Please refer to the catalog for curriculum requirements
Students receive hands-on experience in a professional television production studio environment from the second day of instruction. Courses include an overview of the mass communications field, digital camera operation, directing, lighting, editing, audio, TV graphics and field production techniques.
On The Job
FCC graduates are well qualified for positions in both broadcast and non-broadcast media production. Digital Media Design students have the opportunity to apply their video production skills in the workplace as FCC interns at area production companies. Graduates are employed by Frederick County and City Government to produce cable programming. They shoot and edit video productions at OP Ad Media, 3 Roads Communications and Orioles Baseball at Camden Yards.
On-the-job duties include:
- Digitally edit, create motion graphics and effects, direct, light and operate equipment for multi-camera studio productions.
- Plan, shoot and edit news and field production projects for a variety of clients.
- Author customized interactive CD-Roms and DVDs for training and education using digital media.
Skills You Need
- Imagination, creativity and organization
- Technical expertise in camera operation, working with computers, directing, lighting, audio, editing and/or writing
- Patience, punctuality, sensitivity to visual media
- Good communications skills
- Macintosh computer skills
- Learn current television skills and procedures for entry-level employment in a professional production facility.
- Enhance skills as critical thinkers, effective problem solvers and ethical communicators who demonstrate professional behavior consistent with industry standards.
- Demonstrate ability to plan, produce and edit television segments reflecting current visual media standards and communicate appropriate to a target audience.
- Demonstrate awareness of digital television media applications to the Internet and merging technologies.
The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has designated digital media production as a growth industry in our state. More and more qualified professionals will be needed to design and produce the growing number of digital productions for the corporate world and for entertainment. Digital movies, music videos, specialized broadcasts and interactive media for education and training require teams of highly trained, creative professionals.
FCC provides a tuition payment plan. Scholarship and loan assistance is available for eligible students. In addition to general scholarships, the following is available to television production students:
- Arts and Visual Communication Scholarship
FacultyOur full- and part-time television production faculty have outstanding credentials and a wealth of practical experience in the digital communication industry. Program Manager Jason Santelli, digital artist and producer, Richard Schellenberg, and digital media specialist, Charles Pham are dedicated to hands-on active learning in our well equipped studio and editing lab. Assigned projects build skills to reflect professional digital media production standards.
Contact Jason Santelli, program manager, at 301.846.2533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.