The Certificate of Achievement Post Production for Film and Television prepares students for careers, through training in the technical and aesthetic aspects of the profession. Students gain the necessary skills to obtain entry-level employment in the discipline of Post-Production in the content creation industries. Segments of the industry include but are not limited to short form and feature length theatrical film production, streaming content services, network broadcast television, animation, industrial and commercial production and social media platforms.
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:
1) Collaborate in production team environment utilizing the soft skills gained through real-world work environment.
2) Efficiently craft content for delivery to market according to business requirements.
3) Apply knowledge regarding the technical requirements of deliverables for multiple distribution platforms and share points.
4) Demonstrate proficiency in the operation of non-linear editing software from different manufactures and in different operating systems environments. This includes project creation, creation of proxies and syncing media management, bin structures, segment versioning, picture lock, conforming and finishing.
5) Apply critical thinking regarding the concepts of performance, emotion and rhythm as they relate to the art of picture and sound editing in crafting short form and theatrical feature films, episodic television, documentaries and commercials.
6) Demonstrate technical and aesthetic knowledge regarding color correction and color grading utilizing standard software applications and hardware.
7) Demonstrate technical and aesthetic knowledge in sound design and audio mixing utilizing standard software and hardware.
With this certificate, students will have gained the readiness to demonstrate the necessary hard and soft skills when pursuing entry-level employment for a career path within the following job descriptions:
1) Editorial production assistant
2) Second and/or first assistant editor
3) Junior and/or apprentice editor
4) Digital imagining technician
5) Picture editor
8) Supervising sound editor
9) Sound designer
10) Post-production supervisor and/or producer
There are two cohorts within this projection, majors currently enrolled within the program and new students entering the Program: Within the first year (2022-2023) a total of twenty four (24) completers are projected to apply and have conferred the certificate. The goal is to increase that number by thirty percent (30%) YoY. This program incorporates a structured guided pathway where the Department and Counseling are working in concert to provide the necessary information and mentoring to the student when they are declaring the major.
The goal of the Certificate of Achievement Post Production for Film and Television is a CE integrated program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to secure entry-level employment in this segment of the content creation industry. Such employment opportunities may include working for a major film studio or television network for both over-the-air or cable, local television station, streaming service, independent post-production house or rental company, video game production and industrial in-house media departments.
The course of study includes job training in an Avid centric environment/ecosystem that is the predominant set of technologies used in high-end facilities locally and through-out the industry.
Targetedtechnical skill sets include:
Targeted aesthetic knowledge and soft skills sets:
The Program curriculum outline is as follows:
Fall 1: R-TV 42 Assistant Editing for Film and Television (3); R-TV19A Beginning Video Production (3).
Spring 1 R-TV 41A Beginning Video Engineering (3); Fall 2: R-TV 22 Editing for Film and Television (3).
Fall 2: R-TV20 Beginning Studio Production (3).
Spring 2: R-TV 29 Introduction to Audio Production for Film and Television (3).
Total of 18 units with specific emphasis in Post Production, whereby students are trained in both the aesthetics and technical aspects of the craft.
(Y1 or S1)
|R-TV 19A||Beginning Video Production||3||Y1/S1|
|R-TV 42||Assistant Editing for Film and Television||3||Y1/S1|
|R-TV 41A||Beginning Video Engineering||3||Y1/S2|
|R-TV 22||Editing for Film and Television||3||Y1/S2|
|R-TV 20||Beginning TV Studio Production||3||Y2/S1|
|R-TV 29||Intro. to Audio Production for Film and Television||3|