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Video Editing Certificate
The Video Editing Certificate program provides a foundation in digital video editing, effects, and motion graphics for digital artists who need to gain expert-level skills. This series of courses prepares you for using Premiere Pro and After Effects in video, television and broadcast fields. You can start your video editing certificate program at any time with the rolling-admission program, with new classes starting monthly. The video editing certificate is available either live online or in-person in Boston. All video editing certificate courses are led by live instructors. If you are only interested in specific topics, see our individual video editing courses. Many of the courses in the Video Editing Certificate are available without job placement as part of the video editing bootcamp.
What you learn in the Video Editing Certificate
- Understand professional video editing workflow and process
- Gain expert-level skills with professional video editing tools
- Learn to efficiently and creatively edit videos using Premiere Pro
- Create professional-level special effects
- Add animation to video and animate objects
- Design and create credits and titles
- Create 3D objects and apply animations
- Deliver completed video in formats for broadcast, online distribution, and cinema
- Build a comprehensive portfolio to showcase your video, effects, and animation work
- Work with a career counselor to secure a job or identify career paths at your current employer
- Receive one-on-one mentoring from video editing professionals
About the Video Editing Certificate
The Video Editing Certificate at American Graphics Institute is a hands-on program that teaches both video editing principles along with practical skills using modern video editing tools such as Premiere Pro and After Effects. Participants learn the process of video editing and apply their knowledge through hands-on work as part of small group classes. With each course section limited to 10, students receive individualized attention and work collaboratively with their instructors through the video editing certificate program. Program participants attend live sessions online, or travel to Boston for in-person courses. Regardless of the location, all courses include hands-on projects and mentoring from live instructors.
What’s included with the Video Editing Certificate
- 91 hours of live instruction
- One-on-one mentoring
- Dedicated career counselor
- All books and lesson files, including AGI’s proprietary curriculum
- Retake any course for a full year at no cost
- Receive a verified Certificate from American Graphics Institute
- AGI is Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Private Licensed Schools
Ways to attend the Video Editing Certificate
- Live online from your home or office
- Live in-person at AGI’s classroom in Boston
- Hybrid, attending some classes online and others in-person
Video Editing Certificate Program full-time or part-time
Clock Hours: 91
Weeks: 4 (full-time) or up to 52 (part-time)
Course Days: Monday through Friday
Format: Live online or in-person
Next Start date: October 23, 2023
Live online or in-person at American Graphics Institute's Boston, MA location.
Video Editing Certificate Application Process
Admission for the Video Editing Certificate program is rolling. Applications are accepted at any time. You can click here to apply online. If you have questions, contact an admissions representative by completing the form on this page or calling 781-376-6044.
Video Editing Certificate Tuition
Tuition for the Video Editing Certificate in Digital Imaging program is $3,600. Payment plans are available; call or submit an inquiry for details.
Career Services for Video Editing Certificate
Participants in the Video Editing Certificate have access to a dedicated career counselor. Whether you are seeking a new role, or want assistance to advance your career with your current employer, our career counseling staff helps you.
Using VA Education Benefits for Video Editing Certificate
American Graphics Institute and the Video Editing Certificate have been approved for GI Bill benefits. Eligible participants can use their Veterans Affairs (VA) funds for the Video Editing Certificate program when attending in-person. Remote online instruction is not eligible for VA funding.
Courses in this Video Editing Certificate
Course information for the Video Editing Certificate
Premiere Pro Class - Introduction
In this comprehensive two-day Adobe Premiere Pro course, AGI's expert instructors ensure that you have a solid foundation in video editing using Adobe Premiere, an industry standard for video editing. This Premiere Pro class covers using the Adobe Premiere workspace, transitions, effects and filters, editing audio, exporting your work, and more as you learn video editing techniques. This Adobe Premiere class gets you up and running quickly in video editing and video production. Learn quickly and easily from the expert Adobe Premiere instructors at AGI.
Premiere Pro class - Advanced
Improve your video editing skills in this advanced-level Premiere Pro course, and discover the tools to take your creative work to its fullest potential. Learn how to integrate Photoshop, After Effects, and Audition, how to perform precision color-correction, and multiple masking techniques to refine your work. This Premiere Pro class includes a detailed training manual for reference outside the classroom.
After Effects Class - Introduction
This two-day After Effects class teaches you the foundational skills needed to create exciting visual effects and motion graphics. In this After Effects class, you cover essential topics starting with using the interface, layers, keyframes, masking, and media management. You'll explore the depth of the After Effects tools, including 3D effects and rendering your project for output. Discover how After Effects works as part of a video editing workflow or as a stand-alone tool for creating motion graphics.
