• Integrated Media: Video Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Integrated Media’s Video program offers a comprehensive aesthetic and technical foundation in all aspects of narrative and documentary digital film-making by balancing theory with hands-on production classes. A sequence of team-based production classes which include collaboration with students from other integrated media disciplines, offers multiple opportunities to explore narrative, documentary, commercial, industrial and music video formats.

    Graduates work in a wide range of industry production and post-production positions. Entry-level jobs include camera assistant, digital image tech (DIT ), grip, gaffer, boom operator, production assistant and assistant editor. There are many broadcast stations, mobile sports and independent production companies working in the Pacific Northwest: Pacific Camera & Crewing, Picture This Productions, Laika Entertainment and Funnel Box; television series like Grimm and Portlandia, as well as feature and independent films, are all are produced in the Portland area. These companies provide valuable credited internship opportunities for our students and employment opportunities for our graduates.

    MHCC’s facilities feature professional production studios, high-definition equipment and Mac-based editing and audio labs.

    *REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students accepted into the Video option will need to own open or semi-open back headphones. ($80 - $150 for a professional-level model)

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Collaborate effectively with others
    • Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing technology
    • Use effective oral and written communication
    • Access and analyze information
    • Demonstrate curiosity and imagination

    Admission Requirements

    The Integrated Media: Video program is an open-entry program beginning in fall term only. Prospective students are admitted on a space available basis after academic criteria has been met.

    Students must have a current record on file and meet the minimum proficiency level in reading, writing and mathematics. Proficiency can be satisfied by placement into MTH060, WR115 and RD115 on the MHCC College Placement Test (CPT) or by completion of MTH020, WR090 and RD090 (or equivalent transfer courses demonstrated through official transcripts on file at MHCC).

    Call 503-491-7678 for information about taking the College Placement Test.

    Enrollment

    Students can simply register on a first come, first served basis for fall term in mid April when the open registration period begins. Wait lists will be established as the courses fill to capacity.

    Requirement for Continuing into Winter Term

    Students must have the consent of their faculty program adviser and meet the proficiencies of their fall program classes to continue into the second term of Integrated Media courses. Students will be provided with clear performance expectations when classes start in September.

    For more information, please contact an Integrated Media faculty adviser or visit Integrated Media.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM120 Computers and File Management
    1
    IM122 Basic Image Editing
    1
    IM123 Basic Sound Editing
    1
    IM124 Basic Non-Linear Editing
    1
    IM125 Basic Page Layout 4
    1
    IM178 Integrated Media Overview
    4
    TV150 Fundamentals of Digital Video
    5
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    18
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM185 Media Writing
    4
    TV151 Digital Filmmaking
    5
    TV165 Nonfiction Filmmaking
    5
    14
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM190 Web Basics
    4
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1
    4
    TV152 Production Management
    5
    TV160 Screenwriting
    5
    18
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM270 Project Development
    4
    J100 Media Professions
    2
    J101 Grammar for Communicators
    2
    TV250 Advanced Digital Filmmaking
    5
    Human Relations requirement‡
    3-4
    16-17
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM271 The Creative Pitch
    4
    IM282 Integrated Focus2
    4
    TV251 Non-linear Editing
    5
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    16
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM272 Integrated Media Projects or
    WE280IM_ Cooperative Education Internship3
    4
    IM290 Integrated Media Portfolio
    4
    TV253 Digital Media Distribution
    5
    13
    Total Credits 95-96

    1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    2Students may select any combination of IM282 courses to total four credits.
    3Any combination of WE280IMA, WE280IMB, WE280IMC or WE280IMD to total four credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.
    4IM121 will be accepted in place of IM125

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.