Summer Pre-College Admission

Digital Media

Session 2: The 2019 Session 2 programs will run July 14th - July 27th.

Do you like surfing the web? Reading blogs? Sharing photos? Watching videos? In this class, you will get to MAKE websites, blogs, photo collages, videos, and more! This program will be a great opportunity for you to express your creativity. You will use Wordpress to make your own website, and fun software from Adobe Creative Suite, like Photoshop, to make your own digital works. Don’t worry if you are not computer savvy, as there is no prior experience with the tools necessary. We will help you learn the basic principles, and we will help you design and create your own media. By the end of the program, you will be able to show off all of your work in your very own online portfolio!

In this program, you will begin by creating your own website, which will serve as an online portfolio for the rest of your projects. Next, we will take photos and edit images using Photoshop. Then, we will make posters and flyers using InDesign. We will also write and shoot our own videos and work in teams to edit these videos using Premiere. Students will also work on a final creative project of their choice.

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.

The skills and tools you will use in this class are useful for all different communication and media fields, including public relations, journalism, advertising, television, games, and fashion. The program will also provide advice for students interested in considering a career in communication, media, digital industries, technology or the arts.

Guest speakers will include digital media creators, photographers, filmmakers, designers, and other media artists.


Welcome to Marist!

Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.

Program Goals

  • Introduce students to the basic principles of design and media creation.
  • The program will delve into accessible software like Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere.
  • Students will create a fun online portfolio of digital works to share with others.
  • The program will teach basic image editing, animation, and layout.
  • Students will express creativity and gain technical skills even if they have no background in art or computers.
  • The program will host world-class professionals to talk about careers in communication and media.

Course Credit:

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 MDIA 103, Digital Toolbox.

Please see below for the 2019 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.