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The Video, Sound, and Music Production program introduces students to the art and science of media. In this program, students develop digital media with a purposeful design that emphasizes the story. This requires critical thinking, literacy and communication proficiency with a heavy emphasis on group interaction and collaboration, including peer-critiques. Through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on experience, students will be well prepared for success in today’s rapidly growing communication fields. Competencies include photography, cinematography, graphic design, television production, streaming video and audio production, as well as electronic computer imaging, motion graphics, and animation.


Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, students apply their knowledge and skills to create professional media for broadcast, corporate communications, web-based content, and entertainment. A variety of software applications are taught including Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition, GarageBand, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Microsoft Office.  This program will enhance computer literacy, build communication skills and yield work samples for an impressive portfolio in preparation for college and employment. This course helps students to improve personal motivation and responsibility. If you have the drive to create and express yourself and love exploring new technologies, then this program may be right for you.

Title: Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services
PA Code: 10.9999 
Career Cluster: Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 

Well, what is multimedia design? Both roles will focus on multiple expressions of design and media in the digital format. You will need to have competencies in Graphic Design, photography, videography, video editing, and social media posts/designs, and the list continues to grow.
This program prepares individuals to apply knowledge and skills in the field of multimedia technology. Multimedia technology specialists provide services in a variety of areas associated with typography, web and graphic design, video, audio, television production, animation, and photography. Instruction in this program includes but is not limited to, audio/visual technology, troubleshooting techniques, computer operation and maintenance, data transmission and management, oral and written communication, math and physics, concept development, layout and design, computer graphics, image capture, audio, video, web-related technologies, and animation. 

High-quality programs should meet the following standards:


1. Promote positive working relationships.

2. Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of skill development

3. Use appropriate and effective teaching approaches.

4. Provide ongoing assessments of student progress.

5. Employ and support qualified teaching staff.

6. Establish and maintain relationships and use resources of the community.

7. Provide a safe and healthy learning environment.

8. Implement strong program organization and supervision policies that result in high-quality teaching and learning.

9. Integrate academic skills and aptitudes necessary for post-secondary education, gainful employment, and a foundation of lifelong learning.



Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in the design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. Most of the students graduating from the program continue their education.

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