Associate of Science
Digital Media and Video Production
Explore the world of Digital Media and Video Production.
In our Video Production program, the emphasis is on cinematography, audio production, commercial production, and motion graphics, along with advanced skills in video editing and visual effects.
You’ll work hands-on with professional-grade tools including cameras, lenses, stabilization rigs, lighting equipment, tripods, and jib arms. We’ll prepare you for the technology that’s standard now—and what’s to come—including software from the adobe Creative Cloud Suite, such as Premiere, Audition, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator You’ll push your talents and explore your creativity in our 2400-square-foot multimedia studio. In its two sound studios, four recording booths, and master control room, you’ll experiment, innovate, and explore creative and technical possibilities as you work as part of a team on real-world sets with real-world clients.
You’ll build on all that you’ve learned through an in-field internship where you can start to build a valuable professional network—and launch a dynamic career where you can put your talents to work anywhere from covering the news to capturing portraits to bringing events to life with graphics and effects. It’s about telling stories—while you create the story of your own success.
- Shoot to edit.
- Edit dialogue.
- Edit video.
- Record and mix audio.
- Animate and create special effects.
- Create advanced motion graphics.
- Learn cinematography and photographic composition.
- Stream and podcast.
- Understand studio and field camera operation.
- Solve creative and technical problems
PTC graduates are using the skills they learned here to build careers out there including:
- Video editor
- Motion graphics specialist
- News photographer
- Events technician
- Portrait photographer
Alumni Freelance Center
This online resource offers the tools the tools to build your own practice with your own clients—along with professional networking opportunities. You’ll find helpful articles, tutorials, and links to services and job postings.
Employers of PTC Graduates*
Our Career Services staff will work with you on your job search—just as they’ve helped our grads who’ve been hired by employers like:
- 321 Blink
- Hughie’s Event Production Services
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- Sinclair Media (WTOV, WPGH)
*Background check and drug screening may be required prior to employment.
The Video Production path consists of eight quarters. For course descriptions, visit our catalog.
Program Requirements (68 credits)
- *Audio/Video Editing 1
- Introduction to Digital Media
- *Audio/Video Editing 2
- *Introduction to Post-Production
- Video Preproduction
- Motion Graphics 1
- *Audio Production 1
- *Audio Production 2
- Motion Graphics 2
- *Video Senior Project
- *Streaming and Podcasting
- *Video Portfolio Development
- *Videography 2
- Visual Effects
- Field Audio
- Studio Audio
Career Readiness Requirements (12 credits)
- Steps to Career Success 1
- Steps to Career Success 2
- Career Development
General Education Requirements
- *English Composition 1
- *English Composition 2
- Effective Speech
- Art History
- Personal Finance
- Critical Thinking
- +Human Relations in Organizations
*Successful completion of this course requires a grade of “C” or better.
+May be substituted with another GES course.
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