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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

Program Overview

Certificate Type
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
Delivery Methods
On-Campus, Hybrid
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Arts, Humanities, Communication, & Design
Contact Information

Email Program Advisor

Advising Appointments



Palm Bay via Teams

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.

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.