After Effects class - Advanced
In this two-day Advanced After Effects Class you will discover advanced skills needed for creating visual effects and motion graphics. In this course you learn advanced compositing, the timeline, selections, color correction, color keying, motion tracking, expressions, environmental effects, and more. Learn to integrate sophisticated motion graphics and special effects into your video editing projects, or create dedicated motion graphics for presentations and displays. Our After Effects courses are led by the team that writes the best-selling After Effects Digital Classroom as you learn from live instructors that lead each course.
Photoshop class - Introduction
This introductory Photoshop class teaches foundation skills for working effectively and creatively. Learn to be more productive and to create higher quality images efficiently. Gain skills for editing, retouching, and enhancing images. Learn how to make selective changes, color correct, and retouch your images using Photoshop. Whether learning Photoshop for graphic design, marketing, or digital imaging, this class is a great starting point. This Photoshop course is led by a live instructor, as are all classes at American Graphics Institute.
Digital Imaging Project
This course consists of a practical project in which students apply the skills they have learned into a project that is selected by the student and reviewed by their instructor. The project starts with planning, meeting with the client, creating a creative brief, developing the product, client review and feedback, final delivery, and project review by the instructor.
Digital Imaging Portfolio
Students work with their instructor to select projects to showcase, create an online portfolio showcasing their talents, and discuss which works to show and how to present them. This workshop is designed to help you best create your online portfolio to showcase your skills and capabilities.
Earn a Video Editing Certificate from a licensed school
After successfully completing the program, you will receive a Video Editing Certificate from American Graphics Institute, a private licensed school in Massachusetts. You’ll have access to both a printed certificate suitable for framing and a digital certificate that you can share. You can also share your achievement on LinkedIn.
Career services included with the Video Editing Certificate
Work with a dedicated career counselor whose full time role is to find you a job. There are no time limits or hour limits on our career counselor, as we assist you until you find a job. Your career counselor has more than two decades of experience in helping find professionals jobs in creative, design, video, UX, UI, and marketing roles. Receive assistance with interview preparation, how to best present your experience, locating opportunities, interview preparation, salary negotiations, and presenting your portfolio.
Your career counselor:
- Calls companies on your behalf.
- Seeks out job openings appropriate for you and your interests
- Provides interview preparation for each specific job interview
- Gives resume guidance aligned to what hiring managers are seeking.
- Reviews your LinkedIn profile and provides a strategy for online job outreach.
- Offers advice on the job application process, and how to tailor applications for specific roles.
- Helps you to define career goals and planning
- Provides assistance with salary expectations and salary negotiations.
One-on-one mentoring from Video Editing Certificate instructors
In addition to career counseling, you’ll also benefit from one-on-one mentoring with our instructors as they help you:
- Complete projects that showcase your skills
- Build your portfolio
- Review technical questions
- Provide guidance on technology, marketing, and design trends
Small class sizes with personal attention
Each class in the Video Editing Certificate program is limited to 10 students, and as you move beyond classes into working on projects, you’ll work in even smaller groups and one-on-one with instructors as you showcase your skills.
Develop a portfolio as part of the Video Editing Certificate
After the classroom training is complete, you will work one-on-one with an instructor mentor and in small groups with a cohort of fellow Video Editing Certificate certificate students to complete designs that can be showcased in your portfolio. You’ll receive guidance as to what to include in the portfolio, and how to best showcase your work to prospective employers.
Why attend the Video Editing Certificate at AGI
- Hands-on learning: Learn in the Video Editing Certificate by doing, using our proven method of explanations, demonstrations, and exercises help you quickly gain skills.
- Proven curriculum: We have delivered courses from the Video Editing Certificate program to thousands over 25 years.
- Expert instructors: Our instructors in the Video Editing Certificate are the best-in-class who are skilled technically and are also exceptional educators.
- Small class sizes: Receive personalized attention with 10 or fewer participants per class.
- Repeat for Free: If you need a refresher or miss a class day, retake the class at no cost.
- Discounted classes: The Video Editing Certificate tuition includes more than a 20% discount compared to individual class fees.
Exceptional Video Editing Certificate Course Materials
All course curriculum materials are included with the program. Our proprietary curriculum has been proven effective in teaching to thousands who have attended the courses that are part of the Video Editing Certificate. You’ll receive our extensive written reference along with lesson files for you to continue your practice following the class. Receive extensive curriculum written by our team of expert instructors. The instructors teaching the Video Editing Certificate courses have authored more than 50 training books and use this extensive curriculum development experience to develop practical and detailed training materials and project files that are part of the program. The curriculum also serves as a reference for use after class completion, and includes detailed notes, definitions, best practices and practical advice.
