DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM
The Digital Media specialization will give students the added components of photography, Videography, and logic pro. These components along with Digital Media will help to better equip students for the workforce. As well as the start commonalities between Computer and Network Engineer and the need for the modern day Music Engineer to have the same set of skills as the Computer and Network Engineer.
The Music Engineer component is designed to introduce students to recording in computerized and networking environments and provides technical training in sound recording, from setup to mix-down. You will also get detailed discussions and animations of technical terms, computerized recording concepts and techniques, editing with the computer and software music production and editing. Training consists of project planning as well as preproduction, production, and postproduction. It will also provide students with a foundation for computer networking engineering basics which is an essential requirement for being an effective Digital Media Specialist.
Digital Media Course Descriptions
Introduction to Computers
In this course students will learn about the significant role of computers in business and society. Students will be introduced to concepts addressing computer hardware and software, networking, multimedia, telecommunications, careers in the Information Technology field, and current computer-related issues. This course has a computer lab component where students get hands-on experience using a current integrated software package (MicrosoftTM Office®) to better understand how computers are used in a business environment.
In this course students will learn how to prepare a resume, organize a job search, complete a job application, interview effectively, project a positive and responsible attitude, negotiate salary, and more.
A+ Hardware & operating Systems
This course provides the competencies and skills needed to repair and maintain PC’s. A+ certification provides the essential prerequisite knowledge for candidates pursuing other certificates such as the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Certification is achieved by passing two computer based exams at any authorized testing center. The core exam tests the candidates’ fundamental knowledge of service procedures and computer hardware while the elective exam measures the candidate’s knowledge of installation and support of DOS and Windows systems and applications.
Windows Desktop OS I
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure MS Windows XP and 7 on stand-alone computers and on client computers that are part of a workgroup or a domain
Introduction to Digital Media
An introductory course in visual design principles and concepts as applied to digital media-based projects with emphasis on the use of raster and vector graphic development tools.
Computerized Sound Recording I & II
This class gives students hands on view of the studio recording process. Concepts covered include software interfaces including Pro Tools, digital audio editing, plug in effects. The design of this course is also to guide students through operating certain advanced parts or functions of Pro Tools and focuses on advance sound editing and miking.
Intro to DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
This course prepares students to utilize equipment in the DAW to record and engineer sound.
Digital Media Business & Social Media Marketing
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of conducting business in the audio industry. Topics include publishing, copyright, networking and marketing. Social media marketing refers to the process of gaining traffic or attention through social media sites. Students will learn to utilize streams of social media such as Facebook, twitter, and more to market themselves and their business.
This course will teach students to operate Apple Macintosh Computers by becoming familiar with the operating system and Apple hardware.
Introductory Course that focuses on skills needed to structure and organize complex visual communications in both traditional and digital environments. Emphasis on conceptual development, structural organization of information and interplay of form and verbal content to effectively communicate ideas. Students will learn to think critically and become familiar with various tools and techniques used to produce professional work in the fields of graphic design and illustration.
Programming I (HTML/CSS)
This course provides the student with the ability to understand and create HTML formatting in order to develop a web page. Learn to format text, create forms, links clickable images and incorporate graphics, multimedia sounds, and video into Web pages. Students will learn how to use CSS for formatting and positioning within a web page, utilize the various selector types in CSS and when to use each.
Open Source Platform/PHP
Using Open Source Content Management System (CMS) to Build and Manage Web sites at the end of this class, students will learn to use open source CMS tools such as Joomla to build, update and maintain advanced websites.
Students will learn to add content and PHP modules and plug-ins to extend the functionality of web sites. They will learn to build web site templates using WYSIWYG tools that are compatible with Joomla CMS. Adding Payment modules, Login & Authentication modules, Multimedia modules etc will be demonstrated and learnt. Students will learn to build websites using JOOMLA and learn to add modules to extend the functionality of the web content.
Introduction to Videography
Introduction to Videography is designed to give beginning students the basic tools to create video projects. Students will develop the skills of video production using video equipment and computer editing software. Principles of video basics, editing, production, titles, effects and final presentation will be covered. Learn how to create videos, edit your material, and create a working DVD.
Introduction to Photography
This course is a basic introduction to photography.
Students will learn how to see the world through the camera and to develop a language of photography as an image-making medium investigating new technologies utilizing the digital image and the computer. In particular, students will learn about light, different types of 35mm cameras (SLR, point/shoot, ABS), film technology, special effects, the basics of Photoshop and the history of photography.