Digital Video and Media Production Program

Academic BFA Degree in Digital Video and Media Production


Video is one of our most powerful conduits of information and expression, and digital video production specialists are the technical and artistic storytellers who are vital in shaping this content. Our School’s digital video and media production Associate degree program prepares you for a real-world role in digital video editing, production management, camera and lighting effects, and visual story development through a learning experience in professional studio classrooms.

Using the latest industry-standard tools, our digital video production school immerses you in your video and film production artistry, both in theory and application, emphasizing corporate and commercial production, as well as short and feature narrative filmmaking. We equip you with a toolbox that includes all aspects of film, media and video production skills, such as:

  • Industry business and management skills
  • Media distribution
  • Motion graphics
  • Pre-production
  • Production
  • Post-production

Our digital video and media production associate degree path can lead to a variety of entry points in the digital video and film production industry. We help you build a strong visual portfolio for your career search through time in our school’s studios, where you can even partner with college students in other programs such as live sound and show production to enhance your digital video and media production learning experiences.

Careers in Digital Video & Media Production

  • Associate producer/production
  • Associate producer/post
  • Production coordinator
  • Second assistant director
  • Production assistant
  • Camera operator
  • Key grip
  • Best boy grip
  • Dolly grip
  • Grip
  • Boom operator/audio assistant
  • Assistant editor


Careers in Careers in Digital Video & Media Production

We welcome you to tour our Minneapolis creative arts college, visit the digital video studios at our Edina satellite location, see the labs and meet our school staff. Call 612-351-0631 or contact admissions to make arrangements.

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PJ Mack digital video & media production testimonial

PJ Mack

"From helping at film festivals, to post production work, I was constantly involved in some sort of audio/video projects. Even though they weren’t all paid, they were great networking opportunities that led me to more work.”

Digital Video & Media Production  student in action at IPR production studio.
Digital Video and Media Production Courses for AAS Degrees
College students are required to earn all credits from the following list of courses:


Class NameAAS
AAS Digital Video Internship/PracticumX
Applied Color TheoryX
Story Structure and Development for Visual MediaX
Production ManagementX
Basic Camera, Lighting and EditingX
Video Editing IX
Field Production and LightingX
Audio for Video and FilmX
Visual EffectsX
Visual StorytellingX
Scriptwriting for Visual MediaX
Video Editing IIX
Demo Reel ProductionX
Advanced Field ProductionX
Principles of Design lX
Career Planning for the Creative ProfessionalX
Design FundamentalsX

For the AAS, a minimum of 30 credits, at least three credits from each category below.

Communications Classes

  • Speech Communications (required)
  • Composition (required)
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Art of Persuasion
  • Mass Communication
  • Writing and Research
  • Technical Writing

Humanities Classes

  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Film in Society
  • World Music
  • Spanish I
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Art in the Modern World
  • The Creative Process
  • World Literature

Natural Science & Mathematics Classes

  • Biology
  • Environmental Issues
  • College Algebra I (required)*
  • Earth Science
  • College Algebra II
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Decision Systems

Social Science Classes

  • Global Citizenship (required)
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • History of American Music
  • Interpersonal Relations (required)
  • Sociology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Human Behavior
  • Abnormal Psychology

Total Core Minimum Requirement: 69 credits

Total General Education Minimum Requirement: 30 Credits