Part-time Associate Certificate 6120acert

Video Production and Editing

The ability to produce high quality video content is now in greater demand than ever. And that means qualified producers and editors are finding exciting jobs more easily and more rewarding.

Through this flexible program of courses, you’ll learn to shoot and edit video projects at a professional level for storytelling that stands out in an increasingly cluttered social media world. Your videos and productions can be used to share information and news stories – or establish a personal or corporate brand – across multiple media platforms.

By choosing the pace of your own study through courses offered online, by distance, or in the classroom with options every term, you can take control of your own training to meet your schedule while turning an interest in video production into a rewarding career.

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
If you’re ready to sharpen your skills for more effective, professional videos, get started today by applying at the Program Entry page!

What grads can do

By earning your associate certificate, you’ll be honing your production and editing skills to prepare you 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.

Program Entry

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 in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for 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.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and also provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Read more about program declaration requests

BCIT accepts only complete program declarations. To declare this program:

  • Answer all questions completely prior to submission.
  • If required, convert transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
Declare Now

Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Courses

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 also includes a hands-on, real-world practicum where you’ll gain invaluable experience working within the industry.

Students with approved Program Declaration, please note: Program matrix changes may impact you as follows.
  • Effective September 2016: If your program declaration lists MDIA 1171 - Adobe After Effects 1 and you have not completed it, please complete MDIA 1280 - Adobe After Effects instead.
  • Effective September 2016: If your program declaration lists BCST 1200 - Production Planning and you have not completed it, please complete BCST 1225 - Video Project Planning instead.
  • Effective March 2017: If your program declaration lists BCST 1165 - Video Editing Workshop and you have not completed it, please complete BCST 2290 - Assistant Editing Professional instead.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Required Courses: Credits
  BCST 1180 Introduction to Video Editing 3.0
  BCST 1225 Video Project Planning 3.0
  BCST 1256 Sound Design 1 3.0
  BCST 1260 Professional Video Camera Operations 3.0
  BCST 2282 Advanced Video Editing 3.0
  BCST 2290 Assistant Editing Professional 3.0
  MDIA 1160 Adobe Illustrator MAC 1 1.5
  MDIA 1180 Adobe Photoshop MAC 1 1.5
  MDIA 1280 Adobe After Effects 3.0
  MDIA 2180 Adobe Photoshop MAC 2 1.5
and
  BCST 3005 Video Production and Editing Final Project 3.0
 
Total Credits: 28.5

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

This program is specially designed to quickly give you the fundamentals of video design, production, and editing in a flexible format that meets your needs and career goals.

Through the 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

Program location

Courses in this program may be scheduled at the Burnaby or Downtown Campus. You will likely attend courses at both campuses while completing this program.

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

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

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Angelina Shine
Part-time Studies Program Assistant, Broadcast & Media Communications
604-451-7198 | Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca

Paul Sawyer
Part Time Studies Coordinator, Broadcast & Media Communications
604-456-1011 | Paul_Sawyer@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
  • Student life

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