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Multimedia Technology

Are you a naturally creative person? If you enjoy capturing a moment through Audio, Graphic Design, Photography, or Video Production, Allegany College of Maryland's Multimedia Technology program can help you harness your creativity and develop your portfolio. Through our program, you'll gain the creative, traditional, digital, and multimedia skills you'll need for job entry or transfer to a four-year college.
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301-784-5635
Location: TECHNOLOGY (T) 15
What will you learn?
  • Audio Production
    • Students learn how to record, edit, and produce audio segments in our radio simulation laboratory and Mac lab.
  • Graphic Design
    • Students learn how to create visually appealing content by learning how to communicate visually.
  • Photography
    • A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not let your work speak for itself. Students will learn a strong foundation of photography and continue to sharpen their skills to express themselves visually.
  • Video Production
    • Students will learn how to create, edit, and produce video content to prepare them for work in the field.

       

What will you do?
Graduates of Multimedia Technology programs enjoy enriching and rewarding careers as:
  • Graphic Designers
  • Television Personalities, Crew, Producers
  • Radio Personalities
  • Photographers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Videographers

*Some careers my require a bachelor's degree, further education or additional training.


Why ACM?
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Program Details

Our Multimedia Technology program teaches you how to transform your ideas into a production sequence. Whether you're directing your own television production or designing a brochure, this type of skill is invaluable.

Our Multimedia Technology program offers a variety of traditional and on-line courses in Graphics and Digital Photography. As part of your coursework, you'll learn how to produce from start to finish through intensive hands-on projects and lab experiences. Whether you choose to earn an Associate Degree of Applied Science, a Letter of Recognition in Photography or a Graphic Design Certificate, you'll understand how to create all kinds of media and communications.

Allegany College of Maryland provides practical experience within the Advanced Technology Department which includes:  A television studio, a multimedia classroom, an audio production area, and a graphics production area.

You'll also expand your education by interacting with program guest speakers, participating in class field trips, and become involved in community projects and internships.


Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Guide students in the discipline and profession of multimedia, with a philosophy that is embedded in artistic expression and creativity which connects the environment of communication and business

  • Objective 1: Graduates will successfully identify and use the elements and principles of design in all facets relating to multimedia.

  • Objective 2: Successful students will be able to identify terminology associated with the concepts, techniques, and processes used throughout the multimedia environment.

  • Objective 3: Present, evaluate, and communicate, or receive, constructive feedback in response to an objective set of criteria for any given work of multimedia design.

  • Objective 4: Successful students will have knowledge of creating a compelling story regardless of the technology or medium.

Goal 2: Help students develop problem-solving skills, especially those required to analyze, design and implement solutions involving Photography, Graphic Design, Video and Audio Production.

  • Objective 1: Using the creative, problem-solving process, combine rational and intuitive methods to create cohesive and successful communications.

  • Objective 2: Create communication solutions by implementing the various stages of the creative design process.

  • Objective 3: Properly assemble a working sound system, identifying components and their function, manipulate audio to be aesthetically pleasing, demonstrate a working knowledge of professional audio equipment.

  • Objective 4: Assemble video equipment and record live and studio single-camera and multi-camera productions demonstrating a working knowledge and function of modern cameras.
  • Objective 5: Demonstrate proper use of advanced camera techniques using a variety of cameras and how they function and operate.

Goal 3: Present the opportunity for students to engage in a program where they will have a competitive position to be employed in the multimedia field or be well prepared to continue on for specialized study at a four-year college.

  • Objective 1: Execute the operation of equipment and/or procedures associated with multiple facets of multimedia. These may include: digital-photography, page layout, typography, video, audio, interactive media, and web design.

  • Objective 2: Gain experience with multimedia processes using current, recognized, industry-standard software as well as computer hardware and software associated in both Mac and Windows platforms. 

  • Objective 3: Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of photo editing including: image manipulation, color correction, compositing, toning, and preparing for distribution.

  • Objective 4: Assemble video projects in professional non-linear editing software showing proficiency in importing, exporting, effects, transitions, color correcting, and flow.

  • Objective 5: Demonstrate proper knowledge of recording, editing and producing on-air audio content for professional use.

  • Objective 6: Students will understand the phases of the production cycle and how it relates to Photography, Graphic Design, Video and Audio Production.

Goal 4: Develop a work and professional ethic or philosophy of continuous learning and an ongoing utilization of current and changing technologies in the field of multimedia.

  • Objective 1: Successful students will be aware of the rapid rate of change of technology and methodologies in the multimedia environment.

  • Objective 2: Successful students will be familiar with techniques and resources in order to obtain knowledge and understanding of new developments in multimedia technology.

  • Objective 3: Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the legalities involved in multimedia creation and distribution.

 


Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, creative field of multimedia technology.

John A. Bone 
Director, Multimedia Technology/Associate Professor

301-784-5635
Technology 15

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.I.T., American Intercontinental University,
M.Ed., Frostburg State University

James E. House Jr.  
Chair, Computer Technology/Associate Professor

301-784-5308
Technology 162

A.A., Potomac State College,
B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A.I.D.T., West Virgina University

Jared L. Ritchey 
Adjunct Instructor/Educational Technology Services Coordinator

301-784-5624
Technology 27

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.A., Frostburg State University
M.E.T., Boise State University

Terry L. Feck 
Instructor

301-784-5328
Technology 111

A.B., Fairmont State College
M.A., East Tennessee State University

 Marsha L. Clauson 
 Administrative Associate 

 301-784-5328
 Technology 111-B

 A.S., Allegany College of Maryland 

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