Discover Video Production at the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts

Video production is a powerful medium permeating all segments of society. With the growth of streaming platforms and remote work, the possibilities for the future video production are endless. The need for qualified production professionals is growing daily and the Sheffield Institute of the Recording Arts is ready to address that need. The VideoWorks program is a comprehensive education covering all aspects of video production from pre-production through post-production.

Our Video Production School

Upon successful completion of the VideoWorks program, graduates will be qualified to apply for entry-level employment in one or more of the following positions:

  • Assistant Editor
  • Camera Operator
  • Camera Assistant
  • Grip
  • Videographer
  • Production Assistant
  • Associate/Assistant Producer
  • Boom Operator
  • Sound Trainee
  • 1st/2nd Assistant Director

Our video production classes consist of 130 hours of lectures and 198 hours of labs for a total 328 hours of instruction. The typical full-time class is four days a week, four hours per day, for 23 to 26 weeks; part-time is two days a week, four hours per day, for 45 to 49 weeks. Our campus is located near Baltimore in Maryland.

If you’re interested in video production and film editing, contact the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts today. 

Meet Your Instructors

Jeff Otradovec
Jeff is a filmmaker and artist teaching practical applications and the creative process behind video production.

At our school, The Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts we teach future industry professionals about audio engineering. Our staff of industry professionals provide hands-on learning experiences while immersing students in a real-world environment.

The Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts is approved by The Maryland Higher Education Commission.


Prospective students applying for initial admission to our recording arts school in Baltimore, Maryland are required to provide a copy of their high school diploma, transcript, or GED equivalent.

Students registering will need to bring:

$25 Registration Fee

Proof of Graduation (High School Diploma or GED)

Each student will be given a personal tour of our recording arts school. You'll get the chance to see our facilities firsthand and get a glimpse of our professional-grade mixing, sound, and video recording equipment. At that time an interview with one of our school officials will be used to determine the student's level of motivation. Students must possess the minimum verbal and written communication skills needed to be successful.

Prior to beginning any video or recording arts courses, each student will participate in an orientation meeting designed to familiarize you with our recording arts programs and school culture. Students will be given a review of the school policies, receive program documents and have a picture taken for their student identification badge.

If you would like more information about any of our programs please visit our AudioWorks, VideoWorks, and TechWorks program pages.

The easiest way to learn more is to fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you within 24-hours. We love hosting prospective students and look forward to inviting you to take a tour of Sheffield!