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Media Technologies

Program description. The Media Technologies program encompasses related career-technical disciplines in four general concentrations: Communication Graphics Technology, Photography, Video Production Technology and Web Technology. Students will earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects industry workflows and trends. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.

The Media Technologies program is designed to offer greater flexibility to students who can, working with an advisor, design a custom curriculum best suited to their needs and interests. The program offers certificates for those needing broader, deeper and/or upgraded training. To learn more about these options, see the Certificate Programs section of this Catalog.

Communication Graphics Technology concentration. The Communication Graphics Technology concentration educates students in the art of visual communications. The student receives hands-on training in visual fundamentals, problem-solving and visual/verbal concept development for advertising, graphic design, and illustration. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer-enhanced technology and contemporary software applications throughout the program to support the development of professional portfolios.

Typical job opportunities: Design consulting firms, advertising agencies, electronic prepress service bureaus, media outlets and printing companies, in-house agencies, Web page design and development firms, and freelance practice

Photography concentration. The Photography concentration is designed to give students a balanced, practical foundation for entering the profession in the digital age. All of the facilities are digital, with industry-standard tools incorporated into the course material. Students are shown the tools and techniques needed to build a foundation for nearly any photography career. Camera mastery, studio portrait and still life lighting, photojournalism, and digital imaging are among the skills developed. Learning these core skill sets allows the aspiring photographers to be able to express themselves more creatively and communicate more effectively through their photography.

Typical job opportunities: Freelance photographer/studio owner; corporate or industrial photographer; staff, wedding, portrait, photojournalism, editorial, travel, nature, lifestyle, stock, and education photographer

Video Production Technology concentration. The Video Production Technology concentration offers condensed but intensive hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and processes. Students learn to work in a broadcast studio and on location. (They use commercially popular equipment and software.) They are offered basic and advanced training in scriptwriting, audio recording and mixing, electronic cinematography and lighting, producing, directing, budgeting and editing. Course content covers the three phases of digital video production.

Typical job opportunities: Videographer, editor, video illustrator and production assistant

Web Technology concentration. The Web Technology concentration offers hands-on experience in designing Web pages and developing Web sites. Students develop and maintain Web sites using authoring and scripting languages, create content and digital media, manage and deploy e-business solutions servers, manage Web servers and maintain Web sites for small- to large-scale enterprises. The concentration is delivered completely over the internet, with many courses taught in the classroom as well, enabling students to choose the course delivery method best suited to their learning styles.

Typical job opportunities: E-commerce specialist, Webmaster, Web site designer, Web site developer, online services manager and Web site manager

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program goals. After successfully completing the Media Technologies program, the graduate will be equipped to do the following:

  1. Create media that communicate the desired message to the intended audience.
  2. Use a wide variety of industry-standard equipment, techniques, software, hardware and materials to produce the appropriate content.
  3. Demonstrate various styles in communications media that display a grasp of both design and communication principles and techniques.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques and equipment that facilitate adaptation to constantly changing media.
  5. Understand and respect the rights and responsibilities of the artist, subject, client, user and employer, including intellectual property rights.
  6. Create a portfolio demonstrating design and communication skills, technical competence, and industry standards and practices.

Contact: Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483

Media Technologies/Communication Graphics Technology Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester I (Fall)
ARTP 1010 Drawing I 3
CGT 1030 Introduction to Macintosh Graphic Design 3
CGT 1950 Design Fundamentals 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MDT 1000 Introduction to Media Technologies 3
Semester II (Spring)
CGT 1040 Digital Photography 3
CGT 1105 Digital Graphic Design I 4
CGT 1110 Typography 3
CGT 1911 Portfolio 1
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester III (Fall)
CGT 2005 Digital Graphic Design II 4
CGT 2040 Computer Illustration 3
CGT 2140 Desktop Publishing 3
GEN ED 2 General Education Elective 3-5
MATH/NS 1 Mathematics/Natural Sciences Elective 3-5
Semester IV (Spring)
CGT 2105 Digital Graphic Design III 4
MDT 3 Media Technologies Electives 6
MDT 2998 Media Technologies Internship 2
SBS 1 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

HUM/FA/MATH/NS/SBS 1 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.
GEN ED 2 Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/ Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education section of this Catalog.
MDT 3 Electives to be chosen from CGT 1510, 2045, 2050, 2160, 2240; PHO 2060; VPT 1030; WEB 2000, 2110, 2120, 2400 based on students’ career needs and interests. Electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.

