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Baker College of Cadillac Announces New Digital Video Production Program

July 10, 2012

Baker College of Cadillac officials have announced the addition of a new Digital Video Production Associate Degree program to its fall 2012 curriculum. Classes will be held at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center (WMCTC), 9901 East 13th. St., Cadillac. Fall quarter begins Monday, September 25.

“With its combination of graphics and video classes, this degree provides a well-rounded set of skills for graduates, particularly those in a more diverse smaller market like ours,” says Mark Lagerwey, Baker College of Cadillac Dean of CIS and Technology. “Career potential in this area is measured best in how many skills graduates can bring to the table. With video now incorporated into so much of Web and other design elements, having both graphics and video skills will make our students much more employable.”

Under the direction of Kammy Cook, WMCTC Digital Media Production instructor, the new Digital Video Production program is geared toward individuals who aspire to creative professions in an advanced technology field. For students currently studying under Cook’s tutelage at WMCTC, this program will be a natural transition, as dual enrollment provides opportunities to earn college credits.

Before a decision was made to launch the program, Baker College of Cadillac conducted an employment survey. Results demonstrated that Cadillac has a variety of media outlets for digital video production internships and employment, including three major television stations, a video production company and several marketing firms.

“All forms of digital and viral marketing, social media and other communications, whether broadcast or delivered on the Web or to remote devices, increasingly use video,” says Lagerwey. “We think this program will lead to viable career opportunities throughout Northwest Michigan.”

The new program will include graphic design courses and specific digital video courses, including script writing, audio recording, video field production, motion graphics, editing and digital video production techniques. Students will work with professional-quality cameras and editing stations and master many of the programs in Adobe’s Creative Suite Master Collection. All students will participate in a 120-hour internship.

For more information about the new Digital Video Production Associate Degree program at Baker College of Cadillac, please contact Mark Lagerwey at , or visit the Baker College website at http://www.baker.edu/programs. To enroll in the program, please contact the admissions department at 231.876.3119.

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