New Thomas Nelson CSC Prepares Students for Positions in Advanced Video Production

July 21, 2017
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New advanced video courses at Thomas Nelson Community College gave art students hands-on video production experience this summer. Focused on shooting, editing and more, the classes are part of a new Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Digital Video that prepares students for entry-level positions in video, motion graphics and multimedia design.

The 17-credit CSC spans two semesters giving completers specialization and credentials in advanced video production and editing. The new CSC courses are among Thomas Nelson’s fall semester classes which begin Aug. 21. Visit to enroll.

Cece Wheeler, Computer and Fine Arts Department Head at Thomas Nelson, said the demand for video content has grown exponentially in recent years making video the fastest growing area for design and photography students.  As more businesses, corporations and individuals seek video content for online promotion, this certificate program offers opportunities to explore a variety of new multimedia technologies to meet the growing market need, she noted. 

The Career Studies Certificate in Digital Video provides advanced training in hybrid digital single lens reflex (HDSLR) video; advanced audio-editing acquisition and editing; color grading and retouching; continuous lighting for video use of hardware for professional video production, including sliders and cranes; digital audio recorders and boom microphones as well as animation and motion graphics. 

As part of the certificate requirements, students also completed internships at local businesses and museums, including Riverside Health System, the Mariner’s Museum, NASA Space Consortium and Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton.

To learn more about the new CSC, contact Wheeler at  For details about other academic and Workforce Development offerings at Thomas Nelson, visit