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Interactive Design & Video Production program overview

Creativity. Technical skills. Put them together and be prepared for a career in the media communications field. At HTC, 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 scriptwriting, 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

  • Class Time: Day and Evening
  • Semester: Fall 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.

job Outlook

Animator & Multi-Media Artist

Most of the growth in this occupation will occur in the movie and video industries. Animators and artists are needed to work on video games, and movie and television special effects. 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.

Competition for jobs will be strong. This is especially true in the movie and video industry. The number of people who apply for openings is usually greater than the number of jobs available.

About 60 percent of animators and multi-media artists are self-employed.

Film & Video Editors

This occupation is attractive to many people because of its perceived glamour. Thus there will be a lot of competition for jobs.  American films are in demand all over the world, so film companies will continue to produce as many films as possible.  In addition, cable television stations are also creating their own movies.  Both of these factors should contribute to a need for film and video editors. 

Current job outlook information obtained from

Possible job titles include: Designer, Developer, Producer, Editor, Production Assistant, Grip, Animator, Multimedia Artist, Interactive Designer, Front End Designer, UI Designer, UX Designer

Employment Outlook Disclosures:

Awards and Certifications


Industry partners

The IDVP Advisory Board is composed of members representing a diverse cross-section of industry. Board members work for agencies, post-prodution houses, corporations, e-Learning companies, television stations, and more.

  • John McHugh (Chair) CTV Coordinator - City of St. Louis Park
  • Bob French Interactive Media Producer -Master Communications Group
  • Josh Udvig CTN Studios - Coon Rapids
  • Justin Tholl Editor, Colle + McVoy
  • Mary Babcock Hennepin Technical College - Counseling Advisor
  • Tim Moore IDVP Adjunct Faculty and College Lab Assistant
  • Harrison Reeder Urban Mountain Media
  • Todd Randall Kare 11
  • Kassy Langum Director/ Producer at Standby Productions
  • Ken Chang Creative Monkey in Stealth Mode at A. J. monkey
  • Matt Givand Group Creative Director at BI Worldwide
  • Sam Henderson Producer - Everfire Group
  • Steve Ferkingstad Technology Integration Consultant at ADP Dealer Services
  • Rich Oxley IDVP Faculty
  • John McCaffrey IDVP Faculty
  • Shawn Crossen IDVP College Lab Assistant

Accreditation and Affiliations

Hennepin Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2003, HTC became a member of the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program.

Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission provides assurance to the public, in particular to prospective students, that an organization has been found to meet the agency's clearly stated requirements and criteria and that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it will continue to meet them.

IDVP students have collaborated with the following:

Buffalo Wild Wings
Minnesota Department of Corrections
The Anoka County Historical Society
CenterPoint Energy
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center
Achieve Services Inc.
Soulvation musical group
Orchard House Musical group
Michael Shynes musical artist
Hydro Engineering
The Friends of Wasioja
Can-Do Canines
Maple Grove DARE Program
Opportunity Partners
Rotary Club of Fridley
North Memorial Hospital


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