“We live in a content driven world,” says Kevin Landry, President of New Horizons of Southern California, a five-campus member of the largest independent IT training system in the world. “The appetite for creative image makers is voracious, due to the explosive growth of digital publications, web resources, and video outlets such as YouTube and Vimeo. However, significant numbers of job and business opportunities go begging. Every employment offer today seeks creative people who can deliver it all; artistic and inspired capture, postproduction, and digital asset management. After extensive research, development and incubation, we are proud to launch the New Horizons Digital Arts Training Program for photographers and videographers. “
The Digital Arts Program is a linear education system that emphasizes visual WOW and the development of new visual voices, noted Cindy Sutherland, Vice President of Career Development. “WOW,” says Sutherland, “is the visual magic that stirs the soul, makes your juices jump, causes you to smile, or to bleed with tears. WOW is the essence of art, it is how you create and deliver emotional range, new points of view, dramatize dynamic visual stories about memory and diary, or about the unimagined imagined. The mission of the New Horizons Digital Arts Program is to develop creative leaders, creative mastery— to deliver the WOW in visual content for employers or the self-employed visual artist.
Students who qualify can choose Certificate Programs in Wedding, Portraiture, Fine Art, Videography and Adobe Post Production specialties. Each program requires 200-300 hours of classroom, studio lab, and real world application assignments. Certified instructors, who are recognized creative leaders in their fields, teach students foundational subjects in digital image capture, and then students progressively advance their skills in lighting, posing, narrative, character, video, postproduction arts in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing. In the final classes, students learn personal and business marketing applications for their chosen genre.
“The training is fun,” says David LaNeve, Digital Arts Program Director, “but it is also rigorous and market driven. Students receive intensive classroom, studio, and location instruction within a ‘hands on mentoring’ environment. Upon successful completion, students will have a professional portfolio or video reel that displays their skills and creativity, New Horizons and Adobe Certifications, and real world assignment experience for their resume.
Interested students can learn more about the program, student financing, and entry qualifications by going to http://www.nhsocal.com/