• Program: Interactive Design Video Production
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72
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The Video Production Specialist will perform an ever-changing variety of tasks from writing scripts, shooting video and lighting, to digital non-linear editing. This person must have an understanding and ability to work with the latest technologies. Computers are a common tool and the Video Specialist must not only be creative, but have a technical grasp of new and evolving hardware and software applications as they relate to video.

Career Opportunities

A Video Production Specialist has the potential for finding employment in the following areas: video production and animation houses, multimedia, CD and web development companies, law firms, training departments in large and mid-size corporations, hospitals, television broadcast and cable stations. Related positions can also be found in sales as account executives for production companies or equipment rental suppliers/vendors.

Award Outcomes:

  • Produce media solutions for clients.
  • Analyze end-user needs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with industry-standard media production hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate production workflows.
  • Develop creative solutions with visual and audio techniques.
  • Understand roles and function as a part of a production team.
  • Develop positive and accurate written communications.
  • Apply legal and ethical principles to personal, social, and professional behaviors.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 50 Credits
General Education Requirements 15 Credits
  • COMM2130 Public Speaking 3
  • Choose six Credits from MnTC Goal Area 2 6
  • Choose three Credits from MnTC Goal Areas 3-10 3
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
  • ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
  • ENGL2130 Introduction to Creative Writing 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 7 Credits
  • Choose seven elective credits from Graphic Design (MGDP) -or- Interactive Design Video Production (MMVP) that are not required for this award. Three (3) credits must come from the Interactive Design Video Production (MMVP) area. Recommended:
  • MMVP2630 Advanced Production Lab 1 to 8
  • MMVP2650 Interactive Design Video Production Internship 1 to 8
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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