Engineering and Media Technologies
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Video Production Technology

Green screen studio with 2 students being filmed by 3 others students with video cameras.Video Production Technology at Pellissippi State equips students for a career in digital storytelling. Students learn techniques in all phases of production from script writing, and budgeting to shooting and editing. The VPT curriculum offers a well-rounded introduction to TV and film production with the ability to concentrate in specialized areas such as shooting, editing, motion graphics, 3D design and audio production. Industry conventions and workflows are taught while students use state-of-the-art software applications like Photoshop, Avid, the Final Cut Pro Suite, Pro Tools, After Effects, Cinema 4D, and others. Our instructors include experienced professionals who have content appearing on HGTV, Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel and other cable networks. These instructors offer first-hand insight into the current state of the industry and teach students professional practices and workflows. Students are encouraged to take media electives in other program areas like web design, photography and graphic design.

An understanding of media convergence and the ability to create in this environment equips our students with skills in multiple disciplines and helps to ensure employment. The Video Production Technology program offers condensed, but intensive hands-on experience with industry standard equipment and processes. Students learn to work in a broadcast studio and on location. They use commercially popular digital equipment and learn workflows for producing media in high and standard definition, audio, motion graphics and more. Students are offered basic and advanced training in script writing, audio recording and mixing, electronic cinematography and lighting, producing, directing, budgeting, graphics, animation, web media, editing and many software applications. The Video Production Technology program, guided by working professionals, is designed to prepare students to enter the job market. Graduates will be able to apply their skills in many areas of the telecommunications industry, including broadcast, cable, satellite, corporate, educational and commercial production.


Careers In Video Production Technology

  • Animator / General Media Specialist
  • Producer / Production Assistant
  • Sound Designer / Video Editor
  • Videographer / Writer
  • Motion Graphics Specialist


Media Technologies/Video Production Technology Concentration, A.A.S.