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Video and Editing Certificate

Today, knowledgeable multimedia students must know how to capture compelling video, create trailers, titles, graphics, sound, and more for a variety of mediums – all from a personal laptop or desktop computer.

The UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Video & Editing is an accelerated, full time program that provides comprehensive training in video production and editing, DSLR video capture, audio, motion graphics and associated software technologies in a project-based learning environment.

This video production program focuses on storytelling, videography, motion graphics, and audio, as well as software programs commonly used to create productions, such as Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Avid ProTools. Throughout the program, students will complete a series of projects including short fiction and documentary films, commercials, web spots, and more. Students also complete projects for real world clients to create a working demo reel.

For more information, please visit dac.ucsd.edu, enroll in our online on-demand Digital Arts Center Information Session, and consider attending one of our regular in-person meet-and-greets.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Information Session (Learn more about the year-long DAC programs in a free information session.)
Digital Arts Center Professional Certificates - Information Session
INFO-70030
0
Schedule Varies
FALL QUARTER
Digital Video Production I
ART-40485
4.5
U      
Digital Video Editing I
ART-40466
4.5
U      
Motion Graphics I
ART-40408
4.5
U      
WINTER QUARTER
Digital Video Production II
ART-40487
4.5
  U    
Digital Video Editing II
ART-40467
4.5
  U    
Digital Audio Production I
ART-40486
4.5
  U    
SPRING QUARTER
Digital Video Production III
ART-40404
4.5
    U  
Digital Video Editing III
ART-40448
4.5
    U  
Motion Graphics II
ART-40409
4.5
    U  
SUMMER QUARTER
Digital Video Production IV
ART-40374
4.5
      U
Digital Audio Production II
ART-40563
4.5
      U
Digital Arts Center Portfolio Development
ART-40347
4.5
      U
CREATED/DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM
Digital Arts Center Career Preparation
ART-40351
.5
Schedule Varies
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Register in the Certificate Program

Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Certificate Section ID: 100534 Contact department for an application.
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Digital Arts, (858) 534-6705
E-mail: dac@ucsd.edu

Program Benefits

  • Accelerated, full-time program offered in a traditional classroom environment
  • Convenient evening classes
  • 12 month class schedule starting in September each year
  • Comprehensive video and editing education in San Diego
  • Hands-on experience with expert instructors and industry professionals
  • Small class sizes with motivated students who share your interests
  • Own and be trained on all of your own industry preferred hardware & software
  • Create online portfolio/reel to show to potential employers/clients
  • UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Video & Editing awarded upon successful completion

Conditions for Admission

Step 1: Attend a information session in person or online

Step 2: Complete an online application at dac.ucsd.edu

Step 3: Interview for acceptance

Please note: We advise you to complete the above steps as soon as possible as the programs fill up quickly.

Advisors

Fred Ashman
President
Multi Image

Lynn Burnstan
Director
UCSD TV

Rick Cikowski
Editor and Motion Graphics Artist
Capsule Media

Jodi Cilley, MBA
Program Advisor
UC San Diego Extension

Michael Flaster
Program Advisor
UC San Diego Extension

Lev Manovich, Ph.D
Director, Software Studies Initiative, Calit2
Professor, Visual Arts Department, UC San Diego

Elizabeth Meyer
Director, Online Learning
UC San Diego Extension

Cherry Park
Director, Marketing
QUALCOMM Incorporated

Cliff Pia
President
Millennium Creative Group, Inc.

Peter Thomas
Associate Director, Arts, Humanities, Languages Digital Arts
UC San Diego Extension