Video and Multimedia Technology
Students interested in technology and design find the combination they're looking for in the College's associate degree program in Video and Multimedia Technology:
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
1. Concentration in New Media
The New Media option within the Video & Multimedia Technology program focuses on developing technical skills used in new media applications such as the internet technologies and multimedia production. Students are introduced to computer networking and operating systems as well as a variety of popular software applications currently being used in this industry. Application courses give students an opportunity to apply various multimedia and computer graphics techniques to ongoing projects. Animation is offered in both 2D and 3D formats integrated within multimedia and web applications. Interactivity is explored in a series of multimedia courses where students learn how to combine a variety of images, sound, video and animations into interactive programs for distribution on CD, DVD or over the internet. Students completing this option will typically find employment in emerging internet content development companies or as computer graphics specialists working in a variety of settings.
2. Concentration in Video Production
The Video Production option of the Video & Multimedia Technology program focuses on developing technical skills used in traditional film and television production. Students are introduced to studio and multi camera production environments where they learn how to work with directors and other members of the production team to produce live or “live-to-tape” programming. Emphasis is placed on developing strong production skills including: camera operation, technical directing, audio mixing, microphone placement and lighting as well as basic staging and camera blocking techniques.
High School Course Recommendations
The following courses are not required for entrance into the program, but they are highly recommended.
Continuing Your Education
Graduates from of the Associate Degree in Video & Multimedia Technology (either New Media or Video Production options) who wish to earn a Baccalaureate Degree can take advantage of a proposed formal "2+2" articulation agreement with the Media Studies department at the University of Southern Maine. This program allows them to enter the University with junior year status. Associate Degree graduates can also transfer a full two years of credits toward a Baccalaureate Degree in Applied Technical Education or Applied Technical Leadership at the University of Southern Maine. They may also transfer two years of credits toward a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration at Husson College.