The Film and Video certificate program teaches video production as applied to the broadcast television, film, corporate and digital media industries with an emphasis on narrative, documentary/news and informational programming. This hands-on program teaches all aspects of field, studio and video post-production on advanced technology in the college’s Center for New Media. The Advanced Media Production and Internship act as capstone courses providing students with portfolio examples of professional work and on-site work experience in preparation for entry level positions or contract employment in the field.
The Digital Media Production A.S. degree program requires 61 credits, including program requirements, electives and general education courses. In their first year students learn the foundations of media production through courses in writing, media studies, aesthetics and production. The second year is devoted to the selection of a series of specialized classes in preparation for a senior thesis project and internship.
As the certificate is comprised entirely of courses within MxCC’s Digital Media Production A.S. degree, students may switch to pursue the full degree instead of or in addition to the certificate with no penalties.
This 30-credit certificate program is intended as a stackable credential for students looking to specialize in digital video production. When enrolling in this program as a standalone occupational certificate, it is recommended that students entering the program either have an associate’s degree or higher or are enrolled in the Digital Media Production Associate’s degree program to improve employability upon graduation.
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The Film and Video certificate program from MxCC prepares students to seek employment in areas that include television, television production, news, entertainment TV, film production, advertising, and corporate media.
Most graduates holding associate degrees will be seeking entry-level positions, which pay about $25,000 per year, depending on several factors. Pay increases with the employee’s level of education and experience. Often students find employment after graduation through their student internship experiences.
National Average Salaries for the year 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Film & Video Editor – $54,040
Camera Operator – $59,040
Producer and Director – $70,950
Reporter, Correspondent, and Broadcast news Analyst – $38,870
Announcer – $30,830
Sound Technician – $42,550
Video Technician – $59,040
The overall job outlook in this field is favorable, although competition is strong for positions at all levels. For the latest, detailed salary information, visit: www.bls.gov.
For more information, contact:
Professor Rich Lenoce
Chapman Hall, Room 606