Certificates | BAVC


Certificates are the ideal way to get a truly personalized education at BAVC: we listen to your goals, assess your needs, and provide a tailored pathway to success. In addition to our career support services, our small class sizes offer opportunities for one-on-one attention from instructors. You’ll emerge with the technical skills and a rebooted professional network of fellow BAVC members to make you truly competitive.

Why get a certificate?

The U.S. Department of Labor, the State of California and leading employers all recognize BAVC certificate holders as having had comprehensive training in their selected field. BAVC Certificate students land new jobs, receive salary increases, start their own businesses and cultivate lifelong collaborators. 

What if I am unemployed? 

If you were recently laid off, check with the unemployment office to see if you qualify for a training stipend. Often this can cover the full cost of your certificate.


Flyer: Earn a BAVC Certificate While You're Unemployed

Current Certificates

Certificates are approximately 148 hours of training in BAVC classes and require four-six months to complete. Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable, and you pick the start date of your training. All BAVC certificates require you to have a portfolio.

Sometimes just referred to as "social," digital marketing is the modern day solution to reaching an audience. Buzzwords like data-driven, search engine optimization and Hootsuite point to the fact that Madison Avenue can no longer dictate what consumers should buy--instead, it's a bottom-up world, where word-of-mouth (or a tweet) is king. Learn how to shoot video for social marketing, how to create effective SEO, publish a WordPress site and analyze your web site traffic.

TechSF Eligible 
88 hours total

According to Cisco, video will make up 80% of internet content by 2021. If you're moving a message forward, dreaming of creating your own movie, looking to make your web site more compelling or you're simply a visual storyteller, it's time to learn video production. For reals.

TechSF Eligible 
104 hours total

BAVC's Video Post Production Certificate is for people who understand storytelling basics and embrace new technologies. Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere as well as the basics of Audio Postproduction, Color Correction and After Effects.

TechSF Eligible 
136 hours total

Fast Track Certificates

Fast Track certificates are great for targeting specific skill sets in a short amount of time. They take one-to-two months to complete and are composed of approximately 48-60 hours of BAVC classes. Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable, and you pick the start date. All BAVC certificates require you to have a portfolio.

If you really want to know what folks mean when they say "fix it post" enroll in the Editor Fast Track. You'll learn Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, audio postproduction, aesthetics of editing and color correction. Includes a BAVC membership for one year.  

64 hours total

Want to learn UX or web design on the fly? Start with these employer-prescribed building blocks: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and HTML5. Get in, get out, get smart. Includes one year membership at BAVC.

72 hours total

Jump into the movie-making business quickly with these 5 classes designed to get you shooting, producing and editing. BAVC provides all the equipment--you just bring your best ideas!

64 hours total

Enroll in this Digital Marketing Fast Track certificate program if you want to learn social media marketing wrapped in a perfect combo of analytical, creative and optimization skills. We'll help you get the word out and we daresay you'll have fun in the process! Includes one year BAVC membership.

48 hours total

Up your game with this straight-forward introduction to motion graphics and Adobe After Effects. Through these 4 classes, you'll learn the building blocks of motion graphics. Video editors can increase their hire-ability by knowing how Adobe After Effects works and how it integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer or Apple Final Cut Pro.

56 hours total