Repeat for Free
If you need a refresher or miss a day of class during your certificate program, you can repeat the class at no additional cost for one year.
Interactive Video Editing Certificate
Live classes in the Video Editing Certificate with small class sizes
Learn from a live instructor dedicated to your class with the smallest class sizes that are limited to 10 students per class as part of the Video Editing Certificate . When we reach our class size limit, we close enrollment or add another section. You receive personalized attention and can get questions answered in the small-group learning environment where our instructors make certain you are progressing appropriately through the material.
In-person, face-to-face classes with a live instructor in the same classroom with you is available in Boston. You can attend a hands-on course with your choice of a Mac or Windows computer provided for use during the course.
Live online Video Editing Certificate
Learn from a dedicated instructor with our small-group, live online classes. Our live online classes are limited to 10 participants, which is less than half the size of most other online classes. You receive personalized attention, get your questions answered, and receive assistance with projects. We provide a dedicated online learning environment, with an instructor that you can see and hear clearly, talk with, ask questions, and share your screen for guidance.
Video Editing Certificate Locations
You can attend the Video Editing Certificate online or in-person at our Boston location. Additionally, a hybrid option is available, with some classes in-person, and others online. Video Editing Certificate participants can attend from anywhere with a broadband Internet connection.
All Video Editing Certificate courses are delivered by live instructors in small-group sessions, with most classes limited to 10 participants. This provides the opportunity to get questions answered, and work on projects with input and personalized attention from instructors.
The instructors teaching Video Editing Certificate courses at AGI average more than a decade of experience that they bring to each class.
Video Editing Certificate Prerequisites
No previous experience with the software tools is required to enroll in the Video Editing Certificate. For enrollment, the admissions team evaluates existing skills that are generally necessary for a professional career. These include communications skills and general computer skills.
If attending the Video Editing Certificate in-person, computers are provided at AGI’s classroom. If enrolling in the Video Editing Certificate and attending courses online, a computer capable of running the Adobe Creative Cloud apps is needed.
Night and Weekend Video Editing Certificate
American Graphics Institute offers some weekend and night courses within the Video Editing Certificate. These options are listed within the course schedules listed above, or contact us for a schedule of upcoming night and weekend dates. While some classes are available nights and weekends, other classes require weekday class attendance.
Choosing the right Video Editing Certificate
Although there are many Video Editing Certificate options, there’s a reason that American Graphics Institute is considered a top school for receiving a Video Editing Certificate. This includes expert instructors with many years of practical experience who have authored books, and have extensive teaching experience. Along with this, career services provided by a dedicated and experienced career counselor can help make the difference in securing an interview and landing a job. As part of the Video Editing Certificate there are required courses, most of which are two days or four nights in duration.
Courses in the Video Editing Certificate start with a foundational, introductory training before progressing into advanced topics. Even if you have previous experience, the introductory classes serve as a cornerstone for the future skills you learn. From there, you can move on to learn more advanced skills and concepts.
The delivery format for classes in the Video Editing Certificate should also be considered as you decide which course to attend. Both in-person and online courses are led by a live instructor. AGI offers regularly scheduled live online courses which allow you to see the instructor’s screen, ask questions, and share your screen if you need assistance. You can also retake any course in the Video Editing Certificate program at no cost if you need additional practice or if you don't end up using your new skills right away. All courses in the Video Editing Certificate are offered at regularly scheduled dates, with most available every 30 to 45 days.
If you have questions or wish to talk with our staff regarding the Video Editing Certificate, you can call us at 781-376-6044, reach us using online chat, or visit our Contact page for all options to reach AGI.
How a Video Editing Certificate is Useful
These classes in the video editing certificate program are useful whether you are new to the field of video editing, or have previous experience and are looking to fill gaps and gain a better understanding of the full set of capabilities of software tools and apps. The video editing certificate is useful for those working in, or seeking jobs in a variety of roles including video editing, videography, communications, and marketing. The courses that are part of the video editing certificate help you to understand how to creatively and efficiently use professional video editing and motion graphics tools, build a portfolio to showcase your work, and how to promote yourself and your work to be hired for video editing jobs.
