Certificates

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?

Take a look at the Certificate choices below to see which one is right for you. If you’re paying out of pocket for your training, tuition is due before your first class starts. If you are leveraging government funding, the paperwork will need to be in place before you start training. When you click ENROLL you are taken to a short form to fill out and you’ll also need to book a short consultation with our Advanced Training staff. This will give you a chance to ask questions, glean vital information about how to start your Certificate and complete it successfully, and plan out a timeline.

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? 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.

  • Intermediate Video Postproduction: Video Postproduction Full Certificate

    Become a video editor

    The Postproduction Full Certificate is for people who understand storytelling basics and happily embrace new technologies. In this series of online classes taught by expert instructors, you’ll develop the skills to use image and sound to create an emotional response from viewers, tell an unforgettable story and organize messaging in a powerful way. Get baseline practical knowledge to land a job as an editor, assistant editor or postproduction supervisor. Learn the industry tips and workflows of Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve, as well as the basics of audio postproduction, color correction and dip your motion graphic toes into Adobe After Effects. Editors that can deliver motion graphics along with video editing know how to effectively explain a process, an idea or simply add interest to the story. Video editors earn $300 – $750/day and would rather work in a darkened room hour after hour than schmooze with VIPs at the beach. Includes BAVC Media membership for one year.

    Included Courses:

    Take a deep dive into the best free video editing platform around – hands down!

    Learn the fundamentals of color correction and color grading in a live, interactive course!

    Learn high-end video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC‎. With an ever-expanding feature set, Premiere is better than ever. Come see what the buzz is about!

    Get trained in the more advanced features of Premiere Pro as well as its integration with the rest of Adobe Creative Suite.

    Learn about the art and language of film editing.

    Quality sound is at least 50% of the viewing experience for your audience. Start improving your audio now!

    Continue your exploration of audio mixing and sweetening for video and film using Adobe Audition CC!

    Create captivating visual effects for video, television, and the web.

    From ingesting footage into a computer to the output of a finished product, this class gives students the opportunity to learn each individual phase of organizing, editing and completing their film and video projects.

     

    $3,790.00 | 136 hours total

  • Intermediate Video Production Full Certificate

    Learn to produce your own video content

    From personal projects to sports events to movie making to advertising messaging, video has found its way to the top of the mountain. Because technology is constantly evolving, it’s essential to bone up on the latest gear and learn how to shoot creative footage–even if you’re using a smartphone out in the field. This Certificate will help you learn skills you can apply towards becoming a professional videographer, director of photography (DP), crew member, producer or associate producer. You can freelance or land a job at an ad agency, nonprofit or boutique content studio, where video is used to move the messaging. People who do well in video production have seemingly tireless energy, enjoy collaboration, and are natural storytellers. Brush up on skills in pre-production, production and postproduction and learn how to make a portfolio that stands out in the job market. Includes BAVC Media membership for one year.

    Included Courses:

    Learn how to plan and shoot in a 2-day intensive shooting course.

    Learn advanced video production techniques to take your skills to the next level.

    Add depth, contrast and a more professional look to your video projects with lighting!

    Your video projects will sing when you learn to capture better sound in the studio or out in the field!

    This class will show you the best workflow practices, and prepare you to both ask the tough questions and get your interviewees to share their deepest thoughts and feelings on camera.

    Learn high-end video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC‎. With an ever-expanding feature set, Premiere is better than ever. Come see what the buzz is about!
    Take a deep dive into the best free video editing platform around – hands down!

    Learn about the art and language of film editing.

    From ingesting footage into a computer to the output of a finished product, this class gives students the opportunity to learn each individual phase of organizing, editing and completing their film and video projects.

     

    $3,000.00 | 104 hours total

Fast Track Certificates

Fast Track Certificates are great for targeting specific skill sets in a short amount of time. They take one-to-three months to complete and are composed of approximately 48-60 hours of online training. Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable and you pick the start date.

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.

  • Beginning Multimedia: After Effects Fast Track

    Take your postproduction (or animation) 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. You’ll learn the building blocks of effective storytelling that will wow your audience, create intriguing explainer videos, supercharge a presentation, enhance lower-thirds in your documentary and animate key messaging. Video editors can increase their marketability with motion graphics and After Effects integrates beautifully with Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer and other editing platforms. Includes BAVC Media membership for one year. Prerequisites: beginning level Adobe Photoshop skills (or pass BAVC’s Photoshop assessment) with a basic understanding of typography and color theory.

    Included Courses:

    Create captivating visual effects for video, television, and the web.

    Delve even deeper into the amazing power of Adobe After Effects!

    Unleash the power of AE’s compositing tools!

    Streamline your motion design work processes to have more time for creativity!

     

    $2,055.00 | 56 hours total

  • Beginning Video Postproduction: Editor Fast Track

    Learn to professionally edit using industry standard software

    You’ve got awesome footage and now you can craft a compelling message or story from it by employing all the tips, tricks and best practices of video editing. You’ll learn Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, audio post-production, the aesthetics of editing, and color correction. Online, you will receive best practices and expert advice from your personal instructors. Students should download DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro (trial versions are ok) on their computers to get the most from this Certificate. Includes BAVC Media membership for one year.

    Included Courses:

    Learn high-end video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC‎. With an ever-expanding feature set, Premiere is better than ever. Come see what the buzz is about!

    Take a deep dive into the best free video editing platform around – hands down!

    Learn the fundamentals of color correction and color grading in a live, interactive course!

    Quality sound is at least 50% of the viewing experience for your audience. Start improving your audio now!

    Learn about the art and language of film editing.

     

    $2,270.00 | 64 hours total

  • Beginning Video Production: Producer/Editor Fast Track

    Shoot. Produce. Edit. Get the whole package.

    Jump into the movie-making process quickly with these hand-picked classes designed to get you shooting, producing, and editing straight away. We provide all the equipment for in-person classes only so if you’re earning this Certificate online, you’ll need to gather the gear yourself. A list of recommended equipment will be provided when you virtually meet with our training staff prior to beginning your training. Be prepared to put your ideas to video — the moving image is powerful and the more you shoot and edit, the more proficient you will become. Includes BAVC Media membership for one year.

    Included Courses:

    Learn how to plan and shoot in a 2-day intensive shooting course.

    Add depth, contrast and a more professional look to your video projects with lighting!

    Your video projects will sing when you learn to capture better sound in the studio or out in the field!

    Quality sound is at least 50% of the viewing experience for your audience. Start improving your audio now!

    Learn high-end video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC‎. With an ever-expanding feature set, Premiere is better than ever. Come see what the buzz is about!
    Take a deep dive into the best free video editing platform around – hands down!

    Learn about the art and language of film editing.

     

    $2,210.00 | 64 hours total