Communication Media Technology
Program Entrance Recommendations:
Read and interpret technical material at grade level
Completion of Algebra I
Intermediate computer skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Effective communication skills
Strong depth and color perception
BCTC Career Pathways:
- Video/Film Producer
- Video/Film Director
- Video/Film Editor
- Camera Operator
- Production Assistant
- Communications Manager
- Production Manager
- Audio Engineer
- Technical Director
This program will introduce students to the art and science of digital media technology. Through two tracks of study, Video or Photography, students will develop an understanding of the various media technology used in today’s communication and media industries. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands on experiences and develop technical understanding by producing media productions and images, using industry standard software, hardware and camera equipment in both studio and field environments.
The core curriculum, in which all students will participate, will include training in creative development, the production cycle, engineering, TV/Video production, Photography, Lighting, Project Management, Budgeting, Audio Production, as well as distribution and social media. In addition, through a clustered learning experience, students will be educated in graphic/visual design and web design.
After completing the core curriculum, students will have the opportunity to specialize in either Photography or Video/TV for further and more intense study in the selected discipline.
The Adobe Creative Suite will be taught throughout the program including, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects & Audition.
This program will enhance students’ writing and communication, creative abilities, problem solving and technical/computer skills in preparation for college and employment.
Adobe Certified Associate - Visual Communication
Adobe Certified Associate – Video Communication
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Program Requirements/Costs: (approximate)
Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.
College Advance Credits
COMMUNICATION MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
by Herbert Zettl Year Published: 2018
(8th Edition) by Herbert Zettl
ISBN #978-1-305-95086-3 Cost: $93.75
The links provided for the book title will take you to Amazon.com or Cengage.com. Please notethat you are NOT required to purchase the book from Amazon or Cengage. You may purchase the book from any vendor.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Del Conte
B.S. in Electronic Media, Kutztown University. Teacher Certification Program, Temple University, PA Vocational II. Currently enrolled in MS of Classroom Technology, Wilkes University. Certificate in Corporate Video Production from the Maine Media Workshop in Rockport, Maine. Adobe Photoshop Certification. Adobe Premiere Certification. Experienced corporate media production manager with expertise in producing and managing electronic media including broadcast, web, video, print, streaming and interactive media. Extensive experience in producing live television programs around the world. Detailed knowledge of all aspects of media production from pre-production through postproduction. Won Telly Awards for producing and directing.