Digital Arts Technology

Certificate in Audio Video Production
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Want to specialize in Audio Video Production?

If you already have a degree in design or you're currently employed in broadcast media, the Audio/Visual Certificate can be a great addition to your skill set.


You'll focus on the detailed study of audio production and sound design as well as visual composition and non-linear video editing.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Audio can make or break any video production.
  • Anyone can make a video or film. It takes a trained individual to make a quality product.
  • Planning is key for any audio or video production.
  • Immediate hands-on exposure sets NVCC apart from many four-year programs.
Certificate Program Requirements and Outcomes

Students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:

Course No. Title Credits
DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I 3
DAT*H110 Digital Video Production I 3
DAT*H218 Electronic Music Composition/Audio Tech I 3
DAT*H219 Electronic Music Composition/Audio Tech II 3
DAT*H220 Acoustics and Sound Design 3
DAT*H224 Digital Video Production II 3
DAT*H226 Motion Graphics for Film & Video 3
DAT*H237 Principles of Sound Recording 3
  Total Credit Hours 24

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate the properties of sound, human hearing, psychoacoustics, electro-acoustic and digital sound reproduction systems.
  • Design and edit analog and digital audio files.
  • Synthesize and apply processes for transforming a concept into a complete video production.
  • Script, produce, edit, and complete original video projects.
  • Design state-of-the-art special effect techniques used in film and video.
  • Complete original projects terminating in deliverable media products with technical documentation.

Program Coordinator
Rachael M Leite
203-575-8152 (p)
Room: L305