Audio/Video Production (AVP)

Description

The Audio/Video Production program at Cincinnati State prepares students to create and manipulate digital audio, video, and graphic images. Career destinations for AVP graduates include broadcast and cable television and other entertainment industries; web and multimedia development companies; and media production departments in commercial, corporate, and industrial settings.

A significant number of courses required for the degree are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some of the required courses also are offered in the evening or on weekends.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. Job titles for graduates include video editor, sound designer, videographer, audio/video specialist, compositing artist, motion graphics designer, or production assistant.

Related Programs

Program Code

AVP.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Use industry-standard software applications for digital audio and video editing, such as AVID, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and Pro Tools
  • Operate and maintain digital audio and video equipment including cameras, microphones, cables, and computers
  • Apply basic skills for 2-D and 3-D software applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Maya
  • Use web languages and tools such as HTML and Flash

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Media Production Assistant
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Sound Designer/Editor
  • Video Editor
  • Videographer

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$27,500 to $42,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Good, although competition is strong, especially in major metropolitan areas. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for skilled audio and video technicians is expected to grow about 9 percent through 2022.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wilmington College
  • Xavier University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Barking Fish Lounge
  • Time Warner Communications
  • Lightborne Communications
  • Local 12—WKRC-TV
  • Midwest Gripping & Lighting Co.
  • PPS Group
  • Sound Images

Co-op Salary Projections

$0 (unpaid internship) to $12.50/hr

Curriculum

Audio/Video Production (AVP)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
MID 110 Digital Media Concepts ( B) 2 2 3
MAT 120 Technical Mathematics ( G) 2 2 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
AVP 100 Introduction to Audio/ Video Production ( B) 4 1 4
ART 125 Design Principles ( G) 2 3 3
Semester 2      
AVP 110 Videography:Single Camera Production & Lighting ( T) 2 3 3
GRD 110 Beginning 2D Graphics ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
AVP 130 Audio: Editing & Mixing ( T) 2 3 3
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( B) 3 0 3
Semester 3      
TC XXX Technical Communication Elective (T)   2 3 3
MID 190 Career Preparation: Multimedia Information Design ( B) 2 0 2
MKT 115 Marketing Research for Multimedia Professionals ( B) 3 0 3
GRD 210 Applied 2D Graphics: Audio/Video Production ( T) 2 3 3
AVP 120 Digital Video Editing ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 4      
AVP 230 Audio: Production/Sound Design ( T) 2 3 3
AVP 220 Video Editing and Compositing ( T) 2 3 3
AVP 210 Videography- Multi Camera Production and Lighting ( T) 2 3 3
AVP 240 Motion Graphics/ Compositing: After- Effects ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 5      
AVP XXX Co-op/Internship Elective (T)   1 40 1
Semester 6      
XXX XXX AVP Elective 1 (T)   1 2 2
XXX XXX AVP Elective 2 (T)   1 20 1
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   51 100 65

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Technical Communication Elective  
TC 205 Scriptwriting: Short Forms 3
TC 210 Scriptwriting: Long 3
AVP Electives  
AVP 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Audio/Video Production 1
AVP 250 Alternate Editing Platforms-Video 2
AVP 255 Advanced Lighting Techniques 2
AVP 260 Color Grading, Correction and Continunity 2
AVP 265 Video Compression- DVD Authoring 2
AVP 270 Alternate Editing Platforms- Audio 2
AVP 275 Advanced Audio Mixing- 5.1 Surround 2
AVP 280 Mulit Track Recording Techniques 2
AVP 285 AVP Independent Project 3
AVP 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Audio/Video Production 2
AVP 295 Internship 2: Audio/Video Production 2
GRD 260 3D Visualization 5
WEB 111 Web Development 1 3
WEB 220 Animated and Interactive Web Content 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any CRJ, ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC 3
Co-op/Internship Elective  
AVP 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Audio/Video Production 1
AVP 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Audio/Video Production 2
AVP 294 Internship 1: Audio/Video Production 2

Contacts

Program Chair
Dave Killen, BA
(513) 569-4960
Co-op Coordinator
Andrea (Andi) Feld, BA
(513) 569-1457
andrea.feld@cincinnatistate.edu