Curriculum & Programs

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The Industry Media Arts' curriculum and programs designed for your organization or community will encompass media studies and production training. We provide hands-on-exercises in areas ranging from development to distribution which includes writing, producing, directing, recording, editing, and hands-on-exercises focused towards industry standards for distribution in today's media landscape. We will introduce students to industry standards of media development, production, and distribution. 

 

A solid foundation in the core concepts and principles of media production will be stressed. Focusing on the importance of organization and experimentation within the production process will allow students to expand their creativity while giving them a solid foundation and a working knowledge of project management. Students will learn the lessons they need to understand today’s media industry and will continue to apply even as the technology associated with media development, production, and distribution is upgraded.  Technologies will change and progress through time and our curriculum will give students the tools they need to navigate these changes in the industry as they occur. 

Methodology and Instruction
 

Our courses are designed to create a pre to postproduction experience for the media studies student. The workflow from development to postproduction is aided by camera equipment and computer workstations.  This will enable the student’s freedom and creativity to develop throughout their time in the classroom. A creative and educational environment encourages students to think creatively to solve problems, experiment with new ideas, and learn from mistakes. Often there will be criticisms in class that will be vital to the progression of a project.  This constructive criticism is encouraged as media professionals typically work as a team and an open line of communication is necessary for a successful final product. 

The nature of our media courses require direct instruction with the production equipment, as well as instruction with planning, organizing and producing, but should also allow students the time to independently figure out answers to their own questions. These troubleshooting skills will be useful when adapting to future technologies and production situations. Discussions about the industry and opinions from the students will aid in analyzing the world around them.  The success of the student is measured not only by how well they can produce a story, but how well they can apply their skills learned in this class to academic and other real-life situations.

Course Description and Materials
 

The typical course developed by Industry Media Arts provides an understanding of the media industry along with the fundamental process of planning, executing and completing a production for final delivery.  Our students typically concentrate on completing a feature story while conducting various tests with equipment and editing techniques. In certain programs the students also learn how to develop a show rundown for longer formats and sometimes will go as far as producing a full "live-to-tape" news program. The fundamentals of planning, executing and completing a production will utilize various aspects of concepts learned in media studies combined with media production. 

Course Materials for Field Production:

Digital Cameras (Canon, Sony and Panasonic)
Tripods

Lighting Packages
Grip Equipment

Editing Workstations
 

Course Materials for Studio Production:
Studio Cameras
Lighting Grid/Board
Audio Room
Control Room
Graphics
Playback
Teleprompter
Editing Workstations


 

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