May be completed in one year. Ideal for those not seeking a full degree but who wish to gain new career skills in video, multimedia, digital imaging, digital sound, multimedia design, animation and computer applications for media.
Students will develop a portfolio of their work while gaining skills that will help them in further study or to pursue a career in:
Contact: Justin West, 413-552-2525, firstname.lastname@example.org
Focuses on video as a means of visual communication. Through screening and discussion of video and film, as well as group and individual projects in shooting, composition, editing, and sound, the course will cover such topics as how images create meaning, designing and planning a production, alternative styles of camerawork, use of sound, and effective editing. Emphasis is placed on understanding how video can be used to convey meaning in such areas as narrative, video art, multimedia, and documentary. No prior video experience is necessary, however a video camera is required.
A systematic study of the ways in which images convey meaning as well as exposure to methods for creating images and meaning. Focuses on integrating theory with the practice of analyzing images or sequences of images from art photography, video, film, and electronic media. Provides a conceptual foundation for students majoring in communication, video, photography, graphics, marketing, art, theater, journalism, and other fields dealing with visual media.
Designed to introduce students in any area of study to the fundamentals of using electronic media to communicate information and ideas. Covers the use of the computer for multimedia presentation, digital image-manipulation, and digital sound. Specific skills covered are: writing to communicate, digitizing and editing sound, using the scanner, digitizing video, and interactive multimedia authoring. Through group and individual projects, students work with a specific area of interest to see how information changes as it passes through different media. A final project allows each student to apply course skills to the creation of an interactive multimedia CDROM. No prior computer experience is necessary.
Introduction to the elements and principles of basic design, including concepts such as representation and composition, and the characteristics of various two-dimensional media.Two, 2 1/2 hour studios per week
Introduces the technical and aesthetic craft for making a photograph through outdoor-indoor practices and hand processing and printing methods that lead to professional quality work. Prerequisite: 35mm SLR camera required
Provides students with a solid understanding of the effective use of graphic design and communications theory in Web design. Student will acquire skills in HTML and Web design software with an emphasis on visual design and communication principles. Builds upon the technical and creative foundations developed in ART 259 or EMS 111. (Same as ART 266). Prerequisite: ART 265 or EMS 111 or permission of instructor
Introduces students to the necessary elements of informative and persuasive public speaking. The course includes performance analysis of speakers and major historical speeches. Course skills learned are useful in all forms of oral presentation in professional and academic settings. Students are required to attend one outside speaking performance, to deliver several speeches in class, and to participate in group discussion. Please note that this course replaces SPE 120 - Fundamentals of Speech. Students will not receive credit for both SPE 120 and COM 150.
Introduces perspectives from which human communication may be studied. Focuses on how we communicate with one another, looking specifically at the symbols we use and analyzing how they influence our thinking and behavior. Provides a conceptual foundation for examining language, nonverbal communication, small group behavior, and the impact of mass media on patterns of human interaction.
An in-depth exploration of a single topic in Electronic Media. Students work either together and independently in the research, design, and production of a relevant major media project within the class or in conjunction with another course. Please see the course booklet or the instructor for details on the current topic. [May be taken more than once.]
This course provides students with an opportunity to pursue an area of electronic media beyond the introductory level and to gain skills in project and time management. Over the semester students will work independently on a major media project of their choice, meeting regularly with the instructor.Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in EMS110 or EMS111 or permission of instructor.
his course provides students with an opportunity to create a major media project that integrates various aspects of electronic media and that demonstrates the student’s ability to work competently in the field. The creation of a portfolio of work accomplished while in the program is an integral part of the course as well as an oral defense before a portfolio committee. This course should be taken in the final semester.Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Please note that many EMS courses formerly carried the COM prefix.
For more information on the Electronic Media Program see www.hcc-cmta.org.
Students in the Certificate Program are strongly encouraged to meet with an Electronic Media faculty member as soon as possible after beginning the program.
Suggested first semester schedule:
ART 123 or ART 140 or EMS 266
It is very important that Electronic Media Certificate (HO36) students take courses in correct rotation. Therefore if classes are filled, please contact Justin West (413-552-2525) or Jay Ducharme (413-552-2508) to allow students to enroll.