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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 a Highly–Skilled Video Production Professional

If you like shooting videos and digital films and are interested in a creative career where you'll work with interesting people on a wide array of projects, a career in Video & Motion Graphics could be right for you.

The Video & Motion Graphics program from Media Institute can give you the technical training and industry support you need to channel your interests and pursue rewarding professional career.

Becoming a Skilled Video Production Professional

Associate of Applied Science

60 Weeks

Graduates of the Media Institute 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.

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.

In addition to these skills, the Media Institute Video & Motion Graphics program introduces students to non–technical aspects of the media business including film history, entertainment law, freelancing and breaking trends in the motion graphics and video industries, so you'll be prepared to make the transition from student to industry professional.

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 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®
  • Final Cut Pro 7®
  • DVD Studio Pro®
  • Adobe After Effects®
  • Adobe Premiere®
  • Adobe Photoshop®
  • Adobe Illustrator®
  • Adobe Flash®
  • Adobe Dreamweaver®

You'll feel comfortable moving into any professional video editing environment after gaining so much hands–on training in the software used throughout the industry.

Practical Experience in a Professional Video Production Studio

At Madison Media Institute, you'll work in a professional quality video production studio. Employers will be impressed with how easily you move into new surroundings and how skilled you are with professional production equipment.

The Video & Motion Graphics department provides students with a PC lab of twenty four HP xw4600 Intel quad core workstations and a Mac lab of twenty four Quad Core Mac Pro workstations featuring M–box audio interfaces. 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.

Career Opportunities for Qualified Video Editors & Videographers

Digital Film School graduates and other individuals with training in Video & Motion Graphics work in digital film and video production, digital animation (graphics) and special effects.

Some interesting positions you may pursue in this field include:

  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Director
  • Production Manager
  • Master Control Operator
  • Production Assistant
  • Video Editor
  • Videographer
  • New Media Developer

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

Is an Exciting Career in Video Production Right for You?

If you're interested in learning more about your possible career opportunities as a Video & Motion Graphics professional and exploring whether this is the right career field for you, complete and submit the "Request Information" form at the top of the page for a FREE Career Information Kit or call to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable Media Institute Admissions Representative right away.

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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 2010 and March 2011.

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Median Loan Debt


The median Title IV loan debt for Media Institute students for the Video & Motion Graphics Associate of Applied Science degree program is $12,000 for the 2011-2012 academic year. (The median private and institutional loan debt for this program is $0.) This figure represents 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... )

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Video & Motion Graphics - Gainful Employment

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