Video/Film Production I & II Course Description:

The Video Production & Media Arts program will provide students the opportunity to explore the exciting world of communications, while participating in a variety of interesting hands-on activities designed to introduce them to this field. Students learn to work as a team, as well as independently, while learning the industry skills necessary to be productive members of a video production team. Producing programs such as commercials, news broadcasts, promotional pieces, talk shows, and taping special events are all part of this course. Script writing, acting, directing, lighting, editing, and visual effects are some of the things students will learn to do in the classroom studio and out in the field. These skills will be used in creating many projects, and thereby developing a personal portfolio for use in seeking college acceptance and/or employment.

Career Opportunities:

Career opportunities for students who successfully complete this program in the following industries: Film, Advertising, Journalism or Broadcasting.

Other Career Opportunities:

  • Video Editor
  • Videographer or Camera Operator
  • Actor or Actress
  • Reporter
  • Lighting Director or Technician
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Audio Editor or Engineer
  • Post Secondary Education
    • Apprentice Programs
    • College/Technical School
    • Military

Units of Study:

  • Video Production Process
    • Including: Storyboarding & Script Writing, Video Shooting Techniques, Acting Techniques, Video Editing, Titling, Special Effects
  • Equipment Operations
    • Use industry level equipment including: Sony Digital Video Cameras, AVID Editor, Applied Magic Editor, Adobe Premiere, and Combustion, along with our new green screen technology
  • Broadcasting
  • Advertising
  • Film Studies
  • Animation


Quick Reference Guide:
Communication Technology Academy: Media Arts/Video Production

Approved for Technical Endorsement on Regents Diploma Yes
Credits for Two Year Program 8 units for two years, 4 units for one year
Integrated Academic Credits English - 1 credit over two years
Specialized Academic Credits None
National Competency Exam NOCTI
Work Based Learning Experience Internships with local businesses
Articulations Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Prerequisite General academic, good communications skills
Pull-Out Academics Available  MST