TCC offers new one-year program in digital media

June 12, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 12, 2018)—Tallahassee Community College will offer a new one-year certificate program focused on digital audio and video this fall.

The program will train individuals interested in digital music and becoming an audio technician or broadcast technician. The coursework covers sound and acoustic theory, music engineering, entrepreneurial business, film production, budgeting, talent management, and marketing.

According to Stephen Dunnivant, dean of TCC’s Business, Industry and Technology Division, the program will open doors for careers in the music recording, independent film, and multimedia and internet industries, including live events.

“This is a growing field in our area, especially with the expansion of live concerts and events at The Centre of Tallahassee, Cascades Park and the newly renovated Leon County Civic Center,” said Dunnivant. “Whether you are an aspiring musician and want to create your own YouTube channel or interested in a career in independent film, this is a great place to start.” 

The curriculum includes six courses and a total of 17 credit hours. It will take one year to complete, and classes will be offered in the afternoons, evenings and online to provide flexibility for working students. Scholarships are available.

Carlos Miranda holding video cameraThe program will be led by TCC faculty member Carlos Miranda, who teaches digital audio, video production, 3D animation and photography. Miranda is an active member of the Tallahassee film community and has worked on both the Tallahassee Film Festival and the Tally Shorts Film Festival and is a successful cinematographer. He holds a master’s degree in fine arts from FSU, with a concentration in performance video art.

“This program is a great fit for students who have a background in music performance and want to combine that with recording technology skills,” said Miranda. “It’s also a great option for individuals who already work in the film or recording industry and want to increase their skills and earning power.”

TCC projects the Digital Media and Multimedia Presentation program will produce approximately 75 graduates during its first five years.

For information, contact Jessica Jones at BIT@tcc.fl.edu or (850) 201-8352.