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.  Learn more about this course

Check out careers in Digital Storytelling in the Kansas City area. For more information, visit the KC digiSTORY Center.

Salary & Wage Information


  • 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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Shawn Harrel

Digital Media Technology


“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