Learning with BAVC Media is better than ever.

You won’t find a better way to learn video production, podcasting, Adobe Creative Suite, or postproduction workflows anywhere.

BAVC trains people like you to use creative tools and platforms from Adobe After Effects to Interviewing Techniques to Video Production Bootcamp. We believe in project-based learning and have decades of experience helping our students change careers, jumpstart their passion projects, and gain the skills and confidence they need to bring their creative ideas to life.

Because our classes are capped at 10 students, you’ll get personalized instruction and attention from our instructors, who are all working professionals. You’ll be able to work through hands-on exercises, get your questions answered and even participate in networking (if you want). Our online, live classes are like nothing else out there on the web. You’re not learning in a void and you’re not part of a massive class.

What’s more, your tuition directly supports BAVC Media’s programming that helps foster a more diverse, equitable, and vibrant media landscape. Unlike learning at for-profit training centers, when you take a class at BAVC Media, you’re investing in yourself, the community and in independent media – not corporate profit.

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As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this online catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement.  You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet (see below), which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

  • You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
  • Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
  • You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies:
  • You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
  • Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  • The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  • The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  • The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  • There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA  95798-0818, www.bppe.ca.gov, (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site (www.bppe.ca.gov).

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01. Create An Account

If you already have an account with BAVC Media, you still need to create a new account for our new online learning platform. If you don’t have an existing account, welcome!

02. Select A Class

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03. Get Smarter

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