Students in the Video/Film Production Major achieve learning objectives that range from broadcast operations to video production to digital film-making. Students acquire the knowledge and skills for video and audio acquisition and shooting, editing, directing, lighting, computer network operations, replay, graphics, compositing, animation and switching. They use industry standard software and hardware such that lessons learned in the classroom are transposed to real-world environments and projects that can involve film-making, documentaries, commercial production, TV broadcast, and sports production.  These events provide students with the opportunity to create high-definition content.  Students also learn about the distribution of video content through broadcast, web streaming, film-making, and live venues.

Requirements for Major

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 semester hours maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 overall in their major courses.  Transfer students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours at Husson University.  At least fifteen (15) credits must be earned in NESCom Major courses.

Upon completing the Video/Film Production degree program students will be able to:

  • Identify skills and apply knowledge, in multiple roles of a video production workforce.
  • Utilize current industry equipment and software necessary for video production.
  • Create, and utilize a pre-production plan
  • Communicate effectively with peers, clients and consumers for product development.
  • Edit for purpose, pace, time constraints, and style.
  • Manage data across multiple formats and platforms.
  • Evaluate quality of work based on traditional artistic and technical theories.
  • Design and safely utilize lighting for effect and style.
  • Create, gather, and manipulate professional quality audio.
  • Assess production difficulties, and troubleshoot to reach solutions.
  • Deliver products in accordance with given specifications.
General Electives
CM 100Speech3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MC 101Introduction to Mass Communications3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
VF 245Photography I3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Lab Science Elective (must also qualify as sustainability elective)3-4
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Math II Elective3
Philosophical Elective3
Psychological/Sociological Elective3
NESCom Core
GV 245Graphic Design I 3
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
Video/Film Concentration
IT 331Networking3
VF 100Intro to Video Production3
VF 105Video Production I *3
VF 148Filmmaking Development & Pre-Production3
VF 205Video Production II *3
VF 210Principles of Video and Film3
VF 212Audio for Video 3
VF 224TV Studio/Remote Production I3
VF 234Advanced Lighting for Digital Film Making *3
VF 235Scriptwriting3
VF 239Feature Storytelling *3
VF 243Video Compositing & Motion Graphics I *3
VF 322Advanced Editing *3
VF 325TV Studio/Remote Production II3
or VF 342 Video Compositing & Motion Graphics II
VF 338Camera in Motion *3
VF 441Video Workshop3
VF 342Video Compositing & Motion Graphics II 3
or VF 415 Cinematography
Choose One of the Following3
Intro to Post Production
Graphic Design II
Photography II
NESCOM Electives
Open Electives9
Total Hours120-121
First Year
CM 1003EH 1053
HE 111***1VF 105*3
IT 1213VF 148*3
MC 1013VF 212*3
VF 100*3Math I Elective4
VF 2453 
 16 16
Second Year
VF 205*3GV 2453
VF 2103VF 224*3
VF 243*3VF 239*3
Math II Elective3Philosophical Elective3
Psychological/Sociological Elective3Open Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
VF 234*3VF 2353
VF 3253VF 338*3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3Historical Elective3
Lab Science Elective (must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3-4Literature Elective3
Open Elective3AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/MK/VF/XR Elective3
 15-16 15
Fourth Year
MC 3011AE 221, GV 335, or VF 3453
MC 4003IT 3313
VF 322*3VF 4413
VF 342 or 415 3AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/MK/VF/XR Elective3
AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/MK/VF/XR Elective3Open Elective3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-121

In order to progress in the NESCom Concentration program a grade of C+ or higher must be achieved.


May not be required for degree completion.