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Video Production Degrees
A bachelor’s in film and video production prepares students for a career film and video production. Video production graduates work in motion picture and sound recording industries, publishing, educational services, performing arts and spectator sports, amusement, gambling, and recreation, broadcasting, and in federal, state, and local government departments.
Aspiring video production professionals must begin the journey from student to paid professional by enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts program in film and video production. Most technical schools and art schools offer some or all of the degrees listed here, while many traditional colleges that offer all degrees from A-Z offer video production degrees as well. Most traditional colleges and universities have a department of art or multimedia art and many offer the option to take courses online. Depending in the institution, several learning formats may be available including entirely on-campus, entirely online, or blended format. The blended format offers a combination of online and on-campus courses.
When it comes to making a decision about whether to complete your video production degree online or on-campus, it all boils down to preference. Both on-campus and online programs offer the same curriculum to students as well as the opportunity to produce and edit video either on-campus or in a virtual production lab. Most video production students, whether attending school on-campus or online, will have access to virtual production labs which allow students to produce and edit video 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Founded in 1944, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredits roughly 300 art colleges and art programs across the U.S. Many art schools and art programs, have also been accredited regional agencies such as the Western Association of Schools and College (WASC), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Many working and continuing/adult education students as well as students with major scheduling conflicts find that the blended or online option is much easier to manage. Online students may also opt for this format if the school of their choice is too far to commute. In some cases, students would prefer not to relocate, so they may choose the online option as well.
While both the online option and the on-campus provide a high quality education for students, there are several differences that mat not work for some students. The online option might be more difficult as students are expected to be very disciplined and organized. They must also work very well unsupervised. It is the student’s responsibility to log in for a specific number of hours per course, to turn in assignments on or before set deadlines, and to post to discussion boards in a timely and professional manner. A significant portion of the online students’ grades depends on participation. This is not really the case in on-campus environments where the student need only show up and listen to the lecture. On the other hand, some students might also miss the face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers, whether they participate or not, while others might see this face-to-face interaction as a distraction.
When applying for online video production degree programs, all you have to do is check to make sure the school is accredited by a recognized agency. Visit the U.S. Department of Education at Ed.gov for listings. Also, accredited online programs should have the same curriculum requirements as traditional programs. Review the video production curriculum for a top school such as The Art Institute of Chicago. Compare it to the program you have chosen. If the curriculum for the program you have chosen seems a little off and the school has not been accredited by a recognized agency, you should think twice before applying.
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