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Digital Video CS6: Foundations of Video Design and Production (full curriculum)

Curriculum Published 4/23/12 Last updated on 2/29/20
Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production is a yearlong, project-based curriculum that develops career and communication skills in digital video production, using Adobe tools.

Digital Video curriculum develops four key skill areas:

  • Project management and collaboration
  • Design
  • Research and communication
  • Professional video production, using video tools

Students develop these key skills in a spiral—each project adds more challenging skills onto foundation proficiencies. Students engage in skills to learn storytelling, capturing and editing video and audio, and finalizing content for DVD, web, or digital videotape. Adobe collaborated with a community of educators across the US and UK to develop the appropriate depth and breadth of each project.

Additionally, Adobe collaborated and co-developed this content with the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) to create standards-aligned, career-track course materials that focus on video design and production. Digital Video curriculum addresses each of these areas, using a project-based approach. Each project has phases that follow a design and development process from project planning and analysis to evaluation and distribution. Students gain experience through real-world projects that help them understand roles and processes across a broad range of careers involving digital video. To simulate a professional work environment, students gradually migrate their video work from an individual process to a group process, focused on personal and client work. The projects contain activities that require students to plan their communication and focus and then evaluate and improve their communications. Specific attention has been paid to developing concepts and principles for thorough, effective communication to multiple audiences. Each project guideline provides structure for the content and process of a project while allowing flexibility for the instructor to tailor the level of social and technical interaction appropriate for students. For example, you can manage client work within the school or open it up to involve the community at large.

This content prepares students for the Adobe Certified Associate, Video Communication using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 examination.

The Full curriculum PDF file is a PDF Portfolio, which cannot be viewed in your web browser. To view this PDF Portfolio, please save the file to your desktop and open with Acrobat 9 or Adobe Reader 9, or later.

For more information about the Adobe Certified Associate, Video Communication with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 exam and how to sign up to take the exam in your area, please visit the Adobe Certified Associate page.

Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

To complete this project, you will need:

- Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 installed on all machines
- Adobe After Effects CS6 installed on all machines
- Adobe Encore CS6 installed on all machines
- Adobe Story CS6 installed on all machines
- Adobe Audition CS6 installed on all machines
- Student technical guides and presentation
- Supporting assets

(Note: Images used in these technical guides are not provided due to copyright restrictions. Please utilize your own assets or have your students create them as part of the project.) 

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Dilki Nimasha

Posted on 5/14/20 4:21:23 PM Permalink


Kenneth Rivers

Posted on 8/3/12 1:53:33 PM Permalink

Deb Bergemann

Posted on 8/2/12 11:40:27 PM Permalink

I would like to receive the curriculum guidelines. Is that possible?

Adobe Education

Posted on 7/30/12 2:30:36 PM Permalink

@Kristofer - thanks for letting us know! Good luck this year and let us know how everything works our for you.

Kristofer Doran

Posted on 7/26/12 11:00:17 PM Permalink

I have been teaching Video/ Multimedia for four years...This year I am going to attempt using this curriculum and having my students attempt the certification.

Kenneth Rivers

Posted on 5/25/12 3:10:58 AM Permalink

I wish I had been able to use the material to teach this in Digital Video class but alas the school would not purchase Adobe Production Premium or even one part of the suite. We had to use Cor** Video Studio ... which is not in the same class as Premiere.


Posted on 5/24/12 4:06:11 PM Permalink