About the Video Editing Certificate from AGI
American Graphics Institute offers Video Editing courses from live instructors which you can attend via in-person classes or live online courses. The format of the courses makes it possible for you to learn video editing quickly and easily, and private consultation with instructors and a career counselor occur as part of the certificate program. The video editing classes are led by instructors with extensive experience both using and teaching video editing. You can attend in-person or live online if you do not wish to travel to a classroom. As part of the video editing certificate, participants attend regularly scheduled, live Video Editing courses, which occur in real-time. These small-group sessions make the video editing classes easily accessible as new sessions start monthly, and you can attend in-person or online.
About AGI's Experience in Video Editing
For more than 25 years, American Graphics Institute has been providing video editing courses to broadcasters, videographers, cinematographers, animators, along with corporations and individuals that work in related fields such as marketing and communications. AGI offers live video editing training accessible from anywhere. The expert instructors are highly skilled Video Editing professionals and are also experienced educators, helping others to learn new skills.
Understanding Video Editing Certificate Options
Attending the video editing certificate online provides a convenient and high-quality option for learning video editing without needing to travel, allowing you to learn from your home or office. Live online video editing courses from AGI are interactive, with a live instructor and small group sessions, making it possible to get your questions answered in real-time, share your screen, work collaboratively on projects, and receive immediate feedback on your progress. You can attend the video editing certificate remotely or in-person at AGI's campus.
The American Graphics Institute has set the standard for live online classes. With more than a decade of experience in offering live online Video Editing courses, AGI has developed the process, infrastructure, and methods for effective online learning that is engaging, interesting and effective. Learn through explanations, demonstrations, and class projects you complete as well as through the ability to ask questions during the live class.
AGI’s Video Editing Certificate covers introductory through advanced topics. The video editing certificate starts with foundation-level courses which provide the essential skills along with an on-ramp for additional learning, and progresses into advanced courses as participants build new skills and experience.
In addition to the video editing certificate, you can choose individual courses for beginners if you want to learn outside of a certificate program. You can attend courses to learn the fundamentals of video editing, or advanced courses and bootcamps. With a range of choices for learning video editing, American Graphics Institute provides options for learners at all points in their careers. From those looking to start learning video editing, to experienced professionals, AGI is a trusted resource for professional development.
Live Video Editing Certificate
AGI offers a video editing certificate you can attend live. This includes regularly scheduled courses available either in-person or live online.
For those interested in an in-person Video Editing certificate with a live instructor in the same classroom, American Graphics Institute offers an in-person option in Boston. These in-person video editing courses offer a way to quickly gain new skills using our state-of-the-art equipment and proprietary teaching methods that have helped thousands to gain skills as video editors.
Video Editing Courses for All Ages and Skills
While the Video Editing Certificate requires completion of high school, there are separate programs to learn video editing that are part of AGI’s specialized graphic design programs for high school students. These programs provide career exploration while learning the tools used by professional designers, and are primarily offered during the summer, with some available after school hours during the academic year.
About Video Editing Certificate, Courses and Training
The courses that comprise the Video Editing Certificate include workshops and seminars which incorporate hands-on learning from expert instructors. Small classes with practical exercises and projects help you to quickly learn video editing as it relates to your specific needs. Our instructors have extensive experience with the applications they teach and in leading classes. Instructors are reviewed after each course, and undergo continual professional development and testing. Our full-time instructors pass the rigorous Certified Technical Trainer exam, and Adobe Certified Expert exams. Our instructors have been hired by Adobe, the creators of Premiere Pro and After Effects, to write their certification exams, and have developed official Adobe training courseware.
Start a New Career with a Video Editing Certificate
A video editing certificate can provide a starting point for a career in the video industry. Professionals working in video editing use motion graphics and video to share information, meaning, creative ideas, and emotion. Learning video editing, video production, and motion graphics as part of the video editing certificate teaches you the modern tools necessary for creating and enhancing video and animation. Projects created by video and motion graphics professionals range from in-store video displays, kiosks, advertisements and full-length videos delivered online, through television, cinema, and broadcast.
A motion graphics and video editing professional is capable of creating media that supports brands, creates an identity, conveys emotions, and informs. A video editing certificate provides the essential foundational skills to work on these projects. Learning video editing and motion graphics, building a portfolio and gaining experience are all a part of the video editing certificate, helping to build the experience required to secure a motion graphics or video editing job.
