It’s all about the visual – and you already know you have an eye. The key is finding and telling a story. That’s what you’ll learn.
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Video Audio Design
Program Number: 102061
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Arts, Design and Humanities
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
63 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    Video Audio Design focuses on multimedia, video, and web page production with an emphasis on media design.

    As a student in the Video Audio Design program, you will acquire skills in:

    • Pre-production and Storyboarding 
    • Video Production for Live Events
    • Video Editing
    • Production Management
    • Location and Studio Lighting 
    • Post-production Color Correction. 
    • Audio Engineering and Recording
    • Audio Post-production Editing.
    • Motion Design and 2-D Animation.
    • Compositing and Special Effects

    If you have a strong aptitude for problem-solving, storytelling, aesthetic judgment, and an interest in art as it interacts with technology, the Video Audio Design program at Madison College is for you. Your instructors have knowledge and experience across this creative field and develop courses that combine traditional and new media technology.

    Graduates of Madison College’s Video Audio Design program will participate in our bi-annual employer-attended portfolio show and enter the job market with a professional portfolio showing prospective employers the skills and capabilities acquired at Madison College.   

    Program Details

    Students in the Video Audio Design degree program at Madison College can attend full or part-time.

    Video Audio Design classes are offered at the Madison College Truax campus.


    Graduates from Madison College's Video Audio Design program find work throughout several large industries, including broadcast television, state agencies, entertainment, independent production companies, health care, and education.

    Prospective employers throughout Madison consider Madison College Video Audio Design graduates top candidates. Associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of visual communications, including:

    • Multimedia Design
    • Interactive Design
    • Webpage Design
    • Video Production
    • Computer Animation
    • Display Design
    • Media Design/Production
    • 3-D Design


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  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    2 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Fourth Semester
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Recommended Electives:
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Summer 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is June 15, 2024

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion

    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school  transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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  • Transfer Opportunities

    Wisconsin Private Schools

    Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
    Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership

    Out-of-State Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement.
  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Video Audio Design associate degree at Madison College, you will be able to:

    • Apply the principles of design and storytelling to develop media products and services.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of media software, tools and technology.
    • Implement creative solutions from concept through completion.
    • Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings.
    • Implement project management skills to meet customer and market demands.
    • Apply effective and ethical business practices.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates15
      Number of Surveys Sent15
      Number of Surveys Returned6
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment4
      Percent Available for Employment66.7%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market33.3%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed2
      Percent of Graduates Employed50.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation2
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%
      Employed - No Response0
      Percent Employed - No Response0.0%
      Seeking Employment2
      Percent Seeking Employment50.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3
      Number of Satisfaction Responses6
      Very Satisfied (4)0
      Percent Very Satisfied0.0%
      Satisfied (3)6
      Percent Satisfied100.0%
      Unsatisfied (2)0
      Percent Unsatisfied0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses6
      Preparation for Getting a Job
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest
      Percent Personal Interest
      Percent Other0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses2
      Before Enrollment0
      Percent Before Enrollment0.0%
      While Attending the College1
      Percent While Attending the College50.0%
      After Training at the College1
      Percent After Training at the College50.0%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses2
      In College District2
      Percent In College District100.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District0
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown0
      Percent Location Unknown0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend2023
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count1
      Average Monthly Wage$3,870
      Average Hourly Wage$22.50
      Average Work Hours per Week40.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
      Average Hourly Wage$15.45
      Average Work Hours per Week4.0
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2023
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      The Evoke AgencyJunior Videographer
      Village of Cottage GroveCable/Digital Communications CoordinatorCottage Grove

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