These courses are selected from the Media Arts and Filmmaking degree sequence to provide a streamlined path to proficiency in video editing, basic motion graphics and digital storytelling.

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

Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program.

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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
MARS-1180 Introduction to Media Arts and Filmmaking 3
VCPH-1450 Digital Imaging I 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Semester
MARS-2110 Editing 3
MARS-2480 Motion Graphics 3
 Credit Hours6
Summer Completion
MARS-2120 Advanced Editing 3
Select one of the following: 3
Visual Effects  
Applied Integrated Media (AIM) II: Real World Production and Post-Production for Motion Media 1  
Motion Graphics II  
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours18