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Summer Pre-College: Digital Media

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COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2021 program to a 3-week online experience from July 12 - 30 with 14 course options.

Summer Pre-College: Digital Media

Do you ever wish you could create the images, films, and graphics that you see in your favorite games, movies, and magazines? Have you ever wanted to make a website so that you could express yourself through the internet, or spread your message to the world? The Digital Media course at Marist College will take you through the process, step-by-step, of learning how to use major industry tools to create these things. You will not only learn how to make your own website, but will also use industry-standard programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere to create graphics, edit images, and make videos that you can use in your digital projects, or share on social media. Don’t worry if you are not computer savvy, as there is no prior experience necessary. We will help you learn the basics, and get you to the point where you are comfortable bringing your creativity into the digital world.

In this program, you will use Adobe Illustrator to create your own graphics that can be used on websites, magazines, your next video game, or just about any other digital platform. You will then learn Adobe Photoshop, to edit images and photographs so that they are ready for the public eye. Moving on to Adobe Premiere, you will learn how to create and edit videos to add effects, transitions, text, and other aspects that will prepare you for your next YouTube hit, Movie, or maybe a fun documentary of your latest vacation with friends and family. Finally, you will learn to make a website where you can share your other creations, or take part in the global conversations that are constantly happening on the internet. All of the Adobe software will be provided by Marist.

Aside from having fun expanding your skills, you will also be learning tools that you can list on your professional resumé. These tools are standard in most digital industries and are required for a number of technology-based careers in fashion, gaming, film, advertising, and many others. Even more, This class counts as Marist College’s Digital Toolbox course, a course that is one of the introductory courses for all Communication and Media Studies majors. It also counts as a technical competency course for Marist College students of all majors. Throughout the program, students will be given advice for getting a head start on their future professional success, by both the instructor and guest speakers.

The required synchronous course time for this class for Summer 2021 will be from July 12 - 30, 2021, Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST.


Welcome to Marist's Summer Pre-College in Digital Media Program!

Marist College is a competitive and comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. Our state-of-the-art facilities, a close connection between faculty and students, and beautiful location right on the Hudson River are some of the high points you will experience while at Marist. Marist’s tight-knit community produces lifelong friendships and mentors. All of this leads to a strong and fulfilling education that gives our students the cutting-edge skills they need to thrive in today’s fast-paced careers.

Program Goals

  • Introduce students to the basic principles of design, editing, and media creation.
  • The program will delve into software, like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere.
  • Students will create a fun online portfolio of digital works to share with others.
  • The program will teach basic image creation, image editing, and website creation.
  • Students will express creativity and gain technical skills even if they have no background in art or computers.

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Digital Media Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course COM103L, Digital Toolbox.

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