2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Media Services Internships

Last Updated: 05/14/2008

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Sally Cloninger filmmaking, digital arts, visual anthropology, experimental media, Peter Randlette digital media, sound design, media arts, technology

Academic web site: www.evergreen.edu/individualstudy

Faculty Signature Required: Peter Randlette is the internship program coordinator. Please contact Peter for more information and an application at pbr@evergreen.edu or 360-867-6279. Interested students are expected to meet with faculty and staff at the Spring Academic Fair, March 5, 2008 and submit a current resume, a letter of interest, and a completed Electronic Media job application, available in Library 1501.

Major areas of study include audio recording, animation, electro/acoustic music technology, film and video, media arts and media production.

Class Standing: Juniors or seniors; transfer students welcome.

Prerequisites: To be considered for this advanced program, students must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of study of media skill training pertaining to the internship position. Prior completion of programs or courses such as Mediaworks, Experimental Animation Techniques, Audio Recording, Introduction to Music Technology, or their equivalents are required.

The Electronic Media internships provide opportunities for in-depth learning of a variety of media skills and concepts. They require a year-long commitment for fall, winter and spring quarters. Interns enroll for 12-16 credits per quarter with room for a 4-credit part-time class or other academic components. Interns work 30 to 40 hours a week and are paid 15 to 19 hours a week, depending on credit distribution. The intern's primary responsibilities are focused on supporting instruction, maintenance and administration for specific labs, facilities and production needs under the supervision of the staff. The interns meet weekly as a group to share skills, collaborate on projects, and to facilitate working together on productions and cross training between areas.

Audio Internship
The Audio Intern develops advanced technical knowledge in all aspects of audio production systems through readings, independent research and co-production of the Student CD project. She or he also gains instructional, organizational and teamwork skills by providing workshops and technical support of the audio recording facilities. Other responsibilities include maintenance of analog equipment and computers, lab proficiencies and the setup and operation of small to large sound reinforcement systems.

Film/Animation Internship
The Film/Animation Intern develops advanced technical knowledge of film and animation production equipment and procedures, as well as instructional and organizational skills, while providing technical support, maintenance and workshops in the film and animation facilities. Responsibilities include maintenance of film and animation equipment and computer systems, lab proficiencies, assisting with instruction and creating documentation. Applicants should have experience with analog and digital 2D/3D animation techniques.

Media Production Internship
The Media Production Intern learns the management skills needed to successfully plan, provide technical support and execute campus productions. This intern plays key roles in all facets of the production process including client relations, preproduction planning, and support of audio, video, multimedia and teleconferencing needs. Duties also include minor maintenance and technical support of equipment, labs and facilities.

Media Loan Internship
The Media Loan Intern learns technical concepts, management, troubleshooting and repair skills, and gains teaching experience related to circulating 16 mm film and high-end digital video, audio and lighting equipment by training students to use it. The intern learns to interpret and enforce policies, approve work orders, train other student workers, and carry out general maintenance and minor repair of Media Loan equipment. This internship carries much responsibility and requires advanced knowledge of media equipment and production.

Multimedia Lab
The Multimedia Lab Intern develops the instructional, technical and organizational skills needed to supervise, maintain and teach in the Mac based Multimedia lab, and in non-linear facilities using Final Cut and other multimedia applications. The intern coordinates student staffing, administers proficiency tests, assists with lab hardware and software upgrades, creates instructional materials, and provides users with technical advice and workshops.

Music Technology Labs
The Music Technology Intern develops advanced knowledge of music technology and gains organizational and teaching skills through the management of the Music Technology Labs. The intern’s learning is supplemented by readings, independent research and co-production of the Student CD project. Intern responsibilities include studio scheduling, computer and hardware maintenance, and support for instructional workshops and proficiency tests.

Video Production
The Video Production Intern learns to produce, direct, and engineer productions using professional video cameras in the field through work on a wide range of campus video production and post-production activities. The intern builds additional technical skills by doing DVD authoring, minor maintenance and diagnostic review of equipment and labs, and support of Mini Control operations including duplication and transfers.

Credits: 12 or 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 7

Internship Required: Yes.

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Special Expenses: For media production materials only if academic work involves production.

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in media arts and digital communications.

Planning Units: Expressive Arts