Audio/Video Production (AVP)

Audio/Video Production (AVP)

The Audio/Video Production program at Cincinnati State prepares students to create and manipulate digital audio, video, and graphic images.

Career destinations for AVP graduates include broadcast and cable television and other entertainment industries; Web and multimedia development companies; and media production departments in commercial, corporate, and industrial settings.

A significant number of courses required for the degree are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some of the required courses also are offered in the evening or on weekends.

For students seeking the Audio/Video Production degree, owning a laptop computer and a subscription to cloud-based software used in classes is strongly recommended. The AVP program chair can provide details and program-specific requirements.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. Job titles for graduates include video editor, sound designer, videographer, audio/video specialist, compositing artist, motion graphics designer, or production assistant.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit our Admissions Page

Audio/Video Production (AVP)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
MID 110Digital Media Concepts ( B) 223
MAT 120Technical Mathematics ( G) 223
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
AVP 100Introduction to Audio/ Video Production ( B) 414
ART 125Design Principles ( G) 233
Semester 2  
AVP 110Videography:Single Camera Production & Lighting ( T) 233
GRD 110Beginning 2D Graphics ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
AVP 130Audio: Editing & Mixing ( T) 233
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
Semester 3  
TC XXX Technical Communication Elective (T)  233
MID 190Career Preparation: Multimedia Information Design ( B) 202
MKT 115Marketing Research for Multimedia Professionals ( B) 303
GRD 210Applied 2D Graphics: Audio/Video Production ( T) 233
AVP 120Digital Video Editing ( T) 233
Semester 4  
AVP 230Audio: Production/Sound Design ( T) 233
AVP 220Video Editing and Compositing ( T) 233
AVP 210Videography- Multi Camera Production and Lighting ( T) 233
AVP 240Motion Graphics/ Compositing: After- Effects ( T) 233
Semester 5  
AVP XXX Co-op/Internship Elective (T)  1401
Semester 6  
XXX XXX AVP Elective 1 (T)  122
XXX XXX AVP Elective 2 (T)  1201
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Total Credits:  5110065

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Technical Communication Elective
TC 205Scriptwriting: Short Forms3
TC 210Scriptwriting: Long3
AVP Electives
AVP 192Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Audio/Video Production1
AVP 250Alternate Editing Platforms-Video2
AVP 255Advanced Lighting Techniques2
AVP 260Color Grading, Correction and Continunity2
AVP 265Video Compression- DVD Authoring2
AVP 270Alternate Editing Platforms- Audio2
AVP 275Advanced Audio Mixing- 5.1 Surround2
AVP 280Mulit Track Recording Techniques2
AVP 285AVP Independent Project3
AVP 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Audio/Video Production2
AVP 295Internship 2: Audio/Video Production2
GRD 2603D Visualization5
WEB 111Web Development 13
WEB 220Animated and Interactive Web Content3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any CRJ, ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC3
Co-op/Internship Elective
AVP 191Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Audio/Video Production1
AVP 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Audio/Video Production2
AVP 294Internship 1: Audio/Video Production2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

AVP Courses

AVP 100 Introduction to Audio/ Video Production
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 1 Lab Hour.

