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:
- Audio/Video Equipment Technician
- Commercial/Industrial Photographer
- Photographic Process Worker
- Portrait/Wedding Photographer
- Production Assistant
- Video Camera Operator
- Video Editor
- Video Producer/Director
This combined program will introduce students to the art and science of digital media technology. Through two tracks of study, Video and Photography, students will develop an understanding of the various technology and techniques used in today’s communication, media, film and streaming industries. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences and develop technical understanding by producing digital media and content for various platforms using industry standard software, hardware and camera equipment in both studio and field environments.
The core curriculum, in which all students will participate, includes training in creative development, the production cycle, TV/video/film production, photography, lighting, project management, budgeting, audio production, photo and video editing, 360-degree/VR and drone technology, distribution and streaming media. In addition, students will be educated in graphic and visual design through clustered learning experiences.
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.
CHANGES COMING FOR 2020-2021
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
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.