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Video & Motion Graphics Currently only offered at our Madison Campus

Pursue a Rewarding Career in Video & Motion Graphics

Hands–On Training to Become Highly–Skilled in Video Production

The demand for video is huge! Websites, training videos for a profession or an art, YouTube, there is more of it now than ever before! With a degree in Video & Motion Graphics you'll be able to pursue your dreams. With a dream comes reality and we also have an immense community outreach where students are assigned a client so they can get the hands on experience and confidence along the way. Not just a vision, but a path. Passion for the work is what will keep you craving more time to shoot, edit and create motion graphics, and that's exactly what this program entails.

Associate of Applied Science

60 Weeks

Graduates of Madison Media Institute's Video & Motion Graphics Associate Degree program enter the professional world with confidence after being mentored by industry professionals; they know they're entering the field with the skills employers are looking for, including the ability to creatively edit commercials, documentaries, music videos and film scenes. Many of the Video & Motion Graphics graduates work in corporate video, television and production houses. Some have moved on to careers in the film industry but those in video are directors, videographers, editors, production assistants and motion graphics gurus.

As a student in this program you'll learn storyboarding, editing and production, camera techniques, live direction, and much more. You will be able to compose and create beautiful footage by using and understanding lighting design, creative camera focus and composition. The hard skills we teach are videography, editing, teamwork and high-end post production.

The media business isn't based solely a on technical skill, that's why we delve into film history, entertainment law, freelancing and breaking trends in the motion graphics and video industries; so you're better equipped to enter the workforce.

Video & Motion Graphics graduates are prepared to meet with clients, discuss fundamental elements of video, and pursue interesting projects in this exciting and ever–changing industry.

The "Must–Have" Industry Standard Software Skills

As a Madison Media Institute Video & Motion Graphics student you learn both Macintosh® and Windows® operating systems. You'll enter the professional video editing industry with experience using industry standard software applications such as:

  • Avid®
  • Adobe Premiere®
  • Adobe After Effects®
  • Adobe Photoshop®
  • Adobe Illustrator®
  • Cinema 4D®

Practical Experience in a Professional Video Production Studio

At Madison Media Institute, you'll work in a professional quality video production studio. There are also six video editing suites, a master control room including digital television control room software, professional lighting and photography equipment available to students. Our studios and equipment mirror what's being used in the field of Video & Motion Graphics. The confidence you'll gain from being so well versed, rarely goes unnoticed by employers.

Career Opportunities for Qualified Video Editors & Videographers

Graduates and other individuals with training in Video & Motion Graphics work in digital film and video production, motion effects and visual effects.

Some interesting positions you may pursue in this field include:

  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Director
  • Production Manager
  • Master Control Operator
  • Production Assistant
  • Motion Graphics Specialist
  • Videographer

These positions are typically found in corporate video, television, and production houses.

If you have the vision, let us help lay out the path, with a degree in Video & Motion Graphics…Sign up today!

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The placement data are as reported to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. It includes program completers that started the program between April 2011 and March 2012.

*Graduates who are furthering their education, active in the military, international students, incarcerated, or have a medical condition that prevents them from gaining employment are not counted when calculating placement rates.

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The median Title IV loan debt for Madison Media Institute students for the Video & Motion Graphics Associate of Applied Science degree program is $12,004 for the 2012-2013 academic year. (The median private loan debt for this program is $7,760 and the median institutional loan debt for this program is $0 ) These figures represent all funds borrowed by students in this program during that academic year, including monies to support these students during their time as students. It is not limited to the cost of tuition and fees for this program.

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Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Student Works Video


Once I got here, I rose to a whole new level of work

— Anthony Harris

Video & Motion Graphics Graduate

Everything I've learned here is really going to help me in the world

— Katie Connolly

Video & Motion Graphics Graduate

Meet Our Staff

Madison's Video & Motion Graphics Staff

Nella Citino
Program Chair

Nella is a media veteran with over 20 years experience in the video and broadcast industries. ( Read More... )

Tim Albrecht

Tim has been involved in the video industry for over five years and has been involved in local productions for companies like Meriter Hospital, Wisconsin Technical Colleges, Special Olympics Wisconsin, and Culver's. ( Read More... )

Ray Ibsen

Ray's work has been seen on The History Channel, HGTV, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, The NFL Network, and many others. His corporate clients have taken him around the country and the world to capture manufacturing processes, live events, training videos, and destination videos. ( Read More... )

Josh Oas

Josh has been professionally involved in numerous aspects of media production for over 10 years, working in the audio/video and design fields as a Flash developer, animator, web designer, videographer, motion graphics artist, musician, and editor. ( Read More... )

Dave Ruthe

Dave does image touch–up and manipulation, as well as design and web design work for several businesses and organizations. ( Read More... )

Nancy Stillwell

Nancy has worked in commercial and public television for over 17 years as a reporter, producer and assignment editor. Her award credits include two Midwest Emmy Awards and a Wisconsin Broadcaster's Award. ( Read More... )

Gainful Employment Info Link

Video & Motion Graphics - Gainful Employment

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