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Certificates

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Certificates are the ideal way to get a truly personalized education at BAVC Media: we listen to your goals, assess your needs, and provide a tailored pathway to success. In addition to our career support services, our small class sizes offer opportunities for one-on-one attention from instructors. You’ll emerge with the technical skills and a rebooted professional network of fellow BAVC Media members to make you truly competitive.

Why get a certificate?

The U.S. Department of Labor, the State of California and leading employers all recognize BAVC Media certificate holders as having had comprehensive training in their selected field. BAVC Media Certificate students land new jobs, receive salary increases, start their own businesses and cultivate lifelong collaborators.

What if I am unemployed?

If you were recently laid off, check with the unemployment office to see if you qualify for a training stipend. Often this can cover the full cost of your certificate. More info here.

Ready to get started?

Please take a look at the certificates below to see which one is right for you. Click the enroll button to complete the inquiry form. This info is needed to book a 30-minute video consultation with our Advanced Training Manager, Keith Battle. This initial consultation will give you vital information about how to start your certificate and complete it successfully. If you’re currently receiving unemployment benefits, we’ll go over the process for securing a training stipend and set next steps.

Current Certificates

Certificates are approximately 148 hours of training in BAVC Media classes and require four-six months to complete (online from anywhere or in-person in the Bay Area). Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable, and you pick the start date of your training.

Recently laid off? Deductions from your past paychecks may cover cost training to help you pivot to a new career or level up your skills.

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Web Design Full Certificate: Digital Marketing

Become a Social Media Manager with BAVC Media’s Digital Marketing Certification

Sometimes just referred to as “social,” digital marketing is the modern day solution for reaching an audience. Buzzwords like conversions, engagement, organic content, analytics, and SEO point to the fact that Madison Avenue can no longer dictate what consumers should buy – instead, it’s a bottom-up world, where word-of-mouth (or a tweet) is king. Learn how to employ effective SEO, shoot and edit video for social marketing, publish a WordPress site, analyze your web site traffic, and code with basic HTML. You can learn how to build a brand on all the important social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn, SMS Instagram. Digital Marketing Managers earn anywhere from $68K – $130K. If you’re savvy, up on the latest trends, and willing to roll up your sleeves to play ball with the Google bots, this Certificate is your key to a career in social media marketing.

$3,085.00 | 88 hours total

Enroll

Intermediate Video Production Full Certificate

Learn to produce your own video content

According to Cisco, video will make up 80% of internet content by 2021. If you’re tasked with moving a message forward, dreaming of creating your own movie, looking to make your web site more compelling or you’re simply a visual storyteller, it’s time to learn video production for reals. With online classes taught by Bay Area video professionals, BAVC Media’s Video Production Certificate will help you learn skills you can apply towards becoming a professional videographer, Director of Photography (DP), crew member, Producer or Associate Editor. You can freelance or land a job at an ad agency, nonprofit or for any employer who wants to bring more video into the mix. We’ll even teach you how to fly a drone! People who do well in video production have tireless energy, enjoy collaboration, and are natural storytellers. Brush up on skills in pre-production, production and post-production and learn how to make yourself stand out in the job market.

$3,600.00 | 104 hours total

Enroll

Beginning Digital Post Production: Video Post Production Full Certificate

Become a video editor

BAVC Media’s Video Post-production Certificate is for people who understand storytelling basics and embrace new technologies. In this series of online classes taught by expert Bay Area instructors, you’ll develop your aesthetic taste as well as your baseline practical knowledge to land a job as an Editor, Assistant Editor or Post Production Supervisor. Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere as well as the basics of Audio Postproduction, Color Correction and Adobe After Effects.

$4,955.00 | 136 hours total

Enroll

Fast Track Certificates

Fast Track certificates are great for targeting specific skill sets in a short amount of time. They take one-to-two months to complete and are composed of approximately 48-60 hours of BAVC Media classes (online from anywhere or in-person in the Bay Area). Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable, and you pick the start date.

Recently laid off? Deductions from your past paychecks may cover cost training to help you pivot to a new career or level up your skills.

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Web Design: Design Primer Fast Track

Start designing and building websites today!

Want to learn UX or web design on the fly? Start with these employer-prescribed building blocks: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and HTML5. Get in, get out, get building. Includes one year membership at BAVC Media.

$2,210.00 | 64 hours total

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Intermediate Multimedia: After Effects Fast Track

Take your post-production (or graphic design) skills to the next level with Adobe After Effects

Up your game with this straight-forward introduction to motion graphics and visual effects using Adobe After Effects. Through these four classes, you’ll learn the building blocks of motion graphics to complete your skill set. Video editors can increase their hire-ability by knowing how to use Adobe After Effects and how it integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, and Apple Final Cut Pro. One year BAVC Media membership included. Prerequisites: Photoshop: Introduction (or pass the Photoshop assessment) Core Classes: After Effects: Intermediate After Effects: Introduction Motion Graphic Design: Workflow After Effects: Compositing

$2,055.00 | 56 hours total

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Beginning Video Production: Producer/Editor Fast Track

Make your own videos from start to finish

Jump into the movie-making business quickly with these five classes designed to get you shooting, producing and editing now. While we normally (pre-COVID-19) provide all the equipment, we’re delivering this Certificate online so you’ll need to gather the equipment yourself. A list of recommended equipment will be provided when you meet with our Advanced Training Manager prior to beginning this Certificate. Includes BAVC Media membership for one year.

$2,210.00 | 64 hours total

Enroll

Beginning Multimedia: Digital Marketing Fast Track

Earn a Digital Marketing Certificate Online

Enroll in this Digital Marketing Fast Track certificate program if you want to learn social media marketing wrapped in a perfect combo of analytical, creative and optimization skills. We’ll help you get the word out and we daresay you’ll have fun in the process! Includes one year BAVC Media membership.

$1,710.00 | 48 hours total

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Beginning Digital Post Production: Editor Fast Track

Learning to professionally edit videos from anywhere

If you really want to know what folks mean when they say “fix it post” enroll in the Editor Fast Track. You’ll learn Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, audio postproduction, aesthetics of editing and color correction, all online with personalized instruction from expert teachers. Includes a BAVC Media membership for one year.

$2,270.00 | 64 hours total

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