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Digital Video Production


The Digital Video Production curriculum prepares students as entry-level professionals in the digital video production field. Classroom lecture and practical assignments in the use of state-of-the-art digital technology lead to the development of technical and aesthetic skills required for success in the digital video production field. Students gain practical experience by creating programs for the College's CCPTV educational broadcast channel as part of their course work. Students completing this program will be prepared to work as videographers, audio technicians, video editors, producers, directors and related occupational roles.

Extensive computer activities and location and studio production are required for some courses in this curriculum. Students are encouraged to develop artistic appreciation and imagination in their work. Upper-level courses emphasize advanced technical and creative skills and professional practices. Students exit this program with a digital portfolio of their work to aid in obtaining employment in the digital video field.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the operation of digital video cameras, lighting equipment for location and studio production, audio for digital video production, and digital video editing hardware and software.
  • Evaluate technical and aesthetic qualities of digital video productions in the context of historical and contemporary trends
  • Employ current business practices as applied to the practice of digital video production

Program Entry Requirements:

This program is open to interested students, assuming space is available. However, new students are required to take the College’s placement tests at their time of entry. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program. Students must complete PHOT 104 with a grade of B or better to continue in the DVP curriculum.

Requirements for Graduation:

To qualify for the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Digital Video Production, a student must complete at least 60 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average.)

Digital Video Production Course Sequence

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.

First Semester

PHOT 104 - Introduction to Video Production   3  
FNMT 118 -Intermediate Algebra or higher   3 Mathematics
PHOT 151 - Digital Imaging   3  
ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 ENGL101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 Tech Comp

Second Semester

DVP 120 - Camera and Lighting Techniques for Digital Video Production PHOT 104 with grade B or better 4  
DVP 130 - Audio Techniques for Digital Video Production PHOT 104 with grade B or better 4  
DVP 140 - Video Editing Techniques for Digital Video Production PHOT 104 with grade B or better 4  
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of “C” or better 3 ENGL 102, Info Lit

Third Semester

DVP 150 - Producing and Directing Techniques for Digital Video Production PHOT 104 with B grade or better 4  
Social Science Elective   3 Social Science
Science Elective   3 Natural Science
Humanities Elective   3 Humanities
Directed* Elective   3  

Fourth Semester

DVP 210 - Advanced Techniques for Digital Video Production-Location DVP 120, DVP 130, DVP 140, DVP 150 4  
DVP 240 - Advanced Video Editing Techniques for Digital Video Production DVP 120, DVP 130, DVP 140, DVP 150 4  
PHOT 299 - Professional Practices in Photographic Imaging and Digital Video Production DVP 120, DVP 130, DVP 140, DVP 150; DVP 210 and DVP 240 may be taken concurrently 3  
Directed Elective*   3/4  

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate: 60

* Directed Electives from which to choose

ENGL 107 - Society and Mass Communications
ENGL 116 Interpersonal Communication
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication
ENGL 205 Creative Writing
ENGL 282 Script Writing
ENGL 271 - Language of Film
ENGL 272 Topics in Film Study
PHOT 211 - Event and Corporate Videography

General Education Requirements:

All General Education requirements are met through required courses (as indicated above) except for the American/Global Diversity requirement. Therefore, in order to graduate, students in this program must choose one course that is designated American/Global Diversity. View the courses that fulfill all degree requirements and receive a more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements to help in your selection.

For More Information Contact:

The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone 215-751-8450; or the College Information Cent er, 215-751-8010.