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Video and Film Editor, TCC (FAV1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Valdosta

Purpose: The Video and Film Editor certificate prepares students for employment in video and film production.

Curriculum: This program of study emphasizes hands-on production and editing through projects.

Careers: Film and Video Editor


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Curriculum Outline (19 hours)
Occupational Courses 19
DMPT 1600

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course is an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of video production. Students will learn the basic terminology and techniques of video production through analysis of produced video works as well as hands-on experience. Students will be introduced to basic digital video production including: pre-production and planning, camera operation and framing, lighting, sound, and post-production with basic editing.

DMPT 2600

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None An introduction to basic audio and video editing techniques used in digital video production with non-linear software. Students will be introduced to the primary feature set and interface of video editing software and will learn to perform basic editing functions that include setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques and tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and output.

DMPT 2615

This course will focus on more advanced editing and finishing techniques. Students will explore different editing styles and techniques for different genres and learn how to use these techniques to create complex compositions with polished transitions, fix screen direction errors, edit multi-camera projects, edit and mix audio, work with nested sequences, create effects, use filters creatively, color correct video, and manage clips and media.

DMPT 2630

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): DMPT 2600 Co-requisite(s): None The course will introduce students to intermediate and advanced techniques for post-production audio for film and video using specialized software such as Adobe Audition or Pro-Tools. Students will learn the concept of sound design and use techniques such as rerecording dialogue and creating Foley to enrich the sound of finished projects. Students will also learn mixing techniques to ensure that all elements are audible final projects.

Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
DMPT 1055

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software.

CIST 1101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Working with Microsoft Windows provides students with the interface concepts of Microsoft Windows software and the opportunity to develop basic computer skills. Topics include: getting started with Microsoft Windows, managing programs and files with Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Windows applications, data transfer with Microsoft Windows, printing with Microsoft Windows, and customizing with Microsoft Windows.

COMP 2000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture-3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-Requisites: Program Admission Co-Requisite: None This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.


Media Production Program Coordinator and Multimedia Specialist
Valdosta Campus

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