Mar 28, 2023  
2023-24 Academic Catalog 
2023-24 Academic Catalog

Digital Media Production Technology - TPRD.AS

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Digital media is entrenched in our culture and the backbone of modern day communications. We see it on streaming services, billboards, restaurant menus, advertising kiosks and interact with it via social media, websites, mobile applications, and in educational settings. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics sees growth in the overall field of communication careers as, “…faster than average…”1 over others with career specific areas such as a Video/Sound Editor growing, “…much faster than average…” with a 29%” growth rate over the period 2020-2030.2 Students will be trained on industry standard software and hardware that includes: cinema style video cameras, digital audio/video edit stations, gimbals, remote cameras, drones, 360° cameras, AR/VR technology and that which is used in a traditional broadcasting setting.

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Digital Media Production Technology will be awarded.

Program Goals

  1. Have a fundamental understanding of the broadcast and film industry
  2. Have mastered the techniques necessary to complete pre-production work
  3. Have mastered the skills to participate in a television production
  4. Have developed the ability to complete post-production work
  5. Have the ability to work effectively in a group setting

Computer and Software Requirements

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic the Digital Media Production Department is requiring all incoming students, catalog year 20-21, purchase one of the following Apple iPads:


Highly Recommended:

2020 iPad Pro, 12.9 inch, 128GB with Wi-Fi: $899


2020 iPad Pro, 11 inch, 128GB with Wi-Fi: $749

Minimum (Please note a student may receive a supplemental assignment in some courses due to limitations of this model)

2020 iPad Air, 64 GB with WiFi, 64GB: $479 recommended upgrading space to 256 GB: $629

If you already own an Apple iPad and have questions if it meets the department wide requirements please contact Technical Assistant Josh Girouard by email: 

Any other questions about this requirement please contact John Wakelin by email:

(TPRD.AS) Curriculum

Total: 16-17 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total (TPRD.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 61-63


  1. ENG-120  or ART-150 /ART-150L  recommended.

Program Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Joshua Girouard Technical Assistant II 02/719 413-755-4205
Dan Misco Assistant Professor 02/717 413-755-4573
John Wakelin Professor/Chairperson 02/718 413-755-4194

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