Students in the Media Arts Technology (MAT) program at the Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning video production and cinematography skills with the utilization of cameras, stabilizer production equipment, aerial drone technology, and Adobe suite software. Mr. Shane Smith, media instructor, is providing training on media arts and how technology has advanced production capability from early era black and white television to modern internet streaming live productions in 3D, 4K Ultra HD, and animation.
Students who successfully complete the MAT program are eligible to earn up to 12 college credits through an established agreement with Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC). Students will be able to apply credits earned toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Visual Communications at HCTC and complete the remainder of the degree requirements 100% online without having to leave their hometown. “Our college credit agreement with HCTC serves students well and helps them to save both time and money toward earning their degree in their career pathway,” remarked Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal. Additionally, students who complete the program will be eligible to earn Adobe certification which is an industry recognized credential. “We want our students to become college and career ready and that is our primary goal at the CFI,” added Davis.