Video Editing Schools in the U.S.

Students choosing a school for video editing have a multitude of factors to consider before making a decision. Read on to learn about what you should keep in mind when picking a video editing school, and to see some schools in the U.S. with video editing programs.

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
$9,661 out-of-state
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's $6,368 in-state
$22,467 out-of-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
$21,673 out-of-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
$31,958 out-of-state
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor $8,104 in-state
$27,890 out-of-state
St. Petersburg College Clearwater, FL 4-year, Public Certificate $3,352 in-state
$11,607 out-of-state
Florida State Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL 4-year, Public Bachelor's $2,830 in-state
$9,944 out-of-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.

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