Communicate through video.

Learn the skills that will make you a success.

Digital videography is the art of videotaping and editing a finished video product. The video production team—led by a producer who ensures that the project stays on schedule and within budget—interprets a writer’s script, captures the video footage, and then transfers it to a computer for editing, special effects, titles, and other digital enhancements to create the finished video.

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  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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A general education core is required for all Associate and Bachelor degrees. All graduates must meet the general education requirements established by each academic program.

College Success Strategies (COL111A) or College Success Online (COL112) is required for all first-time freshmen and all online students enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This course will inform students of campus services, policies and procedures, and address learning styles and study strategies.

Many of the courses and programs at Baker College are offered in an online delivery format. See Online Programs. Contact your campus Academic / Administrative Office for details about online courses.

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Digital Video Production Associate Degree from Baker College

Digital Video ProductionAssociate of Applied Science

Communicate through video.

Learn the skills that will make you a success.

Digital videography is the art of videotaping and editing a finished video product. The video production team—led by a producer who ensures that the project stays on schedule and within budget—interprets a writer’s script, captures the video footage, and then transfers it to a computer for editing, special effects, titles, and other digital enhancements to create the finished video.

Discover Your Future Digital Video Production Career

Career Facts

$46,280

Median salary for Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators

3%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$71,350

Median salary for Producers and Directors

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Overview

As a student in Baker’s Digital Video Production program, you learn all the fundamentals of digital production, from concept through completion.

Our faculty of experienced industry professionals provide insight and hands-on training in every area—scripting, cameras, microphones, lighting, video and audio editing, animation, eLearning design, and production management.

As a graduate, you’ll have the skills to begin a career in producing digital media in a corporation, educational environment, training organization, or as a professional service.

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

Course Information
Digital Video Production Major65 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
DMD 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the design process and design principles used in conjunction with current digital media production. Projects explore the elements of typography, color, layout, and creative conceptualization.

Introduction to Digital Media Communications4
DMD 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to various processes in creating vector-based graphics and illustrations. Color, texture, form, shape, and type manipulation techniques are applied to the design of logos, technical illustrations, icon symbols and other miscellaneous pieces. Students use industry standard illustration software on multiple computer platforms.

Prerequisite(s):
GRC 101A, any INF class.
Introduction to Digital Design/Illustration4
DMD 131
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to industry standard, image-editing software which contains tools for designers to produce sophisticated graphics for the Web and print. Students will learn basic image adjustment and retouching as well as techniques for manipulating and combining images.

Prerequisite(s):
Any of the INF courses.
Introduction to Graphic Imaging4
DMD 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Provide students essential information pertaining to the business practices of design including: proposals, contracts, competitive analysis, salary standards, project management tools and pricing. Students will prepare a project management kit for a real-world client.

Prerequisite(s):
GRC 131A, GRC 211B or DVP 151.
Corequisite(s):
DVP 252 or GRC 212B.
Digital Media Business Practices4
DVP 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces an overview of video production utilizing a digital camcorder and video editing equipment. Students study video technologies, basic equipment operation, edits composition, basic lighting and audio, storyboard creation, script writing, and production planning.

Digital Media Fundamentals4
DVP 111A
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces video production scriptwriting techniques for conducting client interviews that deliver factual information with imaginative approaches for corporate, broadcast and other professional communications.

Interviewing and Scriptwriting4
DVP 121
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces basic audio for practical use in video and media applications. Topics include digital sound characteristics, microphones, single and multi-track techniques, and sound effects.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 101, any of the INF courses.
Introduction to Audio Recording4
DVP 131
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces shooting video on location within a controlled environment. Students practice various shooting techniques, audio and edit planning, following production shot lists, and shooting to scripted and storyboarded needs.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 111, DVP 121.
Video Field Production4
DVP 151
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the non-linear (digital) video editing process. Covers computer-based video editing technologies/software. Students practice on the fundamentals of organizing and creating streaming video footage for use with multi-media and/or Web applications.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 101, any of the INF courses.
Corequisite(s):
DVP 121.
Introduction to Digital Video Editing4
DVP 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops knowledge and skills to organize footage for use in creating professional on-screen motion graphics and special effects. Students will also work with character generated type to synchronize sound with on-screen graphic images. Students gain proficiency in the hands-on use of computer tools and software to integrate edited footage into a digital media production.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 151.
Motion Graphics4
DVP 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Presents the management and psychology of professional production coordination, talent development and retention, economics and budgeting for independent producers and preparation of the final digital video portfolio reel.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 131, DVP 252.
Digital Video Production Management4
DVP 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Combines the skills of graphic design, multimedia construction and coding with interpersonal and language skills to interview content experts, then write, design, deploy and assess eLearning content through current technology. Students will design applications for digital instruction and the tracking of key performance metrics to produce eLearning modules for industry, education and a variety of digital communication careers.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 211.
eLearning Design4
DVP 252
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with the ability and working knowledge to create final edits for use in their digital video production by preparing digital footage through the use of digital video mark points. Combining sound and motion graphics are covered through the use of non-linear editing software as well.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 151.
Intermediate Digital Video Editing4
DVP 261A
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4 Quarter Hours

Creates basic on-screen graphics and effects utilizing the video lab for final digital video production. Students will also work towards the completion of a final DVD product by implementing all edits, audio, and effects necessary for the final composite project for presentation and inclusion in their portfolio.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 131, DVP 201.
Editing/Motion/Audio - Direct Study Lab4
MKT 111B
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the essentials of an introductory course than can be either a survey course or a prerequisite to more advanced marketing studies. Study includes product identification, positioning and pricing strategies, consumer need identification and making the connection between consumer needs and product advertising, basic distribution strategies, and some of the decision-making tools at the disposal of the marketing manager. This course is recommended as a first course for marketing majors.

Principles of Marketing4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
WRKTC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour minimum learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102 (Associate Degrees), ENG 101 (Certificates), minimum GPA 2.00.
Work Experience4
General Education Requirements28 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
INF 112
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to word processing software and applications. This will include demonstrating the ability to perform basic Windows operations commands and word processing commands, which include creating, saving, printing, formatting, editing, and retrieving documents.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Word Processing2
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 108
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4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
WRI 115
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Workplace Communication4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 93

Program Description

This program is designed for students who want to combine graphic communication proficiency with a special focus on digital video production. Technical courses emphasize the creative development of concepts and ideas using a variety of graphic art and Web design media. Students also complete a sequence of digital video production courses that range from storyboarding through the final phases of filming, editing, and DVD development. Skills developed in related areas such as marketing, advertising, sales, and public relations are essential to success in today's fast-paced and highly competitive graphic design and digital media businesses.

Accreditation

Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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