Interactive Design and Video Production

Category: Media Communication

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Program Description

Creativity. Technical skills. Put them together and be prepared for a career in the media communications field. At Hennepin Tech, you'll cover everything from the basic concepts of dynamic visual media to specific skills you'll need on the job.

The new Animation & Motion Graphics Artist Degree will prepare you to create exciting animations for film, video, the web, and games. The Video Production Specialist Degree includes all aspects of video production including script writing, shooting/lighting, linear and non-linear editing. The Interactive Designer Degree focuses on the production of rich and interactive media for the web, e-Learning, mobile, and games using HTML5 technologies. The Media Producer certificate provides technical experience in the operation of media presentation and production equipment. When you start here, you'll be ready to design a successful career.

Program Information

Multi-term Registration Available!

Class Time: Day and Evening
Semester: Fall Semester or Spring Semester
Campus: Brooklyn Park Campus

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Skills Required

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency by passing the Macintosh or Windows evaluation before enrolling in program technical courses.


Wage and Job Outlook information for this program are available at CAREERwise.

Interactive Designers with good artistic design skills are in high demand by media producers, film and animation companies, production houses, government agencies, printing houses, ad agencies, educational institutions and businesses who are engaged in local and global communications with outside customers or company employees.

A Video Production Specialist has the potential for finding employment in the following areas: video production and animation houses, multimedia, CD and web development companies, law firms, training departments in large and mid-size corporations, hospitals, television broadcast and cable stations. Related positions can also be found in sales as account executives for production companies or equipment rental suppliers/vendors.

Animators and motion graphic artists are needed to work on video games, movie and television special effects, and interactive media. They are also needed to work on 3D animated movies. In addition, growth will occur due to an increasing need for computer graphics in the growing number of mobile technologies. Occupational titles include animator, motion graphics artist, special effects designer, effects artists, digital artist, media designer, media artist, 3D designer, 3D artist, 3D animator, and concept artist.

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