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Video and Multimedia Technology

Program Overview

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:

  • The Video Production concentration develops technical skills used in traditional film and television production, including camera operation, technical directing, audio mixing, microphone placement, lighting, staging, and camera blocking.

  • New Media students explore interactivity, multimedia, and computer graphics in preparation for careers with Internet or computer graphics firms.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate language, visual images and sounds using a variety of digital media formats to influence thought, emotions, and behaviors.

  • Analyze and assess the influence of mass media on individual perceptions, social behaviors and cultural change.

  • Explore and develop personal approaches to visual representation of ideas and concepts with regard to aesthetic style, design fundamentals and audience demands.

  • Demonstrate a professional and responsible attitude towards care of equipment, personal organizational skills and workplace safety.

  • Analyze, assess and critique media productions for accuracy of information, audience relevance, aesthetic style, balance of perspectives and overall effectiveness.

  • Demonstrate a respect for a diversity of ideas and concepts within a group environment and the ability to effectively communicate personal viewpoints and criticism when appropriate.

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Program Options

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.

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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.

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High School Course Recommendations

The following courses are not required for entrance into the program, but they are highly recommended.

Algebra I

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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.

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