Media and Animation

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The Media and Animation program helps students conceptualize and practice processes in modern media, streaming and animation. Students learn media tools and software applications to create and edit digital video and audio content. Our lab provides access to the latest tools of the trade including Premier Pro, After Effects and Animate. Students use equipment including digital tablets, digital cameras and high-definition cameras to complete state of the art projects both on-location and in our Green Screen Studio. Classroom projects may include: stop-motion, motion graphics, animated characters and assets, theme videos, live action events and the opportunity to complete industry projects for clients.


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).


Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Courses (525 Hours)

Digital Media Fundamentals
Video and Audio Editing
Special Effects and Animation
Web and Media Portfolio

Estimated time to complete: 10 months

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Production Assistant
Adobe Certified Professional (ACP):
Digital Video Using Adobe Premier Pro
Multiplatform Animation Using Adobe Animate CC

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization

Business Professionals of America (BPA)


Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Assistant Film Editor, Editor, Film Editor, News Editor, News Video Editor, News Videotape Editor, Non-Linear Editor, Online Editor, Video Editor, Videographer – Approximate Pay Potential: $13-81/Hour. (O*NET source: 27-4032.00 - Film and Video Editors):



Dayna Stephens

Dayna Stephens

Media and Animation Instructor

Business Professionals of America

Student Projects

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