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Multimedia Video Production

Course Information

Course Description: This program is designed to benefit students to explore the possibility of a career in the professional world of electronic media.  Students will have an opportunity to develop the necessary skills and competencies for creating multimedia and video production. While designed as a two-year program, students are welcome to enroll at KACC for one year.

The video skills can be used for:


  • Promotions
  • Yearbook
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Commercial Productions
  • Cable Viewing
  • Podcasting
  • Webcasting


A variety of professional skills utilized in the multimedia profession taught include:


  • Video Camera Techniques
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Digital Signage
  • Trade Standards
  • Work Flow
  • Script Writing
  • Story Boarding                                  
  • Effective Lighting
  • Audio
  • Directing
  • Production Responsibilities
  • Computer Generated graphics
  • Animation
  • Special Effects



Students will understand how personal skill development affects their employability. They will exhibit positive attitudes, self-confidence, honesty, perseverance, self-discipline, and personal hygiene. They will manage time and balance priorities as well as demonstrate a capacity for lifelong learning.


Students will understand key concepts in group dynamics, conflict resolution, and negotiation. They will work cooperatively, share responsibilities, accept supervision, and assume leadership roles. They will demonstrate cooperative working relationships across gender and cultural groups.

Students will also develop and better understand:

  • Critical thinking skills, logical reasoning, and problem solving. They will apply numerical estimation, measurement, and calculation, as appropriate. They will recognize problem situations; identify, locate and organize needed information or data; and propose, evaluate, and select from alternative solutions.
  • Principles of effective communication. They will communicate both orally and in writing. They will listen attentively and follow instructions, requesting clarification or additional information as needed.
  • Occupational safety issues including the avoidance of physical hazards in the work environment. They will operate equipment safely so as not to endanger themselves or others. They will demonstrate proper handling of hazardous materials.
  • Career paths and strategies for obtaining employment within their chosen fields. They will assume responsibility for professional growth. They will understand and promote the role of their field within a productive society, including the purposes of professional organizations.
  • How to adapt to changing technology by identifying, learning, and applying new skills to improve job performance. They will effectively employ technologies relevant to their fields.
  • Complex inter-relationships of systems.

Students will gain a better understanding of systems and learn know how social, organizational, and technological systems work and operate effectively together.

Students learn to monitor and correct performance, how to distinguish trends, predict impacts on system operations, and diagnose systems’ performance and correct malfunctions.

 Over the course of two years in this program, students will understand all aspects of the industry to include: planning, management, and finance; technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology; copyright laws, labor, community, health, and environmental issues as well as scouting and locking down locations.

Content is designed specifically to prepare students or entry-level employment and for college and university success.

General Competencies include:


  • Workplace skills for success in video productions
  • Overview of multimedia/video production process
  • Camera operation and control
  • Composition and graphics
  • Lighting for video
  • Audio for video production
  • Video recording
  • Scouting and locking down locations
  • Proper releases
  • Producing and directing
  • Legal and ethical issues in video productions
  • Broadcast careers and a vocational multimedia/video production
  • Developing special projects
  • Copyright laws
  • Sponsorships, advertisements
  • Business relations


Expected Student Proficiencies:
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate proficiencies in the following identified areas:


  • Development of multimedia and video productions
  • Creating school-wide promotional segments
  • Creating video yearbooks
  • Creating classroom presentations
  • Creating special projects using DVD/ digital presentations
  • Web-based distribution


Students will be introduced to selected standards.

  • Career preparation standards
  • You Stream, Web casting, set-up live stream, creating future rigs, 3-D rigs, live shows, IT knowledge of video workflow.
  • Multimedia/video production standards

Professional Certification:
           Adobe Certification

Additional Recommended/Optional Items:
          Articulation: None Currently  

Instructional Strategies:
Students will engage in a variety of activities, which balance direct instruction with project work. Students will attend lectures, complete labs, become involved with professional mentors, complete real-world projects, and make presentations demonstrating understanding of key concepts and the research process. Various methods of instruction will be used including:



  • Direct Instruction
  • Independent homework
  • Group interaction
  • Guest Speakers
  • Team building exercises
  • Field trips
  • Class projects


Student evaluation is based on selected methods.


  • Teacher developed tests
  • Special projects
  • Performance
  • List of complete tasks
  • Portfolio
  • Acceptable employee behavior
  • Employer evaluation



Instructional Materials:
Instructional material will include:

textbooks, supplemental material, and business research on the Internet and actual community classroom experience.

Software & Books

Current Industrial Software Tools for special effects, video and sound.

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Kankakee Area Career Center4083 N 1000 W Road

PO Box 570Bourbonnais, IL 60914

815-939-4971Fax: 815-939-7598

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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