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Digital Media Engineering



Career Outlook:

Earning Potential:

Median: $48,790/year

Job Growth:

10% (Faster than Average)

 



Topics:

  • Introduction to live production
  • Broadcast and video production technology
  • Audio production and engineering
  • Lighting and stage production
  • Camera and video operation
  • Scriptwriting and storytelling
  • Studio and remote production techniques
  • Post-production editing and finishing
  • Legal and ethical issues in media production
  • Career exploration and job readiness
  • And more!

Program Overview

The Digital Media Engineering program at Collins Career Technical Center is designed for high school students interested in the technical aspects of media production. Students will learn about the engineering, production, and transmission of audio and video signals. They will gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and software used in radio and television broadcasting, including cameras, microphones, mixers, and video editing software. The program also covers topics such as sound design, lighting, and special effects. Graduates of the Digital Media Engineering program will be prepared for entry-level positions in media production, including camera operator, audio technician, and video editor, or they can pursue further education in college to become media engineers, producers, or directors.


What Can Graduates Digital Media Engineering Works Do?

Broadcast, sound, and video technicians typically do the following:

  • Operate, monitor, and adjust audio, video, sound, lighting, and broadcast equipment to ensure consistent quality
  • Set up and take down equipment for events and live performances
  • Record speech, music, and other sounds on recording equipment or computers, sometimes using complex software
  • Synchronize sounds and dialogue with action taking place on television or in movie productions
  • Convert video and audio records to digital formats for editing on computers
  • Install audio, video, and lighting equipment in hotels, offices, and schools
  • Report any problems that arise with complex equipment and make routine repairs
  • Keep records of recordings and equipment used

Careers in this Field

Immediate Careers:

  • Production Assistant
  • Camera Operator
  • Video Editor
  • Audio Engineer
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Sound Mixer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Video Game Tester
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Teleprompter Operator

Careers with an Associate's Degree:

  • Radio and Television Announcer
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technician
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician
  • Media and Communication Equipment Worker
  • Recording Engineer
  • Post-Production Coordinator
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operator
  • Visual Effects Artist

Careers with a Bachelor's Degree or Beyond:

  • Film Director
  • Television Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Media and Communication Specialist
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Media and Communication Manager
  • Film and Video Producer
  • Art Director
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician Manager

These are just a few examples of the many career paths that a graduate of the Digital Media Engineering program could pursue after completion and beyond. The field of media and entertainment offers a wide range of opportunities for those who are passionate about creating and producing content in various forms of media.


Faculty

Caleb Jones

Digital Media Engineering Teacher
High School

Shannon Perdue

Technology Academy Supervisor, School Instructional Coach
High School

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