Students in the Media Arts Technology (MAT) program at the Center for Innovation (CFI) are developing technical skills and their creativity capacities. Mr. Shane Smith, Instructor of Media, explained how students are currently managing a student ID badge project. The students are learning to set up cameras, manage models, and manipulate equipment to capture photographic content for CFI student ID badges. Smith added that the photography lesson has multiple learning activities that engage learners with hands-on production that entail teamwork, communication, and management skills.
Students can earn up to 18 college credits to meet requirements of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Visual Communications at Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC). The remaining credits needed for the AAS degree can be completed 100% online with HCTC added Smith. “By having students involved in the student ID project our students have been able to immerse themselves immediately into project management processes and develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities. We are so very pleased to have a diverse media program that provides technical training in television production, video and commercial advertising development, photography, graphic design, and commercial marketing print production," said Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal.