
  • AT 435 Postproduction for Video and Cinema 11 (3)

Key Courses

Video Production Technology Concentration (Credits)

AT 234 Preproduction for Video and Cinema 1 (3)
Preproduction is the process of planning a video or cinema project. During preproduction a filmmaker is responsible for the creation of an entire piece completely within his or her own mind. Pre-pro is one of the most creative parts of filmmaking as it is the first step in bringing this imagined vision to life, but it is also a time for disciplined organization. This course will detail the elements necessary for effective preproduction. Through discussion, exercises and projects, students will learn to recognize the roles of preproduction staff and how to assemble an effective team. They will gain understanding into how efficient preproduction can be the difference between success and failure in the world of video and cinema. In turn students will practice the skills and disciplines necessary to build the strong foundations they will need for any and all productions they may face in the future. Pre-requisites: none. Meets the Creative Arts Requirement
AT 235 Preproduction for Video and Cinema 11 (3)
This course will build upon the skills learned in Preproduction 1. Preproduction is the process of planning a video or cinema project. During preproduction a filmmaker is responsible for the creation of an entire piece completely within his or her own mind. Pre-pro is one of the most creative parts of filmmaking as it is the first step in bringing this imagined vision to life, but it is also a time for disciplined organization. This course will detail the elements necessary for effective preproduction. Through discussion, exercises and projects, students will learn to recognize the roles of preproduction staff and how to assemble an effective team. They will gain understanding into how efficient preproduction can be the difference between success and failure in the world of video and cinema. In turn students will practice the skills and disciplines necessary to build the strong foundations they will need for any and all productions they may face in the future. Pre-requisites: AT234 or consent of the instructor.
AT 334 Production for Video and Cinema 1 (3)
The "shoot" is the heart of any production. Production is the process of recording the raw elements for a video or cinema project. Production is a high-stress environment where time is money, but with the right team and proper preproduction elements in place production can be a dynamic time full of creative collaboration where the ideas from preproduction truly begin to come to life. This course will explore the elements, equipment and disciplines necessary for video and cinema production. Through discussion, exercises and projects, students will learn to recognize the roles of production staff and how to assemble an effective team. They will gain understanding into how each role on a production team contributes to the overall project. Students will, through projects and practice, build the skills and knowledge they will need for any and all production challenges they may face in the future. Pre-requisites: None
AT 335 Production for Video and Cinema 11 (3)
This course will build upon the skills learned in Production for Video and Cinema I. The "shoot" is the heart of any production. Production is the process of recording the raw elements for a video or cinema project. Production is a high-stress environment where time is money, but with the right team and proper preproduction elements in place production can be a dynamic time full of creative collaboration where the ideas from preproduction truly begin to come to life. This course will explore the elements, equipment and disciplines necessary for video and cinema production. Through discussion, exercises and projects, students will learn to recognize the roles of production staff and how to assemble an effective team. They will gain understanding into how each role on a production team contributes to the overall project. Students will, through projects and practice, build the skills and knowledge they will need for any and all production challenges they may face in the future. Pre-requisites: AT234, AT334 or consent of the instructor.
AT 434 Postproduction for Video and Cinema 1 (3)
Postproduction is the term for all aspects of production occurring after principal photography and reshoots. It is one of the most vital steps in the entire creative process of cinema and video. This stage of the development is where the raw material of the shoot is molded into the story envisioned in preproduction. It is an exciting time where all the best elements of planning and execution are assembled into a final piece, then polished and tweaked into a true and complete work of art. This course will explore the elements, equipment and skills employed in video and cinema postproduction. Through discussion, exercises, demonstrations and projects students will learn to recognize the roles of a postproduction staff and gain understanding into how professionals perform these jobs. Students will learn the fundamentals of each part of the postproduction process and begin to build the skills and knowledge they will need to handle any and all postproduction projects they may face in the future. Pre-requisites: AT110, AT151, AT153, AT234, AT235, AT334, AT335 or consent of the instructor.
AT 435 Postproduction for Video and Cinema 11 (3)
This course will build upon the skills learned in Postproduction I. Postproduction is the term for all aspects of production occurring after principal photography and reshoots. It is one of the most vital steps in the entire creative process of cinema and video. This stage of the development is where the raw material of the shoot is molded into the story envisioned in preproduction. It is an exciting time where all the best elements of planning and execution are assembled into a final piece, then polished and tweaked into a true and complete work of art. This course will explore the elements, equipment and skills employed in video and cinema postproduction. Through discussion, exercises, demonstrations and projects students will learn to recognize the roles of a postproduction staff and gain understanding into how professionals perform these jobs. Students will learn the fundamentals of each part of the postproduction process and begin to build the skills and knowledge they will need to handle any and all postproduction projects they may face in the future. Pre-requisites: AT110, AT151, AT153, AT234, AT235, AT334, AT335, AT434 or consent of the instructor.

Careers

Potential Careers for an Arts Technology Major with a Video Production Concentration

  • Film and Video Editor
  • Production Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Line Producer
  • Director
  • Video Technician
  • Art director for commercial, TV, film, print
  • Corporate Media Specialist
  • Digital and Social Media Marketer
  • Media/Communications Coordinator
  • Church/Non Profit Media Director
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Video Production Manager
  • Commercial Video Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Live Event Videographer
  • Key Grip
Arts Technology

In addition to taking courses in one of the four concentrations, students will learn the foundations of all Arts Technology areas and take courses in business and art entrepreneurship.

Video Production

Whether you are making a movie or selling a product it all starts with a good story. The Video Production concentration provides opportunities for students to work with industry professionals and clients in the classroom giving them multiple “real world” experiences outside of their internship(s) to create commercial content and build IMDB (Internet Movie Database) credit.