The ability to produce high quality video content is now in greater demand than ever before and that means qualified producers and editors are finding rewarding careers in this creative industry. Through this program, you’ll learn to shoot and edit video projects at a professional level for storytelling that stands out. Your videos and productions can be used to share information and news stories, establish a personal or corporate brand, or tell an important story by producing your own short documentary.
Program delivery mode: in person
- This program will be delivered in person.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
About the program
Each course in this program has been developed by professionals working in their field. By focusing specifically on the essential skills of video storytelling and professional editing, you’ll develop the ability and confidence to create professional videos for a variety of platforms from promotional and educational videos to branding and personal use, or to complement an existing career. In this program you have the option to produce a final project, designed to bring your skills together and demonstrate your proficiency as a videographer.
Interested? Learn more in the Program Details.
Who should complete the Video Production and Editing Associate Certificate?
This program could be right for you if:
- You’re looking to study part-time as you work
- You hope to manage small business promotions or personal projects
- You’re creative and have some video experience
- You seek a supportive, hands-on educational experience studying abroad in Canada
If you’re ready to sharpen your skills for more effective, professional videos, get started today by applying at the Entrance Requirements page!
What grads can do
By earning your associate certificate, you’ll be honing your production and editing skills to prepare for freelance video work and entry-level positions such as video assistants and coordinators. You’ll also be able to apply your video and storytelling skills in a variety of other positions such as business owner, marketing coordinator, or brand manager to enhance your own small business, personal project, or current job.
Learn more about benefits to earning your associate certificate in the Graduating and Jobs page.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered evenings and weekends at either the Burnaby or downtown campus. Some courses are available via distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
While Broadcast and Media Communications PTS courses do not adhere to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) requirements, it is nonetheless preferable for students to have access to a personal computer to enhance their learning environment and to ensure course success. Please check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class.
Important updates to Part-time Studies
Each course in this program has been developed by professionals working in their field. By focusing specifically on the essential skills in video storytelling and professional editing, you’ll develop the skills to create professional videos for branding, personal use, and a variety of other careers. Your training includes a final project, designed to bring your skills together and demonstrate your proficiency as a videographer.
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
This program is specially designed to give you the fundamentals of video design, production, and editing in a flexible format that meets your needs and career goals.
Through these professionally-taught courses, you’ll gain job-relevant skills with today’s techniques and technology that are valuable for anyone engaged in media storytelling.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
- Competently operate a digital camera
- Select and operate appropriate audio, video, and lighting kits
- Produce digital video using non-linear video and other related production systems
- Storyboard a digital project and create a plan for production
- Demonstrate proficiency with industry standard software used for digital editing
- Source appropriate settings and resources for producing a digital video
- Demonstrate proficiency with industry standard programs used for creating images and visual effects
- Accurately articulate client’s expectations in planning a digital video production
- Demonstrate professional, ethical behaviour as a digital video producer
With the professional production and editing skills you’ll earn in this program, you’ll find ample opportunity for self or contract employment, both in the Lower Mainland and throughout the province as well as nationally and internationally. Many traditional marketing and business positions now also require proficiency with multimedia storytelling.
Some job opportunities include:
- Freelance Producer/Editor
- Wedding Videographer
- Training Video Producer
- Video Journalist
- Public Relations Coordinator
- Social Media Manager
Mary Kay Thurston
Part Time Studies Coordinator, Broadcast & Media Communications
604-432-8668 | Mary_Kay_Thurston@bcit.ca
Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Laddering options
- Job placement and graduate outcomes
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