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Video Production Technical Diploma

Program Code: 317013

Explore your creative vision and develop your digital media skills in the Video Production technical diploma. Graduates of the program are prepared to work in entry level production careers such as production assistants, video editors, and content creators in visual media fields. Program students use techniques and up-to-date production workflows to build digital media. Potential careers include production assistant, media producer, video editor, and project team member. Credits from this technical diploma may be applied toward the Digital Media Technology associate degree.

Follow Your Path

Some credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree (s):
• 102065, Digital Media Technology

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Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Video Production Assistant

Digital Media Production Freelancer

Video Editor

Cameraman

Teleprompter Operator

Lighting Assistant

Visual Media Content Producer

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• Computer familiarity and ability to use a keyboard and mouse.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESpring 2018Summer 2018Fall 2018
Green Bay
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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Video Production technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-145-185
Organizing Your Small Business
3
10-145-185 ORGANIZING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ...the components of small business ownership; examining a variety of small business startup and operation scenarios. Assesses your own readiness to begin the entrepreneurial adventure.
10-206-152
Live Video Production I
3
10-206-152 LIVE VIDEO PRODUCTION I ...introduction to studio based live switching video production. Live studio workflow basics, camera and monitoring, teleprompter, media and crew. Technical aspects of studio production and equipment operation.
10-206-154
Video Prod & Editing I
3
10-206-154 VIDEO PRODUCTION AND EDITING I ...fundamentals of video production and editing including project and media management, organization and workflow. Emphasis on hands-on production and post production experience using current technologies in digital video.
10-206-180
Scriptwriting & Preproduction
3
10-206-180 SCRIPTWRITING & PREPRODUCTION ...research and development of writing for broadcast (traditional and web) and pre-produced media. Script based production planning including budgeting, scheduling, storyboarding and logistics planning. Legal matters including copyright, talent and location releases.
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs.
SEMESTER TOTAL
13
SECOND SEMESTER
10-104-119
Social Media Marketing
3
10-104-119 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING ...understand the social media revolution. This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and insights needed to successfully plan, implement, manage and measure social media marketing efforts.
10-206-150
Audio for Video Production
2
10-206-150 AUDIO FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION ...live and recorded audio acquisition for video production. In-the-studio and pre-produced audio recording and playback concepts and techniques. Audio for video equipment including microphones, virtual mixers and talk-back intercom systems.
10-206-155
Live Video Production II
3
10-206-155 LIVE VIDEO PRODUCTION II ...setup and operation of studio based live switching video production. Live studio and location workflow coordination of multiple camera and audio streams, teleprompter, media, crew and floor management. Emphasis on group-based live video segments utilizing multi-camera production. (Prerequisite: 10-206-152, Live Video Production I)
10-206-183
Videography
3
10-206-183 VIDEOGRAPHY ...technical aspects of capturing motion images including composition, lighting, exposure, filtration, and camera selection. Develop skills in pre-production through post-production of motion photography projects.
10-804-134
Mathematical Reasoning
3
10-804-134 MATHEMATICAL REASONING ...This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA above 2.6 or satisfactory reading and math assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR the appropriate Corequisite/s: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep; 10-834-102, Fundamentals of Math)
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
TOTAL CREDITS
27
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

• Apply basic principles of design and storytelling to studio and field productions.
• Demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic media software, tools, and technology.
• Assist in production from concept to completion.
• Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings.
• Apply ethical business practices.

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