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.
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
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 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 SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterFourth SemesterRecommended Electives:
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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.
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- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024
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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.
- 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.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
Wisconsin Private SchoolsStudent 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.Students who complete the visual communications program can transfer up to 64 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.
Out-of-State SchoolsStudents 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. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
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 Report Summary Overview
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 11 11 14 Number of Surveys Sent 11 11 14 Number of Surveys Returned 9 7 9 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 9 6 8 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 85.70% 88.90% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 14.30% 11.10% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 3 4 6 Percent of Graduates Employed 33.30% 66.70% 75.00% Employed in Related Occupation 1 3 5 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 33.30% 75.00% 83.30% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 1 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 66.70% 25.00% 16.70% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 6 2 2 Percent Seeking Employment 66.70% 33.30% 25.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3 3 3.6 Number of Satisfaction Responses 9 7 9 Very Satisfied (4) 0 1 5 Percent Very Satisfied 0.00% 14.30% 55.60% Satisfied (3) 9 5 4 Percent Satisfied 100.00% 71.40% 44.40% Unsatisfied (2) 0 1 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 14.30% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 9 7 9 Preparation for Getting a Job 7 2 2 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 77.80% 28.60% 22.20% Career Change 2 2 3 Percent Career Change 22.20% 28.60% 33.30% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 1 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 14.30% 11.10% Preparation for Further Education 0 0 1 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 11.10% Personal Interest 0 2 2 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 28.60% 22.20% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 3 4 6 Before Enrollment 0 2 0 Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 50.00% 0.00% While Attending the College 2 0 1 Percent While Attending the College 66.70% 0.00% 16.70% After Training at the College 1 2 5 Percent After Training at the College 33.30% 50.00% 83.30% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 2 2 5 In College District 2 2 5 Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 2 5 Average Monthly Wage $3,612 $3,560 $3,352 Average Hourly Wage $21.00 $20.70 $19.49 Average Work Hours per Week 40 43.5 41 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 Average Hourly Wage $30.00 Average Work Hours per Week 25
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Girl Scouts of Badgerland Marketing & Retail Specialist Hiebing Group Associate Motion Designer & Video Editor La Crosse Technology Digital Media Specialist La Crosse Trek Bicycle Studio Videographer Waterloo WMSN TV Production Producer
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Video Audio Design
Program Number: 102061
Area of Study:
Arts, Design and Humanities
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
60 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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