Digital Media Technology

Digital Media Technology: Combining Creativity with Technology

The Digital Media Technology program at Summit Technology Academy gives students an opportunity to explore and prepare for careers in arts, audio/video technology, and communications.  Students will focus on the complete video and audio production workflow from preproduction through post production. They will work in teams to integrate music, graphics and video technologies in entrepreneurial projects for their schools and/or communities. Students have the opportunity to prepare for an industry-recognized certification in Apple Final Cut Pro.


  • Grade: 11 or 12
  • Algebra I with a C or better
  • 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
  • 90% Attendance
  • Outside class Internet access is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Reading/Writing 10th grade level
  • One credit in Fine Arts

Recommended: Computer Applications or Programming; proficiency in keyboarding.

High School Credits: 3 units

LSR7 Weighted Credit: .666

NON Lee’s Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by school

College Dual Credit:  UCM COMM 1275 Intro to Media Tech and COMM 1519 Media Aesthetics (4 credit hours for eligible students)

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This program gives high school students the opportunity to earn college digital media production credit and more quickly complete their Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Production through the University of Central Missouri.

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Scholarship opportunity through Full Sail University

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Shawn Harrel
Instructor: Digital Media Technology
816-986-1499 x8287

Digital Media Technology

Course Syllabus

Digital Media Technology

Student Learner Profile

Student Testimonial

“I’ve always been interested in music, but didn’t know that I could record music until I took Digital Media Technology. In fact, I’m really good at it, too!” George Bray, Lee’s Summit North HS Graduate

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