Since 1998, Seminole State College's award-winning Television and Digital Cinema Program has been preparing students to work in the field of TV and movie production as camera operators, editors, light and sound engineers, producers and directors.
Students begin creating programming in their first class, and graduates are prepared with a demo reel they can show to prospective employers.
Advanced students often produce programming that airs on local cable and public television outlets. All of the classes are hands-on and are taught by professionals who are working in the field.
The College offers several degree and certificate options, including a two-year parallel program (A.A.) that prepares students to transfer as juniors to a college or university.
Classes are available on the Sanford/Lake Mary, Oviedo and Heathrow campuses. Whether they're taking classes as an elective or pursuing a degree, students in the Television and Digital Cinema Program have access to state-of-the-art HD cameras and to AVID, the industry-standard editing software.
The curriculum integrates all the elements of production, from idea conception to script analysis to camera technique, so that students receive a comprehensive education rather than learning specific skills in isolation from one another.