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The goal of the Visual Communication program is to create a stimulating learning environment for students where they can pursue their specific interest within five areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production and 3-D animation. Design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, computer systems design and related services contain areas of employment for the visual communication graduate. 

Courses in the Video Production program provide training in the theory and technical processes used in a modern commercial video production studio. Students are given hands-on instruction in the operation of professional cameras, lighting, sound, and video editing equipment, script writing and storyboarding to create video for a variety of delivery platforms; movies, television, commercials, online and other new media. Companies that hire Video & Post Production students include a wide array of different levels of employment. From Motion Picture studios, Commercial video production houses, and Advertising firms, to Web Development companies, Educational development, In-House corporations and Self-Employment.

The Visual Communication Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses. A certificate in Visual Communication is structured to be completed in 2-3 semesters and is designed to provide a core understanding of a specific area. 

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Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Visual Communication AAS Degree: Video & Post Production Track.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
FLMC 1304 Lighting for Film or Video 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
RTVB 1321 TV Field Production 3
ARTV 1343 Digital Sound 3
FLMC 1300 Production Management 3
FLMC 1331 Video Visual Effects I 3
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
FLMC 2333 Cinematography 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
RTVB 2337 TV Production Workshop 3
FLMC 2331 Video Visual Effects II 3
IMED 2311-or-RTVB 2381 Portfolio Development1-or-Cooperative Education - Commercial and Advertising Art1 3
Video and Post Production Certificate Program Total 45 Credits


  1. Choose from the AAS Core. EDUC 1300 can count toward your Elective but must be taken in your first semester.
  2. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Videographer2
  • Digital Media Coordinator2
  • Film Editor2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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