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Occupational Online AAS Degree Video Editing and Motion Graphics

IPR’s Online Video Editing & Motion Graphics Degree program is entirely online, and allows students to earn a multi-skill, multi-functional Associate of Applied Science Degree in less than two years*.  Students learn entry-level skills in every aspect of post-production . IPR’s Video Editing and Motion Graphics program prepares you for a real-world role in post production processes in the editorial, color, and motion graphics/animations departments.

*2 year program completion based on full time enrollment

The online Video Editing and Motion Graphics has both synchronous and asynchronous options for completing classwork. While completing the Video Editing & Motion Graphics degree, students can:

  • Attend scheduled online lectures and labs with instructors and peers that allow interaction with teachers and fellow students.
  • Opt to view recordings of these sessions and participate in online discussion threads with peers and instructors
  • Participate in a mix of live and recorded class sessions – as your schedule allows!

IPR’s unique model of online learning allows our students maximum flexibility while retaining the interactive learning and relationship and community building that our on-campus students benefit from.

Students in the Video Editing & Motion Graphics program also have the unique opportunity of collaborating with content creators in our Film and Sound Design programs. This means real world projects to work on and opportunities to collaborate with film students on assignments and passion projects.


The objective of the Associate of Applied Science in Video Editing and Motion Graphics degree program is to provide students with skills and knowledge to provide post production services for professional video and film productions for various methods of distribution. Students are trained in corporate and commercial post production as well as short and feature narrative and documentary filmmaking with skills in story, business, and entrepreneurship in addition to the emphasis on digital post production.

Our instructors are working professionals who bring an amazing range of experience to the classroom and are continually using innovative online learning techniques for the virtual classroom. In addition to their depth of knowledge, they provide informal mentoring and applied learning projects that provide IPR graduates with the skills and experience needed for a successful career.

IPR has a student and career support team that helps you in and out of the classroom. They are able to support you virtually, where ever you are. As well, we are focusing on your job search from the day you start at IPR. Students in the Video Editing and Motion Graphics degree begin building a professional portfolio in their very first classes. By the time you graduate, you will have worked on multiple real-world projects. These are all part of your graduate portfolio and demo reel – designed to help you find a position in the industry. Check out this IPR Graduate’s Demo reel!

Your Future in Video Editing and Motion Graphics

Graduates from our Associate of Applied Science Degree program are prepared for entry-level employment in a number of fields, including but not limited to:

  • Editor
  • Assistant Editor
  • Visual Effects Editor
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Entry-Level Animation
  • Production / Post Production
  • Production / Post Production Facility Management
  • Production / Post Production Facility Intern/Runner

Your Video Editing & Motion Graphics Career Starts at IPR!

Gain the skills you need to turn your passion for film and sound editing into a career.

The Institute of Production and Recording was designed with the creative student in mind. We provide training to those individuals who want a behind-the-scenes education in programs related to the creative arts.

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Video Editing and Motion Graphics Courses
College students are required to earn all credits from the following list of courses:

AE115
Introduction to Pro Tools

DV145
Video Editing I

DV200
Visual Effects

DV236
Animation

DV241
Color Grading I

DV242
Video Editing II
4
DV246
Video Editing III

DV253
Demo Reel Production

DV261
Color Grading II

DV265
Audio Post for Video and Film

DV275
Storyboarding and Previsualization
4
DV280
3D Design

DV295
Post Production Portfolio

EB103
Introduction to Media Careers

EB121
Business Management for Media Professionals

EB167
Principles of Design I

EB285
Motion Graphics and Digital Effects

GR101
Applied Color Theory

Electives approved by dean or program chair: 10

Total Core Minimum Credit Requirement : 68

A minimum of 30 credits, at least three credits from each category:

A student pursuing an associate degree is required to earn a minimum of 24 credits from the general education courses listed below, demonstrating a solid grounding in the liberal arts. A minimum of three credits must be earned in each of the following disciplines: communications, humanities, natural science and mathematics, and social science.

COMMUNICATIONS
CM111 Speech Communications
CM121 Composition (required)
CM200 Intercultural Communications
CM210 Creative Writing
CM220 Art of Persuasion
CM230 Mass Communication

HUMANITIES
HU100 Introduction to Humanities
HU121 Film in Society
HU125 World Music
HU150 Introduction to Literature
HU200 Art in the Modern World

NATURAL SCIENCE and MATHEMATICS
NS105 Biology
NS111 Environmental Issues
NS116 College Algebra I (required)
NS121 Earth Science
NS216 College Algebra II

SOCIAL SCIENCE
SS103 Global Citizenship
SS116 Introduction to Psychology
SS123 History of American Music
SS140 Interpersonal Relations (required)
SS205 Sociology

Total General Education Minimum Credit Requirement: 24
Total Program Minimum Credit Requirement: 92

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