Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program description. The Media Technologies program encompasses related career-technical disciplines in four general concentrations: Communication Graphics Technology, Photography, Video Production Technology and Web Technology. Students will earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects industry workflows and trends. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.
The Media Technologies program is designed to offer greater flexibility to students who can, working with an advisor, design a custom curriculum best suited to their needs and interests. The program offers certificates for those needing broader, deeper and/or upgraded training. To learn more about these options, see the Certificate Programs section of this Catalog.
Video Production Technology concentration. The Video Production Technology concentration offers condensed but intensive hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and processes. Students learn to work in a broadcast studio and on location. (They use commercially popular equipment and software.) They are offered basic and advanced training in scriptwriting, audio recording and mixing, electronic cinematography and lighting, producing, directing, budgeting and editing. Course content covers the three phases of digital video production.
Typical job opportunities: Videographer, editor, video illustrator and production assistant
Program goals. After successfully completing the Media Technologies program, the graduate will be equipped to do the following:
- Create media that communicate the desired message to the intended audience.
- Use a wide variety of industry-standard equipment, techniques, software, hardware and materials to produce the appropriate content.
- Demonstrate various styles in communications media that display a grasp of both design and communication principles and techniques.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques and equipment that facilitate adaptation to constantly changing media.
- Understand and respect the rights and responsibilities of the artist, subject, client, user and employer, including intellectual property rights.
- Create a portfolio demonstrating design and communication skills, technical competence, and industry standards and practices.
Contact: Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483
Courses and Course Sequence
This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60
See the list of General Education courses for electives.
Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education section of this Catalog
Electives to be chosen from CGT 1030 , CGT 1950 ; MDT 2100 ; MUS 1300 ; PHO 1000 , PHO 1100 , PHO 2060 ; VPT 1020 , VPT 1022 , VPT 1050 , VPT 1220 , VPT 2215 , VPT 2016 , VPT 2220 , VPT 2015 , VPT 2400 , VPT 2660 , VPT 2960 ; WEB 2120 based on students’ career needs and interests. Electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.