Camera Assistant (CA21)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand-alone and Embedded in Design and Media Production Technology Diploma and Degree)

Program Description:

The Camera Assistant certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in video and film production. Students will learn the technical aspects of assisting video and film camera operators through classroom and hands-on productions projects. The technical courses apply to the diploma and degree in the Media Production Technology program.

Entrance date: Varies

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 19

Curriculum Outline (19 hours)
Courses 19 credits 19
DMPT 1600

This course is an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of video production. Students will learn the basic terminology and techniques of video production through analysis of produced video works as well as hands-on experience. Students will be introduced to basic digital video production including: pre-production and planning, camera operation and framing, lighting, sound, and post-production with basic editing.

DMPT 2600

An introduction to basic audio and video editing techniques used in digital video production with non-linear software. Students will be introduced to the primary feature set and interface of video editing software and will learn to perform basic editing functions that include setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques and tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and output.

DMPT 2800
Prerequisite: DMPT 1600

This course will expose students to advanced techniques in digital cinematography and production audio. Students will gain hands on experience in camera operation, shot composition, camera movement, lighting, and production sound.

DMPT 2805
Prerequisites: DMPT 1600, DMPT 2600, DMPT 2800

This course will take students through the entire process of creating a narrative short film, with particular emphasis on skills that are specific to fictional, scripted material.

Select one of the following Technology Courses 3
DMPT 1055

Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software.

CIST 1101

Working with Microsoft Windows provides students with the interface concepts of Microsoft Windows software and the opportunity to develop basic computer skills. Topics include: getting started with Microsoft Windows, managing programs and files with Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Windows applications, data transfer with Microsoft Windows, printing with Microsoft Windows, and Windows, and customizing with Microsoft Windows.

COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

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Program Chair

Design and Media Production Technology Program Chair/Instructor
CEIT Building, Room 128

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