Adobe Premiere Pro Intermediate - Video Editing
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 12.0
Credit Value: 0.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2019
Prerequisites: APPL78027
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Adobe Creative Suite
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20190903_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: As of Fall 2019, our Adobe registration requirements will be changing. Students will need to register for the course at least three (3) days prior to the course start date. Upon registration, students will need to register with Adobe and download a license linked to their Sheridan username. A license can be downloaded by visiting Upon the start date of the course, students will only be able to participate in the course if they've downloaded the appropriate license and logged in with their username and password. Last minute registrations will not be accepted. For information regarding the downloading of licenses, please contact our IT department at (905) 845-9430 ext. 2150 prior to the start date of your class.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Examine practical standard definition, 16:9 and HD editing. Study the essentials and discover the benefits of HD capturing and editing. QuickPRO will be demonstrated and an Introduction to After Effects is applied. Learn codec outputs for Web and widescreen TV and HD. Create a personal DVD.

Program Context

Adobe Creative Suite Program Coordinator(s): N/A

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to prepare a Premiere Pro video for web or DVD by utilizing the 'Tool Box', titling, background creation, alpha channels, 'Timeline', 'Canvas', digital video parameters, transitions and effects.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Prepare a Premiere Pro video for web or DVD upload
  2. Recognize the importance of the (Tool Box) workspace and when to use
  3. Processing HD images
  4. Explain basic After Effects skills through titling, background creation, alpha channels, and exporting and importing files
  5. Compose intermediate Premiere video preparation skills
  6. Use the 'Timeline' and the 'Canvas' correctly in terms of video preparation
  7. Detect frame rate and other digital video parameters
  8. Apply transitions, effects, text, video, audio, music, and voice over editing effectively
  9. Import and export video content using Adobe Media Encoder

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Pass / Fail Evaluation100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Students will receive a mark of satisfactory upon completion of this course.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s): N/A
Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education Students
Course Details:

Students can expect the workshop to contain:

Image Preparation And Photoshop

  • Tool bar overview
  • Image size resolution (CMYK vs. RGB)
  • Preparing HD images for Premiere Pro
  • PNG vs. PSD vs. JPEG
  • Tool Box (Workspace)
  • Saving image files for Premiere Pro

Introduction to After Effects

  • Importing files
  • Basic titling
  • Creating backgrounds
  • Working with alpha channels 
  • Epxorting files for Premiere Pro

Video Preparation

  • Launching Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Setting scratch discs
  • Creating project name
  • Creating sequence parameters
  • Interface overview
  • Importing footage
  • Importing still imagery
  • Working in the timeline
  • The Timeline and the Canvas
  • Understanding sequence settings
  • Saving the project

Digital Video Parameters

  • Importing video parameters
  • Determine frame rate
  • Drop Frame vs. Non-Drop Frame
  • Aspect Ratio

DV Editing

  • Adding video and audio tracks
  • Adding music and voice over
  • Setting in and out points
  • The tool box functions
  • Reading time code
  • Applying transitions and effects
  • Adding text
  • Using keyframes
  • Edit a one-minute video 


  • Exporting using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Reviewing your export
  • Preparing video for web and DVD
  • Using Quicktime Pro features

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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