Professional Video Editing | Cleveland State University Professional Development Center in Cleveland


Professional Video Editing

Course Description

Videos work! They’re the simplest way to market your product or service around. Anyone who owns a smartphone has viewed or shared them, but a well-produced video will capture more viewers – drawing them into your website & peaking their interest. Through this course on creative editing, students will put together simple elements to produce an emotion-grabbing product that will showcase a client’s product or service, thus drawing in potential viewers to becoming actual customers. Students will learn how to produce that unique video with staying power – one that viewers will want to share time & time again – bringing your name to the forefront. Along with the basics of timeline non-linear editing techniques, students will learn how to export their completed project to various formats – to be used on websites, social media & other digital platforms.


16GB SD card and student can bring own camera, or use supplied equipment from CSU

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Offer creative ideas & professional techniques that can help make your video project a cut above the rest
  • Know the nonlinear digital video workflow for editing, with hands-on lessons in video editing on PC or Mac.
  • Understand how to add effects & transitions, and finally to exporting the finished product to various digital formats.

Course Content

  • Ingesting audio & video into computer
  • Basics of nonlinear editing
  • Setting up a Project & Sequence
  • Importing media
  • Organizing media & working with bins
  • Using the Source Monitor
  • Navigating the timeline
  • Working with Clips & Markers
  • Adding Transitions
  • Editing Techniques & moving clips
  • Adjusting clips motion, size, position & rotation
  • Editing & mixing audio
  • Adding video effects & color correction
  • Creation & use of Titles on digital platforms
  • Rendering & Exporting your project


Please contact our center if you are interested in this course. Email: Phone 216.687.6957


CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

CEUs: 1.4

Fee: $695

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.