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Television & Video ProductionCertificates

Certificate programs give you the chance to explore a subject and build sought-after skills in less time than it takes to complete a degree program. Aims offers three TV and video production certificates that take two semesters each to complete. 

Learn how to generate ideas and map them out on a storyboard. Gain skills using state-of-the-art camera, audio and lighting equipment used in broadcast TV, film and videography. Get experience directing video shoots and working in pre- and post-production. 

Video and Television Production, Level I Certificate

Study basic and advanced television studio production techniques and learn how to direct a shoot. Learn single- and multi-camera production, video effects, chroming, and studio production for news, sports and weather.

Note: These two classes are prerequisites for the Level II video and television certificate courses.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Examines principles and techniques of basic television production and direction in a laboratory setting using commercial television broadcast equipment for broadcast and institutional video productions. See Tuition and Fees web page for rate listings atThree credits.font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;Differential tuition rates apply. font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionwww.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.

3
required

Introduces additional principles and techniques of television production in theory and the approach of studio and production in news, weather and sports. Emphasizes direction and production development to include single and multi-camera production. Examines use of effects and chromakeying. Includes laws and ethics governing the television broadcast industry and Institutional Television. . Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitioDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTV 107 with a grade of "C" or better

3
Total Credits for Certificate 6

Video and Television Production, Level II Certificate

Learn advanced television and video production techniques with this video production certificate. Learn sound design, video field production, and video editing techniques and software including Final Cut Pro.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Explores the use of sound in multimedia production and audio storytelling. Students examine the principles of recording. Classes focus on how sound can enhance interactive productions and improve computer presentations. Students learn how to use the computer as a full audio editing studio. Three credits.

3
required

Prepares students for production of professional-quality video programming.  Students will be afforded the opportunity to attain proficiency in single-camera remote videography, as well as post-production editing and recording engineering. . Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTV 212 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Introduces the basic concepts and skills of non-linear editing using Final Cut Pro. The student will demonstrate comprehension in various editing techniques and apply the acquired knowledge to exercises in the class. The student will analyze other editor's works for aesthetic and technical merit and develop an understanding of industry standards and expectations. Capturing, outputting, and software integration are covered. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the basic concepts and skills of non-linear editing using Avid Media Composer. The student will gain facility in digitizing, compression, inputting, outputting, and software integration as well as the principles of nonlinear editing. The student will demonstrate comprehension in various editing techniques and apply the acquired knowledge to exercises in the class. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces to digital non-linear video editing. Students will capture, compress, edit, and manipulate video images using a personal computer. Assembly techniques including media management, editing tools, titles, and motion control; transitions and filters, and special effects are explored.  Three credits.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 9