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Digital Media Technology

Welcome to the professional, industry-aligned experience that is Digital Media Technology (DMT) at Summit Technology Academy. In DMT, we embrace a personalized learning approach that empowers you to grow your audio/video technology skills. The DMT program aligns your education with the real-world practices of the media and entertainment industry.

Course Features:

  • Personalized Learning: Our program is unlike any other. You get to work alongside other creatives (this is what we call students in DMT) on real-world projects. Bring your passions and skills and prepare to grow them in new ways through a unique mentorship and educational approach.
  • Collaboration Opportunities: Break down boundaries between fields by collaborating with students from diverse backgrounds. Whether partnering with software engineers, international studies students, or a wide variety of clients, you'll gain valuable interdisciplinary teamwork skills while solving unique problems.
  • Industry-Experienced Instruction: Mr. Harrel brings a wealth of industry experience from several areas of arts, audio/video technology, and communications fields. You’ll have the opportunity to emulate an internship-like work environment that is carefully designed (and backed by research) to not feel like school. Take advantage of real-world insights and mentorship on a daily basis.
  • Real-World Gear, Real-World Readiness: We prepare you for college and careers, plain and simple. While we’re proud of our equipment and facilities, the key feature of DMT is your experience. You’ll broaden your experience and learn adaptability and creativity – two of the most valuable assets in the media and entertainment industry.
  • Dual Credit Opportunities: Earn college credit through the University of Central Missouri while you sharpen your skills and knowledge in digital media and music technology.
  • Industry Certification Preparation: Our program allows you to build skills towards Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro certifications, enhancing your audio and video production employability (certifications not currently offered during the course).

Who should enroll?

Digital Media Technology is perfect for creative individuals passionate about the arts, audio/video technology, and entertainment. Whether you're a budding filmmaker, a music enthusiast, a storyteller, or a tech-savvy problem solver, this program offers a unique blend of creativity and technical skill development. It's for those eager to dive into practical, hands-on experiences, collaborate with students from diverse backgrounds, and are excited and motivated to participate in a unique learning experience. If you dream of a future in audio and video production and are ready to turn your passion into a fulfilling and thriving college or career, this course is for you.

In short, Why Choose Digital Media Technology?

  • Experience: Our program offers an immersive, hands-on experience that equips you with the skills necessary for a successful career in the media and entertainment industry.
  • Collaboration: Develop valuable interdisciplinary collaboration skills, preparing you for a dynamic and diverse industry.
  • Mentorship: Learn from industry professionals passionate about sharing real-world experiences, providing invaluable insights and hands-on expertise.
  • Real-World Relevance: Our program focuses on your experience and readiness for the industry's demands, going beyond traditional grading and assessment.
  • Community Impact: Engage in community projects, gaining a profound sense of accomplishment and creating a portfolio that reflects your commitment to making a difference.

Please note: Enrollment is limited, so seize the opportunity to secure your spot in this one-of-a-kind program.

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My digital media skills have brought me success so far – and even after graduating college I’d say that Digital Media Technology is still the #1 most influential class in my educational careerMichael Edson, Content Developer at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)