Digital Video Fundamentals - Certificate Program
If you're passionate about bringing ideas to life through visual, digital, and video platforms, consider the Digital Video Fundamentals Certificate at EFSC. It's a great first step toward a rewarding career in the media industry!
This 12-credit certificate is part of the Digital Television and Media Production A.S. degree program. No placement test or general education courses are required. Full-time students can complete the program in about two semesters, while part-time students may take longer.
You'll develop camera, lighting, and video editing skills, with a focus on advanced digital post-production techniques using software like Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.
Digital Video Fundamentals Certificate - Course Curriculum
In this certificate program, you'll have the option to take classes either in-person on EFSC's Cocoa Campus or through a hybrid combination of face-to-face and online courses. Throughout the program, you'll:
- Develop skills in manipulating digital images using professional photo editing software
- Explore the history, current trends, and future of electronic media
- Learn effective writing techniques for web-based and broadcast media
- Gain the ability to direct multi-camera and live productions for broadcast, web-streaming, and presentations
- Acquire experience in editing videos for various platforms and purposes
Digital Video Fundamentals - Certificate Program
- Certificate Type
- College Credit Certificate (CCC)
- Delivery Methods
- On-Campus, Hybrid
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Arts, Humanities, Communication, & Design
- Contact Information
Brittany Luke, Advisor
Karla Roberts, Instructor
Digital Video Fundamentals Certificate - Admissions Information
If you're interested in this certificate, you should go through the regular admissions process at EFSC. This program is open to everyone, and you can apply or start taking classes during any term. If you have any questions, the program advisor or the general academic advisors at Eastern Florida are there to assist you with the admissions process.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
The cost of tuition for this certificate program is around $1,250 for in-state students. This doesn't cover any lab fees or course materials. While Federal financial aid isn't available due to the program's length, you can use options like Florida Prepaid, Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, or the Nelnet Payment Plan to pay for tuition. Additionally, there are Titan Scholarships, external scholarships, and Veterans Educational Benefits that some students may qualify for.
College Courses You Would Take
At Eastern Florida, you'll learn the basics of digital video production in a hands-on, creative setting. Through the four essential classes below, you'll gain knowledge and practice using professional tools and platforms.
Demonstrates a variety of digital imaging techniques in Adobe Photoshop including scanning, color spaces, color separation, color correction, retouching, and more.
Teaches Photoshop's advanced functions like duotones, transfer curves, text effects, CMYK separation, advanced scanning, film recorder output, preflighting, and more.
Teaches fundamental digital video skills (including tools, techniques, principles, story development, creativity, planning, and more) through hands-on projects.
Offers practical experience in advanced television field production skills and techniques involving the use of A/B roll editors and non-linear digital editing equipment.
Why Study Digital Video Fundamentals at EFSC?
Real-World Resources and Opportunities
As a digital media student, you'll have access to exciting hands-on experiences that enhance your learning at Eastern Florida.
You can go on field trips, join EFSC's Titans Digital Media Club, receive job placement assistance, use the latest technology and equipment, and start building your professional portfolio with the guidance of experienced industry professionals.
Pathway to an A.S. Degree
If you're planning to apply the credits you earn in this program toward the Digital Television and Media Production A.S. degree at Eastern Florida, you'll eventually have the chance to participate in a practicum with WEFS-TV on EFSC's Cocoa Campus!
If you've ever wanted to work in a real TV studio, enrolling in this certificate program is a great first step, as it fulfills some of the prerequisite coursework that is required to take advantage of the A.S. option. Work with an academic advisor as you plan a certificate to A.S. pathway.
Related Media Programs
If you're considering the Digital Video Fundamentals Certificate, there are other programs at EFSC that might catch your interest! You can combine CCC programs to work toward the associate or even a bachelor's degree from Eastern Florida. Connect with an academic advisor at Eastern Florida to learn more about your options.