Digital Video Production Proficiency Certificate


This certificate is designed to help students develop skills in basic digital video production and post-production. The fundamental skills students will acquire with this certificate will prepare them to work on digital video production crews and in post-production houses that specialize in digital video. Many corporate enterprises and mass media agencies have also begun to employ people with these skills to satisfy their video production needs in-house. Many employment opportunities exist for video production assistants with experience in digital camera operation, digital sound recording, lighting techniques, and digital video editing.
Students who complete this proficiency certificate may continue seamlessly in the Associate in Applied Science degree program in Digital Video Production.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Digital Video Production Proficiency Certificate, 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
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform multiple roles in a professional digital video production crew and professional digital video post-production

Program Entry Requirements:

This certificate is open to interested students. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of the certificate.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Successful completion of the program requires a "B" grade or better in PHOT 104 and a C grade or better in the DVP courses listed. In order to achieve a "C" or better and thus demonstrate competency, students must complete exams, writing assignments, and participate in class activities.

Course Sequence:

Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
PHOT 104 - Introduction to Video Production   3 credits
DVP 120 - Camera and Lighting Techniques for Digital Video Production PHOT 104 with grade of "B" or better 4 credits
DVP 130 - Audio Techniques for Digital Video Production PHOT 104 with grade of "B" or better 4 credits
DVP 140 - Video Editing Techniques for Digital Video Production PHOT 104 with grade of "B" or better 4 credits
DVP 150 - Producing and Directing Techniques for Digital Video Production PHOT 104 with grade of "B" or better 4 credits

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

For More Information Contact: The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130.  Telephone (215) 751-8450; or call the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.