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Advanced integrated media and digital arts courses available this spring at Lake Erie College

To help foster the interest of digital arts on campus, three new integrated media and digital arts courses will be offered in the spring 2010 semester at Lake Erie College. The classes include digital photography and imaging, video game animation and production and video editing with DVD authoring, and will be available to all students and influential to a variety of degrees and fields.

Depending on a student’s personal or academic interest, they can take one or all of the academic courses offered. They are all introductory-level courses and begin with the very basics. With a background of knowledge from the classes, students can go into the workforce and apply for many jobs including teaching, web design, video editing, performance, animation for television media, technical presentations, marketing and medical animation.
The digital photography and imaging course to be offered is an introduction to the world of digital photography as well as computer graphics. The class is a prerequisite for future photography and digital courses in general. To prepare students for the workforce, an industry standard program is used for all image manipulation and editing. The introduction to the program is crucial for the students development in both photography and computer graphics fields.
A video game animation and production course will also be offered that will focus on the theory of game design and animation. The student’s main goal for the course will be to create a 2D game that can be a narrative journey, educational interaction and/ or a puzzle. Programmers, artists, musicians, writers, dancers, performers, scientists and equine majors are all encouraged to learn how their skills apply to this growing field. The course will focus on the development pipeline for game creation, innovative game play, and production values.
Video editing and DVD authoring will be an introduction to editing using industry standard software. All areas of the process will be covered from planning a video shoot, filming, editing the footage and adding special effects. This course will be preparatory for work in making commercials, web video, broadcast, entertainment films and/or art films.  In addition, the process of putting together a video on an Interactive DVD will be covered.

For more information, contact Steven Gutierrez at 440.375.7459 or

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