Digital Workshop Center Trade School

Video Design Certificate

Learn essential video design including Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop

Video Design CertificateOur Video Design Certificate offers the classes needed to provide a foundation in the most cutting edge video software available including Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.  Every business is looking for video content to tell their story. With so many video channels now available through the web and social media, video content is more important than ever before.  Learn how to edit videos and get started with video editing classes today.

Inside Our Curriculum

Certificate Programs Skills

Focus on Real-World Skills

Certificate Programs at Digital Workshop Center are designed to teach you how to improve your skills in a real-world setting.  DWC's experiential learning style ensures you will be guided by an expert instructor while also performing all of the tasks to help you learn.

The challenges you face in class will mimic what you will need to land a job and improve your daily productivity.

To learn more about what to expect, download our welcome guide and get started.

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Support & Mentoring

The classes within the Video Design Certificate are offered in an accelerated bootcamp format, balanced by small class sizes.

Your instructor will provide hands-on, experiential style classroom learning for you to learn video editing best practices of applying video production skills in the real-world.

Each video editing class is eligible credit towards a certification program, which includes career counseling and portfolio projects.

Flexible scheduling options allow you to choose what works best for your time.

Why Digital Workshop Center?

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Learn how to edit a video and add valuable video design skills


Essential Career Skills

Throughout the Video Design Certificate, you will learn the skills to create and edit your next video project.  Video editing classes will help you be more marketable to employers within marketing and design positions. Video content has become an important part of a marketing plan for any sized business.  A video editing certification will help you validate your work, and stay relevant and up to date with the latest video editing skills.

With classes for video editing in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects, enrollment in the Video Design Certificate will take you on your way to understanding the process of design for video projects, as well as the knowledge to create something visually compelling.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Options

Scholarships may be available if you are unemployed, women pursuing tech careers, and veterans seeking tech skills.  Find out more here.

Flexible payment plans including 0% interest financing are available for those who qualify. Speak to a student advisor today to learn more about what options are available.

Career Coaching & Internships

As you approach graduation, you will work closely with our expert career coaches to refine your next steps towards a new job.  Career services provided include one-on-one resume writing, job search, and mock interview workshops. Learn more

DWC partners with Parker-Dewey to offer micro-internships to our students.  These project-based internships are a great way for students to build real-world experience.  Learn more

Program Outline

Upon successful completion of the Video Design Certificate, students will:

    • Explore principles and elements of design
    • Use Photoshop to edit still images used as video assets
    • Understand best practices and terminology for video production
    • Create dynamic videos using Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Design and implement animations using Adobe After Effects
    • Understand video marketing concepts and storytelling
    • Create content strategies for video marketing
    • Examine best practices for video on social channels such as Youtube
    • Analyze video metrics from social and digital channels


    • Finish a real-world video project with one-on-one help from a mentor
    • One-on-one job search and resume writing assistance with a career coach

    1-on-1 Mentoring

    The Video Design Certificate program includes one-on-one mentoring throughout your classroom training, as well as one month of support after the end of each class  and one year for a free re-take of the same class.

    Programs at DWC also include a Capstone project option for additional one-on-one portfolio building opportunities.

    Learn how to edit a video and produce professional marketing videos with the help of an expert mentor every step of the way.

    Alumni Spotlight

    This class was great! The instructor did a phenomenal job at explaining the principles of the software as well as the nuances of applying industry experience to workflows and best practices. The time flew by trying to ingest all of the information and application. I highly recommend!
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    Matt Trask

    What Skills Will You Learn?

    Classes Included in the Video Design Certificate

    You must complete all classes below to earn enough credit towards certification


    Capstone Project

    One-on-one mentoring with your instructor while working on a real-world project pertaining to your program.  From project concept to delivery, each student will perform the work to complete the project with your instructor there to help guide you through the process.


    • 137 class hours are required to complete this certificate program
    • Additional hours outside of class will also be assigned.
    • Manage your own schedule to complete all of the necessary coursework within this program.

    Speak to a student advisor to receive a training plan with a customized program schedule.

