“The MGD department at RRCC has paved paths for me that I never knew existed. In the Videography AAS, I have discovered the limitless boundaries to my creativity, and I owe every bit of my success and career discovery of composing music for film, television and video games, to the VAMA department.” – Josh Horst (Videography AAS – Current Student) - 2020

Degrees and Certificates

Degrees Videography Degrees

Certificates Videography Certificates



Film and Videography Outlook

 The "U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics" and CareerOneStop states:

  • Film and video editors and camera operators median pay in 2021: $60,360 per year
  • Film and video editors $62,680 in May of 2021
  • The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 is 29% (average for all occupations is 8%)
  • 8,600 openings for film and video editors and camera operators are projected each year, on average, over the decade
  • Colorado's Median wage in Colorado is $60,360 
  • Top Film and Video Industry Segments (Market Share Reporter):
    • Cartoon motion picture production
    • Video tape production
    • Audio-visual program production
    • Commercials, television, tape or film
  • Broadcast, Sound, and Video Technicians median pay in 2021: $49,050 per year
    • 18,000 openings for broadcast, sound, and video technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
  • Lighting technicians and media and communication equipment workers, all other median pay in 2021: $61,890
  • Sound engineering technician median pay in 2021: $60,500
  • Where are they needed?
    • Typically work indoors in radio, television, movie, or recording studios
    • Hotels, offices, and schools
    • Meetings, concerts, sporting events, podcasts, and news conferences
  • Special Effects Artists and Animators, 16% (Much faster than average))
    • Median pay in 2021: $78,790 per year
    • 7,800 openings for special effects artists and animators are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
    • Denver area Annual mean wage $64,890-$110,370
    • Colorado Annual projected job openings: 220

Next Steps?!

Whether you are just beginning to explore video, a hobbyist looking to perfect your skills, or you have dreams of making a career out of video, the Red Rocks Community College VAMA Department has something for you.

Interested in learning more about the Videography program? Have questions about a class or the registration process?
Contact our Department Chair, Paul Weinrauch at 303-914-6615 or email today!

Want to work with the videgraher advisor on registration? Contact Becky Schutt at

Or start the registration process at Get Started.

Why choose Red Rocks Community College to improve your videography?

  • Personal attention - Many large universities offer courses with hundreds of students. Students have almost no interaction with their professors. At RRCC we offer personal attention to each student to help with planning and success in their education. And you can learn from professors active in the profession.
  • Cost - By completing all or part of your videography education at RRCC you avoid starting your career with a crushing amount of debt. For what you might pay for a semester at a major university you can nearly obtain an associate degree at RRCC. Even if you are just taking one or two classes, RRCC represents a value that cannot be matched anywhere. One 15-week class costs less than most weekend workshops through other venues.
  • Timeliness - Because our program is small we are able to adapt quickly to ongoing developments in the profession. While major universities may take years to create or alter course curricula, we are able to integrate the latest technology into our program quickly.
  • Equipment - Our computer labs, video and photo gear are state of the art and allow students to pursue their education using equipment that is used in the industry. This makes them competitive from the day they graduate.

What can I do with a degree or certificate from RRCC?

Career Paths / Options in Videography

  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Sporting events
  • News  
  • Television programs
  • Private ceremonies or Special Events
  • Weddings
  • Freelancer / business owner
  • Corporate documentaries and interviews
  • Studio camera operators
  • Motion pictures
  • Music videos

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