Digital Media Technology emphasizes the techniques and tools used in digital media and the creative design of such media. The course focuses on the basic areas of computer graphics, multimedia, animation and video production. The students are also exposed to state-of-the-art equipment and software such as:

  • 18 Apple Mac Pro desktop stations
  • 7 WaCom graphing tablet monitors
  • HD Digital & Video Cameras
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 software
  • Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software
Class Description
Digital Media includes the foundation skills necessary to be successful in the digital media and graphic design industries and also emphasizes real-world, hands-on practice and keyboard shortcuts.

Program Components
Content such as photography, graphic design, print production, and animation will be offered to students in the first year program while video editing and audio production will be offered to students in the second year program.

Credits
One per year

Careers
There are many interesting and diverse careers in digital media. We hope our students will be successful in finding careers in web design, TV stations, newspapers, graphic design studios, advertising firms or even gaming companies.

Chris Russell, Teacher
Teaching in New Albany since 2008

Mr. Russell is originally from Pontotoc. He graduated from North Pontotoc in 2001 & from Ole Miss is 2005 with a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies. He is Adobe Certified in Photoshop, Flash, & Dreamweaver.

Mr. Russell is married to Paige Russell and they have one son named Whitt.

Admission Requirements
Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are eligible to participate in this program. It is recommended that students have an overall B average.

Student Organization
TSA - Technology Student Association

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