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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Video/Audio Communication Arts (VAAAS)

Location(s): Elkhorn Valley Campus

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Academic Focus Area: Creative Arts and Design

This degree provides students with a background in various aspects of video and audio production and post-production. Graduates of this program should be adaptable to the following employment situations: videographer for television, independent producer, or in-house production facility; technical representative for manufacturers; or reselling. This degree is designed to transfer to area universities including UNO and Bellevue University.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 94.5-96.0


Recommended Curriculum Plan


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Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Video/Audio Communication Arts (VAAAS)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall, winter, spring or summer quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking through the use of moving visual imagery.
  2. Demonstrate creative problem solving through the use of moving visual imagery.
  3. Use the functions of a video camera to produce controlled and effective visual moving images.
  4. Use microphones and professional audio equipment to produce effective audio recording.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding and use of the principles of lighting as used in natural and artificial environments
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the use and application of audio and video based production in studio & field.
  7. Demonstrate set up and use of Editing environment to tell visual/aural story. (Computer and hardware skills)
  8. Read & write basic scripts and use in productions.
  9. Demonstrate competent social, communication, math, and organizational skills in order to function within a professional working environment.
  10. Demonstrate the proper use of graphics and visual effects as used in media communications.

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