Teacher - Nancy Driscoll
Phone: 609-465-2161 x329
Communication Arts Technology is a three-year career program in all aspects of television production - field production, studio production, graphics for television, videography, lighting, still digital photography, audio editing, post-production, script development, television delivery systems and multi-media applications.
With a strong academic foundation, the program emphasizes a wide-rage of hands-on production skills. Students utilize industry standards and state-of-the-art equipment for television production and related practical applications in a television facility.
Production of video segments is emphasized using television field production techniques, studio applications, and post-production design principles in state of the art digital technology. Students actively participate in the practical skills in television sound production and lighting, to include sound recording and editing, postproduction mixing, lighting design using field and studio instruments, special effects, color correction and additive gels. Graphics applications include basic skills in motion graphics: color, form, typography, design and movement of design elements. Emphasis is on design principles and incorporating multimedia components.
Students work with a variety of software using standard and accepted broadcast script formats. They develop treatments, storyboards and full scripts for a variety of program types for radio, television and film throughout the program and student projects culminate in any combination of community service, closed-circuit transmission or cablecasting as well as local, state and national competitions.
Graduates have continued their studies at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Temple University, Purchase University, Stockton College, Rowan University, Frances Cabrini College, Cumberland County College and Atlantic Cape Community College.
CAT students have won a national Gold Medal, two NJ State Gold Medals, two Silver Medals and five Bronze Medals. Additionally, the students have earned local recognition for community service projects dedicated to providing a public service in production efforts.
Graduates have received scholarships and awards from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Temple University, Boston College, Rowan University, STARS and attendance at the New Jersey Governor’s School. Students have become communications specialists in the United States Army and the United States Navy as well as State Troopers. Graduates are employed with the Atlantic City industry, NBC Channel 40 in Linwood and the Game Show Channel in New York, as well as multiple freelance opportunities. A number of graduates have also selected a career track in education, majoring in English.