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About Key Code Education

Our Team

The Powerhouses of Key Code Education

Mike Cavanagh


Johnathon Amayo

Chief Academic Officer

Veronica Warner

Education Manager

Mission Statement

At Key Code Education, we aim to shape the entertainment professionals of tomorrow by fostering an educational experience rooted in collaboration and innovation. We seek to inspire students to excellence in a project-oriented learning environment designed to unleash the imagination and bring creative ideas to fruition under the mentorship of industry professionals. At the crossroads of art and commerce, we wish to train our students to think like entrepreneurs.

We challenge them to embrace the rapidly changing technological landscape that shapes the future of entertainment. We ask them to think critically, solve problems, and deliver their ideas to the world with integrity using available social and digital platforms. We celebrate freedom of thought while nurturing the confidence required in expression.

A Community for Creators

At the heart of Key Code Education is the desire to build a community that storytellers can use to expand their knowledge, grow their capability, and collaborate with other creative individuals. A division within Key Code Media that leverages its unique position in the industry as leaders of technology and creative tools; Key Code Education offers classes in all aspects of production and post-production.

Key Code Education aims to provide content creators with the skills, systems, and strategy to accomplish any projects and achieve your wildest dreams.

“We want to empower the storyteller by making the tools transparent to use. This allows the focus to be on the story and not how to create it.”

Johnathon Amayo
   Chief Academic Officer

At Key Code Education, we’ve separated production and post-production training into three distinct categories.

Vendor-Certified Training

Developed by the companies behind the technology and tools, vendor-based training includes education on the core functionality of the software or system. Avid Technology, Inc., Adobe, Apple, and Blackmagic are just a few of the vendors who have created a comprehensive curriculum. These courses are delivered by a vendor-certified instructor with certified courseware and exercises. All courses include hands-on experience with the system and software.

Industry Certifications

Developed by Key Code Education to meet the ever demanding needs of professionals in the film and television industry. Unlike vendor training which focuses on the tool, Industry Certifications focus on how to use the tool for a particular job. Key Code Education offers certifications for Post CoordinatorsAssistant EditorsDirectors, and much more. Key Code Education also offers courses in aesthetics and industry basics for individuals just starting out.

Engineering Qualifications

Key Code Education is spearheading education for engineers in both production and post-production. Key Code Education offers Avid’s Certified Support Representative (ACSR) program which includes engineering classes for Media Composer (MC400), Adobe Premiere (PR400), NEXIS (NX423), DaVinci Resolve (DR400), and many more technology partners soon.

Continuing Education

State of California Subsidized


The Bureau protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combatting unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach.

Key Code Education is an approved Non-Accredited Institution (Institution Code: 66733992. More information here).


The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to well-paying, long-term jobs. The ETP was created in 1982 by the California State Legislature and is funded by California employers through a special payroll tax. The ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency. Businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide training.

Key Code Education is now accepting applications to assist in applying for funds and other aspects of participation.