Traning Programs

The Media Communications Institute (MCI) training programs are designed to train youth and young adults in the skills needed for jobs requiring basic knowledge in Radio, Television or Film Production.

Training includes instruction in radio, Television, broadcasting, print journalism, multimedia digital media production and design.

Upon the completion of one of our training programs participants will be prepared for entry-level jobs in education, government, broadcasting, advertising and public relations.

Advertising & Public Relations                       

  • This program provides instruction in media selling and public relations.          

Career Options

Public Information Officer; Community Relations Specialist; Media Consultant; Public Relations Firm Representative.

Highlights

  • Instruction and practice in desktop publishing and graphics applications on Macintosh laboratory or PC computers.
  • Opportunities for practical experience selling and designing ads for business publications
  • Introductory production experience in radio and television advertising, writing and production.

 Television Production

Designed to provide skills in television and film production through the preparation of videotapes for viewing and Cable TV. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in television, film, Cable TV, business and industry.

Career Options

Camera Operator; Computer Graphic Artist; Tape or Non-Linear Video Editors; Technical Director; Broadcast Technician; Production Assistant; DVD, TV, Producer/Director; Personal or Corporate Video.

Highlights

  • Practical experience working television studio equipment
  • Student film, music video and commercial opportunities
  • Internship opportunities working in local television stations post-production facilities, and with independent film-makers
  • Complete digital TV studio with four cameras, switcher, character generator and teleprompter
  • State-of-the-art digital computer lab for graphics and non-linear editing, including Apple Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, After Effects and Newtek Lightwave 3-D.

Film and Media Studies

Film and Media Studies is designed to develop critical thinking and screenwriting skills while fostering a humanistic and social scientific understanding of the media. Students combine hands-on courses in scriptwriting, with critical studies of the visual media as an art form and social force. This major is particularly encouraged for students who intend to transfer to university film and media programs or pursue careers that demand a high level of visual literacy, analytic and writing skills. The production of digital film and broadcast television are taught through the Radio, Television and Film Production program.

Career Options

Disc Jockey; Announcer; Sportscaster; Studio Technician; Newscaster; Audio Technician; Radio Producer; Promotions Coordinator.

Highlights

  • Internship opportunities at local radio stations
  • Practical experience in radio station and internet broadcasting
  • Talent Management
  • Radio Management
  • Broadcast Scheduling

Broadcast Journalism  This program introduces participants to the field of broadcast journalism and prepares them for internships and entry level industry positions.

Career Options

News Broadcaster; Sportscaster; Announcer; Newswriter, News Producer, Journalist.

Highlights

  • Practical experience in the newly equipped and remodeled digital TV studio and campus radio station
  • Internship opportunities in local radio and TV stations
  • Practical experience creating news packages for college TV news shows
  • Practical experience as an on-camera TV reporter/anchor or for radio broadcast.

Digital Media

This program provides instruction in television, Cable TV, business or industrial video, graphics, and animation.  Also participants are provide with training in digital media for broadcast, creation of CD/DVD media and production.

Career Options

Tape or Nonlinear Video Editor, Computer Graphic Artist, Animation Artist, Personal or Corporate Video Producer/Director.

Highlights

  • Practical experience working with contemporary computer software
  • State of the art computer lab for graphics and nonlinear editing, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Lightwave 3D
  • Internship opportunities working with local television stations, independent film companies and post-production editing facilities.

Radio Production

This program provides training in the production of radio broadcasting, with emphasis production and knowledge of music. Participants learn to prepare both professional live radio programs and internet radio programs. 

Career Options

Disc Jockey; Announcer; Sportscaster; Studio Technician; Newscaster; Audio Technician; Radio Producer; Promotions Coordinator.

Highlights

  • Internship opportunities at local radio stations
  • Practical experience in radio station and internet broadcasting.

Leadership & Life Skills

This program provides participants with leadership skills that help develop character, integrity, honesty, ethics, and management training related to the media industry.

Career Options

Control Room, Operations, Media Management, Crew Lead, Playback Management.

Highlights

  • Personal development and leadership skills
  • Character Development
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Personal Responsibility