Master Video Producer Diploma

Master Video Producer Diploma

Career Description

Nationally and regionally, the industry is in a dramatic growth period with the explosion of internet and mobile delivery options. Organizations are increasingly turning to web-based video conferencing for corporate communications. Video content has become the de facto form of communication in business. According to Minnesota State CAREERwise, the outlook for editors, producers, directors, graphic designers and social media directors is for high growth between now and 2026. Our focused approach to hands-on learning at Central Lakes College ensures graduates are positioned for successful entry into the industry.

Program Information

The Master Video Producer Diploma is designed to prepare students with entry-level skills in media arts – specifically videography, still photography, editing and sound mixing. The curriculum emphasizes lab-based learning. We believe learning is enhanced by frequent repetition of basic filmmaking procedures. That’s why students handle the equipment and edit content every week, using the latest technology. Students produce authentic videos for actual clients who need video content. Producing promotional and documentary films for online distribution is our focus, as that is where most jobs exist today.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply industry-accepted knowledge in script writing, camera operation, sound recording, editing, and production design for video operations;
  • Gain proficiency in motion graphic design to enhance visual communication;
  • Apply appropriate lighting techniques for motion picture programming;
  • Encode video files for distribution to social media, web, and digital platforms;
  • Create live and remote broadcast streams to various social media platforms;
  • Perform live switching and camera operations at live and recorded events;
  • Create effective online social media content in alignment with corporate requirements; and
  • Apply safety protocols in video production working environments.

Special Program Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
  3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Advisory Board

Jeremy Doyle – Producer/Sourcewell Chad Koel – Owner, Koel Communications John Murray – National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Nick Weeks – Videographer/photographer, Just For Kix Studios Dan Hegstad – Station Manager, Lakeland Public TV – Brainerd Erik Ravnholdt – Lakeshore Learning Media Director Jane Helmke – Former News Director, KARE 11 TV Rick Jensen – Graphic Design Instructor & teacher at BHS Mitch McAllson – Media specialist, Sourcewell Jeff Kraker – News Editor/journalist at KARE TV Melissa Young – Owner – Hey Man Productions Mitch Anderson – Media specialist, Wired to Fish Ryan Dechaine – Media Director, Wired to Fish Abbi Hehner – Media specialist at Outdoor News Brandon Brown – Editor at Lindner Media Productions Sarah Nelson – Freelance videographer/editor Dan Lindner – Lindner Media Productions Bryan Hammitt – HS Videography teacher @ Bemidji HS Joseph Schulte – HS Videography teacher @ Sartell HS Mark Weimer – HS Videography teacher @ St. Cloud Apollo

Employment Statistics

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Salary information from

Master Video Producer Diploma

BUSN 1166 Business Communications, 3 cr
BUSN 2101 Business Entrepreneurship, 3 cr
GDES 1146 Video Graphics, 3 cr
GDES 2128 After Effects, 3 cr
VPRO 1110 Video Editing Workflow, 3 cr
VPRO 1114 Camera Operations, 3 cr
VPRO 1160 Live Sound and Field Recording, 3 cr
VPRO 2104* Video Productions,  4 cr
VPRO 2114* Online Content, 3 cr
VPRO 2116* Advanced Field Methods, 3 cr

*Denotes Prerequisites

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