New Horizons of Southern California is a five-campus member of the largest independent IT training system in the world. The Photography and Digital Arts Program is a linear education system that meets CA State Curriculum standards and eligible for Veterans Administration benefits GI Bill funding, as well as student financing.
“This program emphasizes visual WOW and the development of new visual voices”, noted Kevin Landry, New Horizons President. “We live in a content driven world and 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 Photography and 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 contacting the New Horizons Photography and Digital Arts Program at 714. 221-3121.