A course on foundation principles of videography and lighting, audio and sound design, and video editing and post production. Topics include: industry vocabulary, workflow, and professional practices.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 , or appropriate placement test scores
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AVP 110 Videography:Single Camera Production & Lighting
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on concepts and techniques for single camera video production. Topics include: industry terminology, pre-production and planning, camera types and formats, shot composition, and use of gripping and support equipment.
Prerequisites: AVP 100 and MID 110 and ART 125 (minimum grade C for all)
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AVP 120 Digital Video Editing
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on non-linear digital video editing, with additional focus on storytelling and production workflow. Topics include: session set up, media management and acquisition, basic editing techniques, and output and delivery.
Prerequisites: AVP 110 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 130 Audio: Editing & Mixing
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on concepts and techniques for digital audio editing and mixing using ProTools HD and LE systems. Topics include: session set-up, routing, signal flow, equalization, dynamics control, and delivery.
Prerequisites: AVP 100 and MID 110 and ART 125 (minimum grade C for all)
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AVP 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Audio/Video Production
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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AVP 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Audio/Video Production
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: AVP 191
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AVP 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Audio/Video Production
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: AVP 192
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AVP 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Audio/Video Production
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fourth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: AVP 193
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AVP 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Audio/Video Production
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fifth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: AVP 194
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AVP 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Audio/Video Production
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their sixth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: AVP 195
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AVP 198 First Year Special Topics in Audio/Video Production
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Audio/Video Production, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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AVP 199 First Year Independent Project in Audio/Video Production
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Audio/Video Production that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Audio/Video Production faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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AVP 210 Videography- Multi Camera Production and Lighting
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on concepts and techniques for multi camera video production. Topics include: industry terminology, pre-production and planning, camera types and formats, shot composition, and use of gripping and support equipment.
Prerequisites: AVP 110 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 220 Video Editing and Compositing
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on advanced concepts and techniques for video editing. Topics include: text and motion graphics, composting, color correction, keyframing, and multicamera editing and effects.
Prerequisites: AVP 120 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 230 Audio: Production/Sound Design
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on advanced concepts and techniques for audio production. Topics include: voice recording and direction, sound effects creation, music and editing, and mix-to-picture techniques.
Prerequisites: AVP 130 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 240 Motion Graphics/ Compositing: After- Effects
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on professional techniques for using Adobe After Effects in video post-production of movies and commercials.
Prerequisites: GRD 210 , GRD 215 , or GRD 220 (minimum grade C for all)
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AVP 250 Alternate Editing Platforms-Video
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on varieties of industry-standard software and hardware used for video editing.
Prerequisites: AVP 220 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 255 Advanced Lighting Techniques
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on advanced lighting techniques. Topics include: principles of electricity, color theory, and gripping and lighting for various digital media formats.
Prerequisites: AVP 210 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 260 Color Grading, Correction and Continunity
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques for color correction and color grading. Topics include: balance and continuity, and creating emotional and special effect.
Prerequisites: AVP 220 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 265 Video Compression- DVD Authoring
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques for video compression and DVD authoring. Topics include: past and current video file CODEC and format types, and file delivery and compatibility.
Prerequisites: AVP 220 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 270 Alternate Editing Platforms- Audio
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on varieties of industry-standard software and hardware used for audio editing.
Prerequisites: AVP 230 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 275 Advanced Audio Mixing- 5.1 Surround
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on advanced mix techniques using five-channel (5.1) surround sound. Topics include: bass management, recording for surround, and final output.
Prerequisites: AVP 230 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 280 Mulit Track Recording Techniques
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques for multi-track recording from pre-production through final mix. Topics include: session flow and management, microphone placement, and mixing techniques.
Prerequisites: AVP 230 (minimum grade C)
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AVP 285 AVP Independent Project
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Qualified students work individually or with an approved team from concept to completion on a media production project, and present the results to reviewers. Topic and outline must be presented to a jury of instructors, and approved prior to course registration. Students who do not successfully complete the course may make one additional attempt.
Prerequisites: Audio/Video Production Program Chair consent, and minimum 3.0 GPA
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Instructor Consent Required

AVP 290 Audio/Video Production Capstone
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Qualified students work in structured teams to develop audio and video deliverables for an external client, and present the results to reviewers. Activities include audience, client, and market analysis; and all phases of production including pre- and post. Students who do not successfully complete the course may make one additional attempt.
Prerequisites: Audio/Video Program Chair consent, and minimum 2.5 GPA
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Instructor Consent Required

AVP 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Audio/Video Production
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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AVP 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Audio/Video Production
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: AVP 291
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AVP 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Audio/Video Production
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: AVP 292
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AVP 294 Internship 1: Audio/Video Production
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: MID 190
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AVP 295 Internship 2: Audio/Video Production
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: AVP 294
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AVP 298 Second Year Special Topics in Audio/Video Production
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Audio/Video Production, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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AVP 299 Second Year Independent Project in Audio/Video Production
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Audio/Video Production that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Audio/Video Production faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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MID Courses

MID 110 Digital Media Concepts
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

An introduction to operating systems, software, hardware, and peripheral equipment used to create, revise, and produce content for multimedia products.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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MID 120 Drawing Fundamentals for Multimedia Information Design
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental drawing techniques used in multimedia fields. Topics include: sketching, 3-D drawing, conceptual drawing, and architectural drawing.
Prerequisites: None
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MID 125 Storyboarding
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamentals of storyboarding for video, animation, multimedia, and web. Topics include: traditional drawing and digital illustration, image acquisition and composition, shot framing and description, and industry standards for labeling.
Prerequisites: None
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MID 190 Career Preparation: Multimedia Information Design
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on career planning for students seeking employment in multimedia fields. Topics include: self assessment, career research, resume development, interview skills and job hunting strategies, and cooperative education policies and procedures.
Prerequisites: MID 110 and ART 125 , or AVP 100 (minimum grade C for all)
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor David Killen, BA
david.killen@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Professor Andrea (Andi) Feld, BA
andrea.feld@cincinnatistate.edu