    Payment Options

    Affordable payment plan and loan options available

    Full Tuition

    Provided by DWC

    Package discount available


    Full Tuition


    $200 off when you pay
    in full upfront

    0% Interest Financing

    Provided by Climb Credit

    Pay $496 per month

    • Interest Rate: 0%
    • Payments begin on the first day of class
    • $100 Registration fee
    • 12 payments of $496

    Faster Repayment

    Provided by Climb Credit

    Pay $218 to $247 per month

    • Interest Rates: 7.99% to 17.99% (Max APR 26%)
    • Payments begin on the first day of class
    • $100 Registration fee
    • 31 monthly payments of $218 to $247
      Certificate Programs Payment Options

      Most Flexible

      Provided by Climb Credit

      Pay $31 to $83 per month

      • Interest Rates: 7.99% to 17.99% (Max APR 26%)
      • Payments begin on the first day of class
      • $100 Registration fee
      • 9 monthly payments
        of $31 to $83
      • 22 monthly payments
        of $300 to $329

      Pay Later

      Provided by Climb Credit

      Pay $0 tuition for 9 months

      • Interest Rates: 7.99% to 17.99% (Max APR 26%)
      • No payment for 9 months.  22 months principal & interest after
      • $100 Registration fee
      • 9 monthly payments of $0
      • 22 monthly payments of $335 to $372


      Scholarships for students needing economic support

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      Tech Skills Scholarship

      $50,000 fund

      For those who are unemployed and looking to get into a career in tech

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      Women & Tech Scholarship

      $100,000 fund

      For women looking to
      enter or advance in a technology career

      Adobe Captivate and Photoshop

      Veterans Skills Scholarship

      $50,000 fund

      For active or retired military service members seeking a tech career

      Frequently Asked Questions

      When can I start?

      Program classes are offered on a rolling enrollment basis throughout the year, typically every 8-12 weeks. You may start with any program class as long as prerequisites are met.


      Basic Digital Literacy is required.

      It is required that you have purchased and installed the Adobe Creative Cloud before the start of class.

      How long is this program?

      The average length to complete the Video Design certificate program is 6 months.  Total length may vary based on the pace in which you schedule your classes.

      Each certificate program allows one year to be completed, but, depending on your pace of learning and skill level, you may move as fast or as slow as you like within that time frame.  DWC works on a rolling enrollment system and provides flexible scheduling options so you can choose the classes that best fit your life.

      At DWC, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes and a Capstone project.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

      What's included?

      Stand-Alone Classes

      Every stand-alone class at DWC includes support and mentoring throughout.

      Stand-alone classes within your program also include:

      • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
      • Lesson files
      • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
      • 30 days of technical support
      • Certificate of Completion

      Certificate Programs & Bootcamps

      Each Certificate Program & Bootcamp is comprised of several stand-alone classes, plus additional training specific to your career field, portfolio building with a comprehensive Capstone Project, and career coaching workshops.

      Support and mentoring a huge part of all of our full length programs.

      Talk to a student advisor to learn more about specific details on each class or program.

      Payment & financial aid options

      DWC offers several flexible financial aid options to help you finance your education.  None of our financial aid tools will require a federal student loan or add severe interest penalties.

      If you are interested in scholarship opportunities, speak with a student advisor and discsuss eligibility requirements.

      Or learn more about flexible payment plan options that fit your monthly budget.

      Click here to learn more about financial aid options and get started.

      Homework expectations

      Homework varies from class to class, instructor to instructor.  It is recommended that you set aside 1-2x the class duration for homework/assignments (e.g. if in class 7 hours per week, expect 7-14 hours needed to complete homework/assignments).  

      What career services or internships do you offer?

      For full length programs, support and mentoring is included and you will be eligible to work one-on-one with a career counselor.

      Workshops for job search and resume writing are included in the cost of your program.  Our expert career advisors will help you prepare for the next steps of your career path.  Your success is our success.

      Click here to learn more about career counseling

      DWC partners with Parker-Dewey to offer micro-internships to our students.  These project-based internships are a great way for students to build real-world experience.  Learn more

      Talk to a student advisor to discuss career coaching & internship options today.