Volume 47, Number 9 - December 14, 2009

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Giselle Heraux
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New Bachelors in film, television and digital production

By Giselle Heraux

Barry Gordon, the director of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology, held a series of informational sessions in November about the new Bachelor of Applied Science in film, television and digital production.

The four-year degree will be offered beginning in May of 2010. It is designed to give students hands-on training to become filmmakers and produce digital media projects, such as documentaries, music videos and other types of TV productions.

The BAS-FT and DP degree will include classes such as broadcast design, on-air promotions and production classes. Classes that are being developed are fiction script writing and digital cinematography.

Those interested in the program must have an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, as well as a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher.

The program is geared to train those who are interested in film and television to meet workforce needs.

“We want to make sure that when you graduate with a degree from MDC you are employable,” Gordon said. “The entertainment industry is growing 2.47 percent per year in Miami-Dade and Monroe County.”

Kervin Alvarado, a 20-year-old television production major at the North Campus, aspires to be a director for ESPN. He believes the program will help expand his directing skills.

Carla Cabrera, a 21-year-old television radio production major, is also excited to apply for the program.

“I was planning to go somewhere else,” Cabrera said. “But I’m glad MDC opened up this new program so I don’t have to go to a school out of state.”

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