Digital Video and Media Production Program

AAS & BFA Degrees 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. IPR’s digital video and media production degree programs prepare you for a real-world role in 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 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 and bachelor’s degree paths can lead to a variety of entry points in the video and film production industry. We help you build a strong visual portfolio for your career search through time in our 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

BFA Careers

  • Production manager
  • Stage manager
  • Unit production manager
  • First assistant director
  • Script supervisor
  • Director of photography
  • Gaffer
  • Sound mixer/audio engineer


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 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 and BFA degrees
College students are required to earn all credits from the following list of courses:


Class NameBFAAAS
AAS Digital Video Internship/PracticumX
Applied Color TheoryX
Studio CraftXX
Story Structure and Development for Visual MediaXX
Production ManagementXX
Basic Camera, Lighting and EditingXX
Video Editing IXX
Field Production and LightingXX
Audio for Video and FilmXX
Visual EffectsXX
Visual StorytellingXX
Scriptwriting for Visual MediaXX
Video Editing IIXX
Demo Reel ProductionXX
Advanced Field ProductionXX
Principles of Design lXX
Career Planning for the Creative ProfessionalXX
Design FundamentalsXX
Color Grading and Basic Color TheoryX
Advanced Camera TechniquesX
Animatics and StoryboardingX
Production Management IIX
Digital Film Pre-productionX
Digital Film ProductionX
Digital Film Post-productionX
Digital Video CapstoneX
Digital Video Internship/PracticumX
The Media Industry LandscapeX
Business Management for Media ProfessionalsX
Law and Economics of Intellectual PropertyX
Entrepreneurship for the Creative ArtsX

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

For the BFA, a minimum of 54 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

AAS Total Core Minimum Requirement: 69 credits

BFA Total Core Minimum Requirement: 126 credits*

*includes nine credits of electives, as approved by dean of students and program chair.

Total AAS General Education Minimum Requirement: 30 Credits

Total BFA General Education Minimum Requirement: 54 Credits

BFA students are required to complete 30 percent of the digital video and media production program at the 300/400 level.