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Editing

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Editing is designed for students who plan to enter the field of Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Post-Production. Students learn theory in motion picture, television and media production and editing. They apply that knowledge by producing a variety of projects using both linear and non-linear post-production systems as well as computer-based video compositing and title animation technology. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production degree is also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Editing (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5981
Total Credits Required
41
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective term
Fall 2020
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Produce cinematic works using film and digital media tools and technologies according to industry standards.
  2. Apply principles of story, cinematography, and editing theory in the post-production of cinematic works.
  3. Apply principles of historical and current film genres, styles, and movements in the post-production of cinematic works.
  4. Apply knowledge of industry roles and techniques for the post-production of cinematic works.
  5. Demonstrate collaboration and inclusivity to promote an ethical and diverse work environment.
  6. Demonstrate qualifications and experience as a post-production professional in a portfolio of work.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Stage, Motion Picture, Television, and Radio Directors

$55,635

Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators

$46,432

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT100 Introduction to Production 3
FMT107 Career Pathways in the Media Critical course Gateway course HU 3
FMT121 Story Theory for Film, Television and Media Critical course 3
HUM/THF205 Introduction to Cinema HU 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT134 16mm Film Workshop: Pre-Production 3
FMT135 16mm Film Workshop: Production 3
FMT136 16mm Film Workshop: Post-Production 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT/MTC120 Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video 3
FMT241 AVID Media Composer Editing 4
FMT243 Introduction to Video Compositing and Title Animation 4
FMT280 The Art of Editing 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT242 Professional Portfolio for Film, TV, and Media 2
FMT283 Advanced Non-Linear Editing Techniques 4

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT100 Introduction to Production 3
FMT121 Story Theory for Film, Television and Media Critical course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT107 Career Pathways in the Media Critical course Gateway course HU 3
HUM/THF205 Introduction to Cinema HU 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT134 16mm Film Workshop: Pre-Production 3
FMT135 16mm Film Workshop: Production 3
FMT136 16mm Film Workshop: Post-Production 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT/MTC120 Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video 3
FMT241 AVID Media Composer Editing 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT243 Introduction to Video Compositing and Title Animation 4
FMT280 The Art of Editing 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT242 Professional Portfolio for Film, TV, and Media 2
FMT283 Advanced Non-Linear Editing Techniques 4
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Editing (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=149212).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021