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Digital Video Certificate Program
 
 
 

Austin School of Film’s Digital Video Certificate Program (DVCP) provides students an affordable pathway into creative media industries.

 

Our DVCP courses offer hands-on education in production management, film production, and post-production with classes dedicated to technical training in areas such as: camera work, lighting, sound recording, audio post-production, film/video editing, and more! 

We specialize in educational programming that reflects the latest in a diverse landscape of rapidly changing film & video industries— we're here to help you get where you want to be.

The Digital Video Certificate Program is designed to provide you the foundation needed to work with individual clients, independent production, or businesses, and help aide in developing your reel to attract future creative contracts. Though the focus of the program is acquisition of technical skills, our DVCP students are given the flexibility to choose electives that either add extra depth to their creative experience, or augment their growing technical skill set for a competitive edge. 

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 GAIN THE SKILLS TO KICK START YOUR FILM CAREER, ADVANCE YOUR DIGITAL MEDIA TOOLBOX, & REALIZE YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL

 
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— PROGRAM OBJECTIVES —

 

The core philosophy at Austin School of Film is learning-by-doing: we design truly innovative curricula by combining traditional film school teaching methods with a new, uniquely hands-on approach.

  • Offers the rigor of a degree program, yet fast-tracked & flexible for today’s working professionals.
  • A comprehensive series of courses designed to develop a strong base of filmmaking expertise; through hands-on training, you’ll learn to independently apply classroom lessons to future projects on-the-fly as a confident lateral thinker.
  • Access to many of the same student services and resources available at elite [read: expensive] traditional collegiate institutions.
  • Develop high-value digital media skills & production credits for a résumé that meets the most competitive industry standards.
  • Build a portfolio and Increase earning potential for in demand creative job positions and contracts.
  • Demonstrable dedication to building skills in all phases of video/film production, from inception through distribution.
  • All classes are taught by active industry professionals who are highly accomplished in their fields.
  • Develop a network of local working creative professionals to help open doors, gain future collaborators, and become a pro!

 

— STUDENT BENEFITS —

 
  • Unlimited 1-1 consults with Program Directors
  • Fully-loaded 27” iMac computers
  • Creative co-working at our community HQ
  • Office Essentials (printer, copier, scanner, etc.)
  • Darkroom reservations
  • Film & Art supply discount products
  • Free in-house rentals for (on-site) projects
  • Special networking event access
  • Internship opportunities
  • Job & talent/crew listings on our Corkboard
 
 

      Our Digital Video Certificate Program caters to individual students, supporting an attainable path to creative success.     We offer intimate class sizes, an empowering atmosphere, and professional training— all at a fraction of the cost of similar training at commercial facilities like the Art Institute.

 
 

INVESTING IN YOUR CREATIVE FUTURE CAN BE A CHALLENGING ENDEAVOR

Based in East Austin for over 18 years, we strive to make this process as accessible to all people as possible— Austin School of Film continues to be, first & foremost, a community focused arts & technology school.

 
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— HOW OUR CERTIFICATE WORKS —


 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Certificates represent an average 355 hours of in-classroom training. Students are granted up to three years to earn their certificate before DVCP registration expires, but most (roughly 75%) successfully complete the program within 24 months or less.

Our certificate is designed with the working student in mind— students have the freedom to customize their skillset & learn at their own pace, so your class schedule is always perfectly tailored to fit your lifestyle.

There are no registration deadlines or any prerequisites for initial Certificate Program enrollment, although there is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $75. Because we believe everyone should have the chance to participate in our Digital Video Certificate Program, Austin School of Film also supports a wide variety of payment plan options.

 

STEP BY STEP ▾

  1. Enroll in the Digital Video Certificate Program & pay the $75 fee.

  2. You’ll receive your welcome packet & student ID via email. *

  3. Browse our catalogue & register for classes with your DVCP discount!

* please allow 1-2 business days for admissions processing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT MAKES ASoF DIFFERENT?

Our curriculum is informed by the media arts industry: classes are small, intensive, taught by active professionals, & grounded in real-world examples that impart the very skill training you'll need to find work in the field & truly thrive on your career path.

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 skill training for both adults & youth in central Texas. We are happy to work within any budget & frequently offer scholarships to those who qualify. In addition to ASoF classes, we also host seasonal series of free community film screenings, social events, artist exhibits, & more!

WILL A DIGITAL VIDEO CERTIFICATE HELP ME GET A JOB?

ASoF's reputation as a training center is astonishing. Earning one of our certificates is regarded as exceedingly valuable, but ultimately it's really up to you and your personal achievement goals— be fully involved when you come to class, ask relevant questions, and truly push yourself afterwards to continue practicing and creating your own work samples.

Take the time to understand how software applications relate to each other, and learn the practical workflows that will make your skills truly outstanding. Then, we'll help you to build a great resume and portfolio, keep your spirits up, and network-network-network! The #1 way to get a job is through someone you know, so don't sit back and wait— make it happen for yourself!

I NEED ADVICE ABOUT CLASSES, CAN SOMEONE HELP ME?

Our program is designed to fit every person’s individual goals at a pace customized for each unique schedule, so we are happy to provide 1-1 consults for registered DVCP students to help strategize so you can hit the ground running in the right direction!

Once you get the basics of production & post-production down, you can start exploring more intermediate and advanced CREATIVE CORE and ELECTIVE options. We are always here to consult and meet with you. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please fill out the form located at the very top of this page, or contact us by email.

 

 T O T A L   C O S T  

A completed Certificate runs between $3500 and $5500. The total cost of your certificate will depend upon which CREATIVE CORE and ELECTIVES you choose to take, as tuition for individual classes will vary from as little as $100 to a maximum of $675.   This program is “Pay-As-You-Go” by design— you’ll only pay for classes you want to attend, on a schedule that’s customized to fit your life. 
Because we believe everyone deserves the chance to participate in our Digital Video Certificate Program, Austin School of Film also supports a wide variety of payment plan options.

 
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COURSEWORK OUTLINE

Total of 14 required classes + 2 electives of your choice


Film/Video Production Fundamentals

REQUIRED: ALL

 
 

Creative Media Core

Required: 2

 
 

— Choose a Video Editing Platform —

Required: 1 intro CLASS + 1 advanced CLASS *

* cannot mix & match

 

—OPTION A—
Final Cut Pro X

▾ REQUIRED CLASSES ▾

Intro to Final Cut Pro X (12 hours)

Advanced Final Cut Pro X (12 hours)

— OPTION B —
Adobe Premiere Pro

▾ REQUIRED CLASSES ▾

Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro (12 hours)

Advanced Adobe Premiere Pro (12 hours)

— OPTION C —


DaVinci Resolve

▾ REQUIRED CLASSES ▾

Intro to DaVinci Resolve (12 hours)

DaVinci Resolve: Color Correction (12 hours)

 

Post-Production Essentials

REQUIRED: ALL

 
 

Electives

 Required: 2

 

✴︎ The material covered is subject to change. Austin School of Film adjusts to the market demand. ✴︎

 
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— CONTACT US —

 

BY PHONE

Austin School of Film
Admissions Office
(512)236-8877

BY EMAIL

Faiza Kracheni
Education Director
faiza@austinfilmschool.org