Some schools offer programs specifically in video technology, although similar coursework is included in film and video production programs, as well as programs in visual effects, animation and multimedia technology. Video technology-related courses include video editing, audio production, lighting, video recording and equipment.
10 Schools with Video Technology Programs
These institutions offer video technology programs.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2018-2019)*|
|Full Sail University||Winter Park, FL||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's||$24,109 (Undergraduate); $15,235 (Graduate)|
|Dallas County Community College District||Irving, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$1,770 (In-district Undergraduate); $3,330 (In-state undergraduate); $5,220 (Out-of-state Undergraduate)|
|Southern New Hampshire University||Manchester, NH||4-year, Private||Bachelor's||$31,136 (Undergraduate)|
|Delaware College of Art and Design||Wilmington, DE||2-year, Private||Associate's||$25,710 (Undergraduate)|
|Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design||Lakewood, CO||4-year, Private||Certificate, Bachelor's||$19,020 (Undergraduate)|
|California College of the Arts||San Francisco, CA||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's||$49,138 (Undergraduate); $51,210 (Graduate)|
|Columbia College - Chicago||Chicago, IL||4-year, Private||Bachelor's||$27,176 (Undergraduate)|
|Florida Institute of Recording Sound and Technology||Orlando, FL||Less-than-2-year, Private||Certificate||Undergraduate $13,950|
|St. John's University||Queens, NY||4-year, Private||Associate's, Bachelor's||$41,760 (Undergraduate)|
|Madison Media Institute||Madison, WI||4-year, Private||Diploma, Associate's||$14,708 (Undergraduate)|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
School Selection Criteria
Students wishing to study video technology should keep these factors in mind when selecting a program.
- Associate's degrees are just two years in length, but a bachelor's degree program offers broader experience.
- Evening, weekend or even online classes may be available at some schools.
- Students may want to look for a school with faculty members who have backgrounds and work in related professional industries; their experience and industry connections could be beneficial.
- Internships, available from some schools, will build student skills and provide connections to people in the industry.
Associate of Applied Science in Video Technology
These 2-year degree programs require school credits in general education, electives and several major-related courses as part of the video technology specialization.
Bachelor of Arts in Video Production Technology
These 4-year degree programs generally have two of those years dedicated to education in a student's chosen major. Courses cover video technologies and post-production techniques, along with a variety of related subjects.
Choosing a program with video technology involves considering your long-term career goals and the degree level that will enable you to achieve those goals. There are a range of program titles that fit within the scope of this discipline, with focuses ranging from animation and special effects to editing and production.