The Digital Media Certificate Program [DMC] is an accelerated, interactive two week program that provides training in a broad range of media technologies including digital photography, digital audio and video production, web development and mobile media skills.
Goals of the Digital Media Certificate Program
The DMC program is designed to provide motivated students with an intensive introduction to digital media and is not intended to substitute regular college courses. No college credit may be earned through the DMC program, but the certificate will be noted on a student’s transcript. The certificate program is sponsored by Educational Technology Services and is open to all Smith College students. There is no cost, but space is limited to 12 participants, by application only. The program will be offered once a year during J-Term.
DMC Program Curriculum:
Sessions for the DMC program will be held in the Center for Media Production (CMP), Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm. The program will include daily exercises, three projects, and a final Skill and Knowledge Assessment. In the morning sessions, students will be introduced to project planning, digital equipment operation, field production, and post-production techniques. In the afternoon sessions, students will work individually or in small groups to plan a project, generate the appropriate media files and edit the materials into a finished product.
All materials and information related to the DMC program will be posted on the SmithVideo website. All software will be provided in the CMP’s Digital Video Lab and students will be given after-hours access (4:00-6:00pm) for the duration of the program.
How to Get Started
The DMC program is currently under review by the CET. Students may express their interest in this program by filling out our online survey. Once the program is approved, students must submit an online application by November 15, 2012 for the Digital Media Certificate program to be held during J-Term 2013. All applicants will be notified via email of their acceptance or waitlisted status by December 1, 2012.
• Students must attend all DMC program sessions
• Students must complete all DMC assigned exercises and projects
• Students must score a passing grade on the DMC Skill and Knowledge Assessment
• Students must complete DMC online survey
Students who complete all DMC requirements will be awarded a printed certificate one week after the program’s end. The DMC will also be recognized on each student’s transcript. Please allow the registrar’s office 4 weeks for processing certificate notation.