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Miami Dade College’s School of Entertainment & Design Technology Expands Offerings in Film, Television and Digital Production

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Miami, July 11, 2014 - New industry opportunities and initiatives have propelled Miami Dade College’s (MDC)  School of Entertainment and Design Technology (SEDT) to expand its associate and bachelor’s degree programs in film, television and digital production. SEDT will begin offering additional course selections covering all aspects of production this fall semester, with classes available during the day, evenings and on weekends.   

This broader range of course selections gives students more hands-on, real-world experience using the latest production equipment. With SEDT’s state-of-the art facilities, including post-production and color correction suites, a sound recording studio equipped with the SSL Duality® recording console, a Foley stage for sound FX creation, a motion picture screening room with 5.1 Surround Sound™ system, and the MDC’s high definition television studio, students are trained on the very same equipment they will encounter when working in the production industry.   

“Our SEDT graduates continue to be valued and readily sought for industry-specific employment here at home in South Florida and elsewhere,” said Malou C. Harrison, president of the North Campus. “At MDC’s SEDT, we’re both nimble and responsive, and that’s what it takes to meet the needs of the entertainment industry as far as producing well-trained graduates who are poised for immediate entry into the workforce.” 

MDC’s SEDT is also collaborating with the Omni CRA’s Miami Entertainment Complex (MEC), a brand- new film studio in downtown Miami that is slated to open in August 2015. The MEC has more than 70,000 square feet of studio space, two sounds stages, editing suites, prop rooms, and accessory rooms to facilitate productions of all sizes.

“[The MEC is projected to] create hundreds of jobs and generate millions of dollars locally and regionally,” said City of Miami Commissioner Marc D. Sarnoff, Miami Omni CRA chairman. “As more productions see that Miami is serious about attracting the industry and that it has state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate major projects, the industry will be enhanced across the board.”

As part of the studio agreement, MEC will partner with local educational institutions to accept students to intern at the facility. As a result, SEDT recently added an internship course to the BAS degree program so that students can begin working at the MEC while earning credits toward completing their degree.

For more information MDC’s programs in film, television and digital production, please contact the School of Entertainment & Design Technology at 305-237-1696, or visit www.mdc.edu/sedt

 

For more information MDC’s programs in film, television and digital production, please contact the School of Entertainment & Design Technology at 305-237-1696, or visit www.mdc.edu/sedt

 




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