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Television & Video Production

Earn a Two-Year Television Production Degree at Aims

Turn your passion for visual storytelling into a career in television and video. Earn a degree in video production and develop professional skills to work in this dynamic and creative industry. 

TV shows and videos touch our lives by creating a shared language through visual storytelling. TV and video news, entertainment and information are in high demand from viewers at home and on the go. Television networks, advertisers and businesses need skilled professionals to write, produce, film and edit video content for their audiences. Companies and nonprofits need professional quality training videos, commercials and informative video content.

Getting a two-year television production degree can help you build the technical and industry knowledge employers are seeking. With small class sizes and access to state-of-the-art equipment, gain the skills to take an idea from storyboard to final cut. 

Learn how to operate television and video equipment, outline a scene, direct video shoots and complete post-production tasks. Practice the fundamentals with in-class learning and then apply those skills during an internship with a local station or organization, selected with the help of your instructor.

If you love telling stories and are interested in the technical aspects of television and video, this program will give you the skills you need to get a job in the industry.

Turn Your Passion for TV and Video Into a Career

Aims Degree Video - Communication Media - Television and Video Production
Explore the history and function of the media in society along with sound design, TV studio production and video field production, with an on-site internship with a local studio or business.

TV and video professor Jim Crandall discusses the benefits of learning through practice using state-of-the-art television studio and video equipment at Aims.

Get Hands-on Training in TV and Video Production

Television and video production skills are in high demand from broadcast and streaming TV networks, organizations needing training videos, advertisers, event hosts and websites. 

While earning your TV production degree, build professional skills and gain industry knowledge, including: 

  • How to operate different types of TV and video equipment, including cameras, lights and audio gear
  • Pre- and post-production methods
  • Storytelling for video and cinema, including storyboarding techniques
  • Speaking on camera and narrating video footage
  • Giving and receiving critiques
  • Directing for TV and video

Make yourself more marketable to employers and clients by learning diverse industry skills you can put to use right away.

“By the second week of your first TV class, you're actually shooting video in a television studio. You get to do a lot of what you love and you're going to love it even more as you go along.”
--Jim Crandall, Instructor

Along with your core television and video classes, choose elective courses in subjects including motion graphic design, digital photography and web design. 

Learn Broadcasting and Programming Skills with a TV and Video Production Certificate 

Earning a certificate is a cost-effective way to explore an area of interest without committing to a full academic degree program. Two-semester TV and video production certificate programs give you direct experience operating the equipment that professionals use in a modern TV studio. 

  • Video and Television Production, Level I Certificate
  • Video and Television Production, Level II Certificate

Launch Your Career in TV and Video Production

The television and video industry is thriving, with opportunities to work in many different positions. Potential employers include TV stations, networks, production companies, businesses and nonprofits. Another option is to start a production company, working in wedding, sports or event videography. Projects include news and sports programming, television shows, commercials, corporate training videos and documenting special occasions like weddings.

Examples of jobs in television and video production include:

  • Camera operator
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Video editor
  • TV host or reporter
  • Freelance videographer
  • Cinematographer 

TV and Video Production Faculty & Staff

Professors with industry experience teach the television and video production classes at Aims. Class sizes are small for the television production degree program, which means plenty of one-on-one time with instructors. If a class exceeds 10 students, they split into smaller working groups to facilitate teamwork.

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    James Crandall

    Professor, Communication Media