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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Narrative Video Production Diploma

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Total Credits: 48

Major Number: 5943
CIP Code: 50.0602

Program Description

Write your own hero story. Become a video producer in the Narrative Video Production Degree program. Story guides production decisions and in this degree you will realize the value of storytelling, planning, shooting, editing, and visual effects as you create narrative films, news stories, and documentaries; as well as marketing, instructional, and promotional pieces.

  • Tell amazing stories by developing and producing creative films and videos for real-world clients
  • Use cutting-edge professional camera gear, hardware, and software while crafting an impressive portfolio
  • Attain hands-on expertise in visual communications working individually and with imaginative peers

This program is part of the Visual Communications Careers area and is designed to provide you with the skills you need to enter a career upon completion. Although the Diploma is not designed for transfer to a four-year school, your general education course typically will transfer. Some of your career-oriented courses may also transfer to specific majors at certain schools through the petition process.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 41

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 4

MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements

Any MnTC course(s) numbered 1000 or above  Credits: 3

Total Credits: 3

Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. Articulation agreements exist with Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, and Minnesota State University - Moorhead.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • demonstrate industry standard effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • generate communication solutions for business needs.
  • demonstrate proficiency with technology in the area of filmmaking and video production.
  • prepare and demonstrate a portfolio at the annual Program Portfolio Show.

Program Contact Information

Mike Eddy 651.779.5530 Room 2404 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


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