 

Media Technologies/Photography Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester I (Fall)
PHO 1000 Photography I 3
CGT 1030 Introduction to Macintosh Graphic Design 3
MDT 1000 Introduction to Media Technologies 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH/NS 1 Mathematics/Natural Sciences Elective 3-5
Semester II (Spring)
PHO 1100 Photography II 3
PHO 1700 Introduction to Studio Photography 3
PHO 2010 Digital Imaging & Workflow 3
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (ARTH 2020 recommended) 3
SBS 1 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
PHO 1890 Photography Portfolio I 1
Semester III (Fall)
CORE 2 Core Photography Requirements 6
PHO 2060 Advanced Digital Imaging Techniques 3
MDT 3 Media Technologies Elective 3
GEN ED 4 General Education Elective 3-5
Semester IV (Spring)
CORE 2 Core Photography Requirement 3
PHO 5 Photography Elective 3
MDT 2800 Professional Practices 3
MDT 2998 * Media Technologies Internship 3
PHO 2890 * Photography Portfolio II 2
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

MATH/NS/HUM/FA/SBS 1 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.
CORE 2 Requirements to be chosen from PHO 2200, 2300 or 2400, with the order based on students’ career needs and interests. All courses require prerequisites. All core requirements must be passed in order to graduate.
MDT 3 Elective to be chosen from an unduplicated course: CGT 1105, 1950; PHO 1200, 2100, 2500; VPT 1045, 1220; WEB 1600 based on students’ career needs and interests. Elective must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.
GEN ED 4 Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/ Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education section of this Catalog. Students should check with advisor for relevant electives.
PHO 5 Elective to be chosen from an unduplicated course: COMM 1010, 1020; JOU 2030; MKT 2200; PHO 1200, 2100, 2500, 2700, 2950 based on students’ career needs and interests. Elective must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.
* It is recommended that capstone courses be taken in the final semester for students completing the sequence in four semesters. Those students completing the sequence in more than four semesters should consider enrolling in capstone courses in the fall semester prior to graduation.

 

Media Technologies/Video Production Technology Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

 

Semester I (Fall)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MDT 1000 Introduction to Media Technologies 3
VPT 1030 Introduction to Desktop Video/Audio 3
VPT 1045 Technical Video Production 3
VPT 1090 Campus Broadcast I: Studio Operations 3
Semester II (Spring)
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
VPT 1015 Sound Production 3
VPT 1210 Video Editing 4
VPT 1400 Scriptwriting for Mass Media 3
VPT 1500 Campus Broadcast II: Producing & Directing for TV 3
Semester III (Fall)
GEN ED 2 General Education Elective 3-5
MATH/NS 1 Mathematics/Natural Sciences Elective 3-5
MDT 3 Media Technologies Elective 3
VPT 2330 Budgeted Production 3
VPT 2500 Campus Broadcast III: Electronic Field Production 3
Semester IV (Spring)
MDT 2998 Media Technologies Internship 2
MDT 3 Media Technologies Elective 3
SBS 1 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
VPT 2770 Documentary Production 3
VPT 2910 Campus Broadcast IV: Program Production Management 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

HUM/FA/MATH/NS/SBS 1 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.
GEN ED 2 Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/ Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education section of this Catalog
MDT 3 Electives to be chosen from CGT 1030, 1950; MDT 2100; MUS 1300; PHO 1000, 1100, 2060; VPT 1020, 1022, 1050, 1220, 2015, 2016, 2220, 2215, 2400, 2660, 2960; WEB 2120 based on students’ career needs and interests. Electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.

 

Media Technologies/Web Technology Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

 

Semester I (Fall)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MDT 1000 Introduction to Media Technologies 3
WEB 1600 Web Design I: Introduction to Web Technology 3
MDT 1950 Design for Digital Screens 3
Semester II (Spring)
MATH/NS 1 Mathematics/Natural Sciences Elective 3-5
MDT 2100 Photoshop Essentials 3
WEB 2010 Web Design II: Design Fundamentals 3
WEB 2000 Dreamweaver/Fireworks 3
GEN ED 2 General Education Elective 3-5
Semester III (Fall)
WEB 2220 E-Commerce 3
WEB 2110 Flash 3
WEB 2300 JavaScript 3
WEB 2350 XML 3
MDT 3 Media Technologies Elective 3
WEB 2703 Adobe Acrobat 1
Semester IV (Spring)
WEB 2812 Web Design III: Advanced Site Design 3
MDT 3 Media Technologies Elective 3
WEB 2400 Web Project Management 3
MDT 2998 Media Technologies Internship 1
WEB 2902 Web Team Practicum 1
SBS 1 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

HUM/FA/MATH/NS/SBS 1 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives. Web Technology students are strongly encouraged to take either ARTH 2010 or ARTH 2020 as a Humanities/Fine Arts elective.
GEN ED 2 Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/ Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education section of this Catalog.
MDT 3 Electives to be chosen from CGT 1030, 1040; PHO 1000, 2060; VPT 1030, 1220; WEB 2115, 2120, 2401, 2501, 2710, 2811 based on students’ career needs and interests. Electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.
Note : Students planning to pursue careers in a Web application developer field need the following electives in the order listed: CSIT 1810, WEB 2603.

 

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