Digital Media Technology

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Course Description

Digital Media Technology students will experience an overview of graphic design, video production, and video game development.

Students will work on actual design projects for the community (including logos, posters, signs, and t-shirt designs) using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.  This class teaches students to create complex animations and working video games using Adobe Flash, GameMaker, DragonFrame, the Unreal Development Kit, and Autodesk 3dsMax.  Students learn to produce and distribute quality digital video with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Encore.

Course Content

• Graphic design & publishing
• Digital video production & visual effects
• Video game development
• 2D and 3D animation techniques
• Digital commercial & studio photography
• Logo design
• Specialty vinyl, screen, and print graphics
• Audio production

College Credit

Students are eligible to earn up to six college credits from Tompkins Cortland Community College.

3 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3  — COMM 155 (Introduction to Digital Video)
1 Concurrent Enrollment Credit from TC3  — COMM 111 (Foundations of Digital Editing)
1 Concurrent Enrollment Credit from TC3  — COMM 112 (Foundations of Motion Graphics)
1 Concurrent Enrollment Credit from TC3  — COMM 145 (DVD Authoring)

 College Agreements:

  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Bryant & Stratton

Career Opportunities Can Include:

  • Software Engineer
  • Flash Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Digital Artist
  • Game Art
  • Animation Designer
  • Animation System Programmer
  • Video Editor
  • Video Systems Technician
  • Video Production Coordinator
  • Digital Video Analyst

NYS Area Colleges with Related Majors:

Graphic Design, Media Arts and/or Multi-Media

Ithaca College

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Alfred State College

Monroe Community College

Cayuga Community College

Tompkins Cortland Community College

SUNY Cobleskill

SUNY Canton

SUNY Oneonta

 Program Considerations:

• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Work cooperatively in front of and
behind the camera
• Possess fine motor skills
• Work individually and as a
team member
• Attentive to details
• Have an interest in the arts

 Industry-based Certification:

Adobe Certified Associate in:
• Visual Communication
• Interactive Media
• Video Communication