Bachelors In Video Editing
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 16, 2023
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Create Engaging, Meaningful Content by Earning Your Degree in Video Editing

Are you intrigued by the way a film, movie, or video is edited to inspire a specific emotion in its audience? Are you interested in engaging others with content that has been cultivated to excite, entertain, inform, or motivate? If that sounds like you, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Journalism – Video Editing is a degree that can help you take these interests and turn them into your career.

If you enjoy video editing, and you want to create something special, you can with our video editing program. You could pursue a variety of careers and positions, such as videographer or editor, virtual reality designer or producer, documentary filmmaker, or vlogger. Start your degree now, and set yourself up for an exciting career in video editing!

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Digital Media and Journalism Program?

At Liberty University, our mission is Training Champions for Christ, so we strive for excellence in all that we do. Here are some of the things you can look forward to in your digital media and journalism program:

  • Each of your courses will be integrated with biblical principles so you can learn to incorporate Christian ethics into your profession and be a leader of integrity.
  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This means you can have confidence that your program has met rigorous accreditation standards and will help you land your dream job.
  • Your professors have years of real-life digital media and journalism experience to share with you. Plus, they care about your progress spiritually – as well as academically – and are committed to praying for you and mentoring you.
  • You are guaranteed hands-on experience in your field and networking opportunities with a required practicum and internship.

What Will You Learn in Our Video Editing Specialization?

With video editing, you can take raw content and turn it into a moving, entertaining, inspiring, encouraging, or informative film. Our degree will provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills you’ll need to pursue a career in video editing. Some of the topics you’ll study include editing and effects, sound design, virtual reality design and production, and advanced theories and techniques of editing.

In your core major courses, you will learn all the skills you’ll need to excel in media or journalism. Some of the things you’ll study include:

  • Ethical principles for working in the media industry
  • How society and cultures affect media and vice versa
  • How to write for various mediums including the news, social media, and digital formats
  • Television studio production
  • The fundamentals of editing, audio and video production, and media writing
  • The role and responsibilities of the digital producer

Review the Degree Completion Plan (coming soon), and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

DIGI 310 – The Digital Producer and Director

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Digital program development
  • How to create a show concept from research and development to proposal
  • Network, cable, and web distribution overviews
  • Producer and director job functions
  • Strategies related to news, comedy, talk, reality, and daytime and nighttime drama

DIGI 333 – Intermediate Video Production

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The theory and practice in planning, directing, and producing various video productions
  • Skill development and production techniques

DIGI 370 – Studio Production

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The positions and equipment involved in studio production, the founding techniques of this craft, and the language and discipline of the studio environment
  • The professional function of the various studio production positions

JOUR 220 – News Writing and Reporting I

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A survey of media journalism formats and writing techniques
  • How to write objective news stories, produce copy for broadcast news stories, and create online news stories
  • The basic techniques used by the journalism professional to inform audiences for broadcast and written media
  • The basics of blogging
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.S. in Digital Media and Journalism Program

  • Our curriculum focuses on experiential and hands-on learning.
  • Learn and train with over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
  • Build your professional portfolio while working in our radio and television studios, an on-campus sports network, client promotional projects, our student-run public relations firm, and our school newspaper.
  • Our degrees are career-focused. All of our instructors have both academic and professional credentials, and many of them are working in their field as they teach. You can be confident that you are getting an excellent education taught by current industry professionals.
  • Our degrees emphasize integrity. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we aim to help raise the next generation of media professionals with unshakable ethics grounded in the Christian faith.

Digital Media and Journalism Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Video Editing Graduates

  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Video editor
  • Videographer
  • Virtual reality designer/producer
  • Vlogger

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Admission essay
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.