What can I do in the TV, media and post production fields?
These fields offer career opportunities as audio and lighting technicians, videographers, studio production technicians and digital editors among others.
What characteristics and skills do I need to work in these fields?
Successful professionals in these fields must have good computer skills as virtually all editing these days is done digitally. Technicians also must have manual dexterity to set up production equipment and cables, which requires a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination to perform many of the duties routinely required.
Where can I work?
Professionals in these fields most often work indoors in production and editing facilities. However, a great deal of work today is done outdoors at remote locations. Technicians typically work full time, with occasional overtime needed to meet deadlines for live events. For those working in the electronic media industry, evening, weekend and holiday work is common as most stations are on the air 24 hours a day.
What does Trident Technical College offer?
Through the Film and Media Arts department, students gain instruction and practical experience in all aspects of production including studio and portable camera operation; studio and location lighting; studio, location and post audio; digital editing; and writing for television. As graduates, they will be well prepared for a variety of careers in the media industry.
Students in the TV and Media Production career path can get hands-on training working with the TTC Internet radio station. Listen to it here.