Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

GRC 181: Digital Video I

General Information

  • Name: Digital Video I
  • Discipline: Graphic Communications (GRC)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: GRC 119 or consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces the basic principles and practices of digital video production. Covers every phase of introductory digital video pre-production, production and post-production processes from idea to final output including: story and concept development, lighting, recording and capturing footage, importing and managing clips, editing methods and creating transitions, special effects, titles and credits, sound design and output to different formats.

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

Upon course completion, the student will acquire and understanding of:

  • Have a basic understanding of digital video pre-production, production and post-production techniques.
  • Use a variety of techniques and processes to communicate ideas through video as an expressive medium.
  • Have a basic understanding of, and a capability to use, computer hardware and software employed in digital video and audio production and post-production.
  • Be able to perform basic non-linear digital video editing, create basic special effects for video and create title and screen credit sequences.
  • Have a basic understanding of sound design (music and effects) for video.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Communications will provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the graphic communications field. The degree will meet educational criteria for employment and prepare the student for possible transfer to other colleges and universities to meet higher educational and professional goals.

Upon completion of this course, it is expected that students will have:

  • Improved problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills.
  • Developed effective and efficient learning skills, including the location and evaluation of information.
  • Gained an understanding of the fine arts.
  • Researched design problems.
  • Demonstrated technical skills.
  • Implemented design concepts.
  • Worked collaboratively.
  • Performed successful presentations.


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