Why attend the Video Editing Certificate
Learning Video Editing skills helps you to work more efficiently when producing design, marketing, and communication projects. Along with general design skills, a Video Editing Certificate helps you stand out amongst others when being considered for projects and assignments. You can put your newly learned skills to work defining the aesthetics for visual projects through the effective use of motion, video, space, and typography. Through video editing classes you become a digital storyteller using video and motion graphics. Learn planning, lighting, editing, and delivery techniques through courses and bootcamps.
Video editing is used in video and creative roles across many different industries and in a variety of job roles. Broadcast news, post-production houses, creative service firms, digital agencies, and in-house marketing departments all hire professionals skilled with Video Editing. Learning video editing provides a foundational skill for working in many of the careers across these organizations.
Skills with video editing are easily transferable between roles. Those with strong video editing skills may start within one field, such as broadcast, and move into streaming or effects. All these are growing fields nationally, with job growth of 5% expected over the next decade according to national projections. With specialized skills and a growing need for video editing professionals, there are opportunities for a rewarding career as a video editor or motion graphics professional.
Video Editing Careers
Learning video editing can lead you to a career working in the field of video editing, video production, and motion graphics. The average salary for a video editor in Vail is $62,000 per year. Video Editing skills are used in video, broadcast, streaming, digital agencies, advertising, and marketing. They are essential for anyone wanting to work in these fields.
Video editing certificate program FAQ
We have assembled a list of frequently asked questions about the video editing certificate along with answers:
Can you learn video editing on your own?
While you can teach yourself video editing using video editing tutorials and video editing books, the fastest way to learn video editing is through video editing classes. For more details on individual courses instead of the entire certificate program see available video editing courses.
How do I become certified in video editing?
You can obtain a video editing certificate by successfully completing the 91 hour certificate program offered by American Graphics Institute. This independent certification from a licensed school program is available in-person or online.
How long does it take to learn video editing?
You can learn the basic principles of video editing in a single course, although more in-depth training is required to work in the field of video editing. Professional video editors need more than 90 hours of training in a certificate or bootcamp program, and may benefit from an associate's or bachelor’s degree depending upon the type of role they are seeking. Video editors need to continue learning and gain new skills to design for emerging mediums and formats, and to keep up with changing tools.
Are online video editing certificates better than in-person video editing certificate programs?
The live online video editing certificate program is led by the same instructors that lead in-person courses at American Graphics Institute. The online class format allows participants to join into a live class that they might not be able to otherwise attend due to distance or travel time and cost.
If I’ve worked in the video editing field previously, do I still need an introductory class?
For those with no formal training, the introductory premiere pro course is the best place to start learning. The introduction class provides a foundation in core design skills and principles in editing efficiently and understanding a professional video editing workflow used in studios and production houses.
When can I take video editing classes
You can attend video editing classes any month, with new classes offered every 30 to 45 days, with both live online and live in-person courses available. All courses are available weekdays, some classes are available nights.
Will a video editing certificate help me get a job
Video editing is an important skill for gaining work in the video, cinema, effects, and broadcasting industries, as well as in many design, communications, or marketing roles. Although other skills are also required, a strong foundation of video editing principles along with skills using video editing tools are required for most roles. These skills should be learned as part of the coordinated learning needed to obtain a video editing job or work in a visual design or communications role. Along with the certificate, a portfolio, resume, and interview preparation are all critical to getting a job. A career counselor at American Graphics Institute works with video editing certificate participants on all these necessary skills.
How much do video editing courses cost
Individual video editing courses cost between $795 and $995 when taken individually, while the comprehensive video editing certificate program is $3,600. These fees include all materials and are for courses led by a live instructor from American Graphics Institute.
Is there a discount or coupon for the Video Editing Certificate
The courses assembled in the Video Editing Certificate are offered at a discount of more than 20%. This discount is already reflected in the certificate program cost.
Can I try a single course before enrolling in the video editing certificate program?
You can attend individual Video Editing courses and later apply the full tuition towards the Video Editing Certificate program.
Do I receive a certificate?
As a private licensed school, AGI provides a certificate upon completion of the Video Editing Certificate program which can be shared on LinkedIn and verified digitally on the AGI website.
How many students are in each class of the Video Editing Certificate
AGI limits its class sizes so that you receive personalized attention. Classes are limited to no more than 10 participants.
Can I get specific video editing questions answered
Yes, during the live classes you can ask the instructor detailed questions. You can also get technical questions answered in the one-on-one mentoring sessions with the instructors, or career questions answered with the dedicated career counselor.
Does this class include job placement support
AGI provides job support as part of this certificate program. AGI has a dedicated career counselor assigned to each certificate student. You will meet with the career counselor at the start of the program, and as the program progresses.