These courses are selected from the Film and Media Arts degree sequence to provide a streamlined path to proficiency in editing for film and television, basic motion graphics and visual storytelling.

The recipient of this certificate has demonstrated professional-level competency in digital, non-linear, video editing.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Use listening and knowledge of technical terms/industry jargon to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with clients, colleagues and other professionals.
  2. Demonstrate proper business etiquette, appearance, teamwork behaviors and understand legal regulations, industry ethics, production schedules and budgets in order to be a contributing member of the production team.
  3. Use industry-standard motion media editing software applications to professionally edit motion media projects.
  4. Apply knowledge of mission and story structure to produce a written treatment and storyboards for a motion media production.
  5. Create a production plan and schedule that meets a client needs, uses resources appropriately and is on time and within budget.
  6. Communicate verbally and in writing to clients to secure and maintain business.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
FILM-1180 Introduction to Film and Media Arts 3
FILM-1040 Imaging Basics for Film and Media Arts: On Location and in Studio 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Semester
FILM-2480 Motion Graphics 3
FILM-2110 Editing I 3
 Credit Hours6
Summer Completion
FILM-2120 Editing II 3
Select one of the following: 3
FILM-2940 Field Experience 1-2
FILM-2380 Visual Effects 3
FILM-2720 Applied Integrated Media (AIM) II: Real World Production and Post-Production for Motion Media 3
FILM-2780 Motion Graphics II 3
 Credit Hours16-17
 Total Credit Hours28-29