Editing and Post-Production
- 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.
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.
- You will explore the aesthetics and technical approaches used in the finishing phases of cinema projects.
- You will learn to edit and become familiar with post-production workflows for film and digital video and develop technical skills including acuity on professional picture and sound editing software, DVD authoring, basic motion graphics, color correction, sound design and sound mixing.
- You will create a film editor reel and learn how to promote yourself and your productions by preparing a press kit and submitting your projects to screening venues.
- You will establish strong collaborations with Directing, Cinematography and Screenwriting students.
- You will learn the best practices for professional standards and expectations.
Strong relationships with the local film industry position Minneapolis College you as a sought-after candidate for internships and on-location work. These community collaborations also produce myriad programs, events and guest speakers, most of which are hosted on the Minneapolis College campus.
The Cinema Division partners with the Minnesota Film and TV Board, IFP Minnesota, Screenwriter’s Workshop of Minnesota, the Jerome Foundation and the Walker Art Center. Local relationships helped establish the Annual Cinema Division Production Excellence Awards, which spotlight student works in Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing and Postproduction, Sound Arts and Digital Photography.
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
- 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