Editing and Post-Production

Film students in front of a computer discussing a script in a editing lab at Minneapolis College
  • The Minneapolis College's Cinema programs are amongst the very few two-year degree programs offered in cinema production in the U.S. The Minneapolis College Cinema Division is the only comprehensive cinema production institution of its kind in the upper Midwest.
  • Minneapolis College’s cinema programs are some of the most affordable film school programs in the U.S. and tuition covers almost all of your production costs.
  • Thanks to a low student-to-teacher ratio, you will receive personal attention from qualified, passionate faculty members who are working professionals and hold MFA or Ph.D. degrees.
  • A diverse student base adds to the creative experience. Students come from all over the world, have varied professional backgrounds and range in age from 18 to 65.
  • Cutting-edge technology and facilities strengthen the programs’ practical experience. You will have access to the latest software, cameras and equipment as well as production and post-production facilities and studios.
  • Local and nationally recognized industry experts from Hollywood and New York serve as guest speakers and work with students every semester.
  • Minneapolis College boasts award-winning alumni. Former student achievements have included: producing a Super Bowl ad that was the most-watched television commercial of all time; writing and producing a short film that qualified for consideration as a 2010 Oscar nomination; earning the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship Award in 2009; receiving Bush Foundation Artist Fellowships, and winning a 2008 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, one of the most prestigious screenwriting prizes in the world.

Program Description

Become a critical part of the post-production process for filmmaking through the Editing and Post-production program at Minneapolis College. You will gain the skills you need to refine and shape footage, gaining confidence in the aesthetic and technical approaches to advance film narrative through story, rhythm and pace, create emotional impact with editing and understand 2 and 3 dimensional space.

Program Details


Occupational Outlook

Nationally, the number of jobs in the entertainment industry is expected to increase through the year 2016 (according to iseek.org) as a growing population enjoys movies as entertainment. There is strong demand for productions from foreign and domestic television, cable television, pay TV services and feature film markets. In addition, computer and Internet services are providing new outlets for film productions, and there is also a demand for home movie rentals, music videos and live performances.

The job outlook is best for film and video editors, camera operators, computer specialists, multimedia artists, and others who are skilled in digital filming, editing and computer-generated imaging.

Potential Job Titles

  • Visual effects editor
  • Post-production specialist
  • Sound editor
  • Editor
  • Assistant editor
  • Multimedia content manager 
  • Motion graphics designer

Where You Could Work

  • Local and national film and video post-production houses
  • Local and national independent producers
  • Independent home video distribution companies
  • In-house production departments within retail stores and corporations
  • Local and national film studios
  • Local and national television, cable stations and networks
  • National and local advertising agencies
  • As a freelancer