The post-baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Media Production Technology is designed to train and exposes students to the specific technologies associated with audio and visual production and connect graduates with employment opportunities.
AMPT is a hands-on, project-based program that brings disciplined craftsmanship together with innovative technology to help students define and drive dialogue on the future of sound, sight and motion design. Students learn from working industry professionals in the VCUarts state-of-the-art audio/visual production facility and are encouraged to approach the development of digital media with a cross-disciplinary, entrepreneurial spirit and to apply information and communications technology in novel ways.
Students entering new media industries, such as gaming or post-production, must master the specific artistic demands and technologies of the trade and AMPT is designed to give them the training and exposure they need. Students must also have an understanding and a reasonable amount of experience with a wide variety of disciplines including, script and story development, digital video camera and acquisition technology, audio production, audio postproduction, video editing, digital photography, 2D animation, 3D animation, compositing and basic live film production. AMPT provides this broad base of skills while requiring students to concentrate on one of three professional areas: audio production, digital cinema production or post-production. Upon certification, students will have a proficiency in audio for gaming, motion graphics, music production, light and sound design, and digital cinema and video editing.