Video editing programs are available at several levels and give students the necessary skills for a career in the industry. School selection is the first and perhaps the most important step in this process.
10 Schools with Video Editing Programs
There are several school that can prepare students for careers in video editing. Below are several of the most reputable.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition (2015-2016)|
|Miami Dade College||Miami FL||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's|| $2,834 in-state
|University of Central Florida||Orlando, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's|| $6,368 in-state
|New York University||New York, NY||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor||$47,750|
|Florida State University||Tallahassee, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's|| $6,507 in-state
|University of Southern California||Los Angeles, CA||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor||$50,277|
|Boston University||Boston, MA||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's, Master's||$48,436|
|George Mason University||Fairfax, VA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's|| $10,952 in-state
|University of Iowa||Iowa City, IA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor|| $8,104 in-state
|St. Petersburg College||Clearwater, FL||4-year, Public||Certificate|| $3,352 in-state
|Florida State Community College at Jacksonville||Jacksonville, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's|| $2,830 in-state
School Selection Criteria
One of the factors students take into consideration when selecting a school for video editing is the type of program a school offers, such as media arts and film and television or video production. Don't forget these other important considerations:
- Many schools offer certificate programs specifically in video editing, but aspiring video editors may also obtain broader training in the field, inclusive of video editing aspects, through degree programs.
- At the undergraduate level, students may pursue studies culminating in an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Opportunities are also available in the form of a Master of Fine Arts program in film or video production.
- Prospective video editing students seeking flexibility may want to enroll in evening and weekend or online classes, which are widely available.
- Students should consider the facilities and technology a school has to offer since it's important to have access to the most up-to-date hardware and software.
There are many schools that offer programs in video editing at multiple levels. When choosing a school, potential students should keep in mind availability, technology, and content of courses.