Chair Alora Haynes
Director Eric Flagg, Graphic Design and Digital Media
Program Advisor Kelly Cartier
Academic Assistant Heather Albright
Faculty Wes Lindberg, Shawna Mansfield, Linnea McCarty, Marc Shahboz
The Fine Arts and Entertainment Technology department offers two A.S. degree programs in Graphic Design Technology (A.S.) and Digital Media Technology (A.S.). These programs prepare students to enter careers in the fields of graphic design, video production, digital and multimedia and digital broadcast. These programs are performance and portfolio-based and include extensive hands-on training using industry standard technology, hardware and software.
The faculty and staff of these A.S. programs work closely with an advisory board made up of local and regional professionals in the Graphic Design, Video, Advertising, Broadcast and Digital Media fields. Members of this board act as liaisons to the professional field providing student portfolio review, assistance with employment opportunities and offering professional input on curriculum and technology needs for the students/faculty.
Students who complete the Digital Media Technology A.S. (video production) in this department are eligible to apply for the BAS in Multimedia and Video Production Technology at Santa Fe College.
The lab and classroom facilities for these programs at Santa Fe College include dedicated computer instructional classrooms with state-of-the-art networked computer workstations, green-screen studios, various layout, production and photography studios and a sound recording room.
A college-sponsored organization, the Graphic Design Student Association, is open to all students interested in graphic design, video and digital media technology. Members participate in many professional development and public service activities throughout the year. The club provides opportunities for students to use their multimedia and design skills to work on community projects. It also sponsors guest speakers, field trips, and professional networking. Contact the Digital Media Technology office in Building N, room 309, 352-395-5579, for information.