Burbank, CA (January 15, 2004)–Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Year, Video Symphony has been awarded National Accreditation by Washington, D.C.’s ACCET (The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.) The announcement was made by Mike Flanagan, founder and president of Video Symphony, a TV and film college and career center specializing in audio editing, video editing, and 3D/visual effects production for feature films, TV shows and DVDs, with the tagline “The Institute of Entertainment Post Production.”
Video Symphony’s National Accreditation is the culmination of an 18-month process. Video Symphony’s COO Andy Webb, and VP/controller Paula Thomas, spearheaded the process, working closely with ACCET to provide the extensive data necessary. VS had to show compliance with over 30 standards of performance tests, in the broad categories of instructors, curricula, satisfactory academic progress and completion of students, student placement, facility and equipment, management, and financial stability.
“We are delighted to have achieved this milestone,” said Flanagan. “This Accreditation provides us with a ‘stamp of approval’ by ACCET, signifying that we comply with the institutional standards of performance that are considered essential to a high-quality student education. The biggest challenge we needed to overcome was the structure of our courses and programs. We were founded as a corporate training, industry-certified, short-term training center, with courses that were two-three days long. Originally, students came in, took the classes, and were done. There were no ongoing standards of performance such as admissions requirements, testing, grading, completion time, and placement rate due to the nature of that short-term training.”