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Media Production - Visual Arts (certificate)

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Title of Certificate: Visual Arts - Media Production, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 27

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose: The media production certificate prepares students in the fundamentals of developing television programs. The courses cover technical areas such as equipment set-up and operation, lighting, selection of lenses and audio. Other important areas include program planning, the production process, image composition and video graphics.

This certificate is a serious introduction to the field rather than a comprehensive study of production methods. It is beneficial to students who need an introduction to video production methods for employment or personal use.

Range of Occupations

  • Camera operator
  • Grip
  • Video production assistant

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Educations Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing finaid@aacc.edu or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

Certificate Requirements: 27 credits

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Video Production Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Create storyboards, use video equipment, and organize shoots and video crew;
  • Create, mix, and edit images, sounds, and video into presentation for various genres;
  • Develop skills in using digital video as a medium for storytelling;
  • Produce analysis and criticism of films;
  • Analyze the relationship between film and culture;
  • Apply various critical methodologies to interpret films;
  • Discuss history of film and film industry.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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