Digital Video

Program: DVID
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie


Digital video has become a specialized service within the photography profession. Students in this program build on previously gained digital photography and imaging abilities and experience, adding industry standard skills and expertise applicable to planning, capturing, and editing digital video. Students also assess client needs for video products and focus on realistic solutions that will be aesthetic, marketable, and polished. This program covers pre-production, video capture, sound, editing, video aesthetics, and relevant business practices.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as videographers, assistants, or technicians within the photography and video industry. They will have the technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to use video in industries related to photojournalism, events, travel and tourism, public relations, online advertising, fine art, and more. Business and technical skills will also provide graduates a variety of opportunities in the video wholesale and retail sales sector.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • capture professional quality digital video using a variety of techniques and equipment in order to meet the needs of the client;
  • edit digital video using industry standard software to produce a high quality finished product;
  • capture and edit sound as required for the development of professional quality video;
  • integrate the aesthetic principles of design and motion graphics within the planning, production, and editing of digital video;
  • evaluate digital video projects in terms of their aesthetic merit, technical competence and profitability;
  • output digital video for a variety of sources including formatting videos for contemporary online uses and distribution;
  • integrate the newest technologies being used in digital photography and video through a focus on ongoing professional development;
  • perform routine maintenance and upkeep of digital video equipment and files including colour calibration as well as professional archival of digital assets;
  • produce a portfolio of digital video projects which highlights innovation and technical acumen while also showcasing new products for potential clients;
  • evaluate projects to determine their potential and relevant needs in terms of video production;
  • analyze project parameters in order to determine requirements related to the rights of people, applicable legislation, health and safety, and other ethical/legal concerns;
  • incorporate digital video practices into the business plans, marketing, and the general workflow (including contracts, estimates, and budgeting) of a photography venture;
  • incorporate interpersonal skills, technical abilities, business practices, and innovative thinking into the development of entrepreneurial activities with digital video;
  • apply the work practices related digital video in environmentally responsible and sustainable ways that are beneficial to the community.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018

Admission Requirements

  • Post secondary diploma or degree in photography (including a background in digital photography).

Applicants who do not have the above requirements may be considered upon submission of a portfolio and resume showing evidence of creative ability, digital photography and imaging skills, and industry experience.

Graduation Requirements

11 Mandatory Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.


Mandatory Courses
DVID 1000Digital Video Pre-Production
DVID 1001Video Production
DVID 1002Post-Production Techniques
DVID 1003Lighting for Video
DVID 1004Sound Capture and Editing
DVID 1005Aesthetics of Video and Motion
DVID 1006Special Effects
DVID 1007Advanced Video Production
DVID 1008Advanced Post-Production Techniques
DVID 1009Trends and Issues: Video
DVID 1010Portfolio Development: Video

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