About Video Production and Editing

Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Video Production and Editing students learn the skills and craft necessary to tell effective, engaging stories.

You will dive deep into all aspects of video creation, including pre-production planning, production management and execution, and post-production editing and finishing techniques.

Video Production is a highly collaborative and engaging field that utilizes art, design, communication, collaboration, craft, passion and precision. Learn to brainstorm ideas, develop a story, and produce the story from concept to completion. Skills include script development, writing, storyboarding, camera operations and visual storytelling, editing, motion graphics, color grading and basic sound recording and editing. (for a focus on Sound skills see Sound Arts)

Students new to college and media studies should earn the Foundations in Broadcast Electronic Media Certificate alongside the video options. This gives the student a complete base of understanding of the industry.

“If students aren't taught the language of sound and images, shouldn't they be considered as illiterate as if they left college without being able to read or write?” ~George Lucas

Explore Potential Careers

Video arts student

City College is located in the leading Tech Center of the nation. Companies and corporations, large and small, need people with video production and media creation skills. Your services will be needed in many areas besides traditional media outlets: real-estate, law, medicine, government, tech companies and many others.

After completing these certificates you will be qualified for entry-level employment in areas such as:

  • Video Production for television
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Non-profit organizations and social justice
  • Multimedia
  • Education
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Entrepreneurial projects
  • Technology and corporate media departments.
  • Writer
  • Production Manager
  • Video Producer
  • Video Editor
  • Colorist
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Camera Operator/Director of Photography
  • Digital Effects Editor
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Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

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Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring Video Arts programs at the following institutions: 

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.