Digital Video Certificate Program




The Digital Video Certificate Program at the Austin School of Film provides an affordable series of classes in video production and post-production that prepare students to work in the industry.  Training classes in HD Camera, Lighting, Sound, Production Management, editing on industry standard software platforms and much more.  Students in the certificate program are eligible for placement in internships with Central Texas companies, organzations and productions.

Our classes run year round and are paid for individually upon registration.  

The program can be completed in under 2 years, for a fraction of the cost of similar training from the Art Institute.  If filmmaking is your passion, the Digital Video Certificate Program is the fastest way to get your foot in the door.

Our computer lab is open to all Digital Video Certificate students at any time. All computers feature the latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro. Students have access to our artist/student workspaces and supplies. 



  • Complete a series of courses to develop a filmmaking knowledge base
  • Develop technical skills in production and post-production
  • Address all phases of production, from inception through product distribution
  • Learn skills that meet industry standards
  • Get real-world experience and apply acquired knowledge
  • Build a portfolio to get work on set
  • Benefit from ASoF's unique learning environment and affordable classes


The Austin School of Film's Digital Video Certificate Program (DVCP) will give you the technical base you need to prepare for work at a television station, independent production company, commercial post-production house, or to develop your reel. Though the focus of the program is on acquisition of technical skills such as sound, camera, lighting, and editing, students have the flexibility to choose electives that either add a creative side to the program, or augment their technical skill set. Electives include classes in screenwriting, directing, experimental filmmaking, After Effects, and more.

Classes are taught by Austin-based professionals at our the centrally-located facility. We are a community-focused arts and technology school that offers affordable accessible classes film, animation and digital media arts in an intimate setting. The Digital Certificate Program caters to individual students, small classes, and affordable training.





How long does it take to get a certificate?

Training usually takes 9 to 12 months depending on scheduling and certificate. Students have up to three calendar years to complete DVCP.


What are the training costs?

Certificates generally range from $3000 - $4500. This range is depends on what elective you choose. Electives range from $50-1,000. Students may also opt to train in Adobe Premiere CS6 or Final Cut Pro X - this also contributes to the overall cost of the program.


Will a ASoF's DVCP Certificate help me get a job?

ASoF's reputation as a training center is astonishing and earning one of our certificates is regarded as exceedingly valuable but it's really up to you and your goal-set. When you come to class, be fully involved, ask applicable questions and push yourself afterwards to practice and create work samples. Take time to understand how software applications relate to each other and learn the practical workflows that will make your skills outstanding. Then, build a great resume and portfolio, keep your spirits up and network, network, network! The number one way to get a job is through someone you know. Don't sit back and wait---make it happen for yourself!


What makes ASoF’s different?

Our curriculum is informed by the media arts industry, is taught by media arts industry professionals and includes the very skills training that employees need to work in the field and continue on their career paths. Classes are small, intensive and utilize real-world examples. We are not a traditional college. We are not a for-profit business. We are not a private entity. We are a non-profit media arts center & school here to provide affordable training course for both youth and adults in Central, Texas. We will work with any budget and offer scholarships to those who qualify. In addition to our class schedule, ASoF offers free fall, spring and summer screening series, artist events, artist exhibits and much more.




There are 14 required classes in the certificate program and a minimum of 2 electives.

Production (All Required)
Digital Filmmaking for Adults (8-weeks, 24 hours)
HD Camera Basics (12 hours)
Lighting for Film and Video (12 hours)
Production Management (12 hours)
Sound Recording for Film and Video (12 hours)
In Addition to One of the Following Core Classes
Avant Garde and Experimental Filmmaking (8-weeks, 24 hours)
Directing for Film & Video: Intermediate to Advanced (8-weeks, 24 hours)
Screenwriting I: Beginner to Intermediate (8-weeks, 24 hours)
Documentary Filmmaking (8-weeks, 24 hours)
Handmade Animation (6-weeks, 18 hours)
Post-Production (All Required)
Final Cut Pro X : Intro (Apple Certified 24 hours)
Final Cut Pro X: Advanced (Apple Certified 12 hours)
Intro to Adobe Photoshop  (6 hours)
Intro to Adobe After Effects (12 hours)
Aesthetics of Editing (6 hours)
Lab Hours (Required)
Austin School of Film requires a minimum of 1 lab (15 hours) for completion of the DVCP Certificate. 
Plus Two Electives *more electives offered in course guide
Adobe Premiere Pro (12 hours)
Handmade Animation (12 hours) 
DSLR Workshop (6 hours)
Experimental Mini Series (4) 
Avant Garde & Experimental Filmmaking 
Advanced After Effects 
Advanced Photoshop 

SXSW Film / M.A.F.I.A Production Intern (limited space)


There are no prerequisite requirements to sign up for ASoF Digital Video Certificate and students may sign up at any time.

There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $50. Registration in the certificate program entitles students to a 10% discount on all classes. We believe everyone should have a right partake in ASoF's Digital Video Certificate Program therefore we offer a wide variety of payment plan options.

All Apple certified classes may be credited towards both the ASoF Digital Video Certificate and Apple Pro Certifications.

To contact our admissions office please contact:

Austin School of Film
Admissions Office

Faiza Kracheni
Education Director


*Please allow us 24-hours to process your enrollment