Digital Video Advanced Production (CVDVAP)

Advanced Certificate

The advanced certificate in the Digital Video Program concentrates on specialty aspects of production. Each course focuses on a full semester concentrating on the critical phases of pre-production, production and post-production. This curriculum begins with students’ creation of a screenplay and continues with cinematography, direction and advanced green screen or video graphics. A unique component to this curriculum allows each student to write their script at the starting point and produce their concept through each class and phase of pre-production; production and post-production. Students have the option to either complete the curriculum with one final thesis project (feature length) or complete multiple short projects.

This is a high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

The advanced certificate in the Digital Video program concentrates on specialty aspects of production. Each course spends a full semester concentrating on the critical phases of pre-production, production and post-production (for example, screenplays, cinematography and editing). This curriculum begins with students' creation of a screenplay and continues with sound design, cinematography, direction, advanced green screen techniques, and television studio applications. A unique component to this curriculum allows each student to write their script at the starting point and produce their concept through each class and phase of pre-production, production, and post-production. Students have the option to either complete the curriculum with one final thesis project or complete multiple project exercises.

Students should choose the appropriate faculty for academic advising based on their last name: Dan Kier (A-M), Matt Zacharias (N-Z).

Completion of the Digital Video Production Certificate or comparable industry experience.

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Digital Media Arts Dept
Advisors
Matthew Zacharias
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
VID 230   Directing for Video Production 3
VID 210   Screenplays 3
VID 240   Digital Cinematography 3
VID 260   Green Screen II 3
VID 270   Documentary Video Production I 3
VID 275   Documentary Video Production II 3
VID 277   Video Graphics II 3
Total 21

Total Credits Required
21