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School of Arts, Communication & Media

Skill Set Pathways

Fuel Your Passion | Increase Your Skills | Advance Your Career

In today’s workforce, employees are often expected to have multifaceted skill sets to stay competitive and appealing to employers. Whatever the industry, students benefit by showcasing a wide range of abilities and competencies, particularly those found in the creative fields.

The Salt Lake Community College School of Arts, Communication and Media has created Skill Set Pathway certificates that provide easy access to learning in-demand skills, with small groups of focused classes that provide expertise in a wide range of disciplines. These certificates will provide students with opportunities to complement their credentials, increase their marketability to employers, and facilitate personal enrichment, all within a short amount of time. Many courses also count toward SLCC Gen Ed elective credits. Some certificate courses are intended to be taken in a specific order.

To sign up, simply register for the classes listed under each certificate. Upon completion, students will receive a “Certificate of Achievement” that can be included in resumes or CVs. It’s never been easier to increase your skills at Salt Lake Community College!

For more information, contact academic advisors Gordon Storrs (801-957-3125; gordon.storrs@slcc.edu) or Samual Curley (801-957-3114; samual.curley@slcc.edu).

VISUAL ART & DESIGN

Computer Graphics Essentials (9 credit hours)

ART 1200 – InDesign Software (3 credits)

ART 1280 – Photoshop Software (3 credits)

ART 2412 – Illustrator Software (3 credits)

The SLCC Computer Graphics Essentials Pathway will provide in-depth training in the top three Adobe computer programs used in the graphic design industry. These skills may be utilized for any number of entry-level positions such as production artist or pre-press technician. Classes may be taken 100% online, 100% at night or 100% during the day.

Introduction to Design (9 credit hours)

ART 1120 – Design (3 credits)

ART 1200 – InDesign Software (3 credits)

ART 1230 – Type & Layout (3 credits)

The SLCC Introduction to Design Pathway will provide training in design, typography, and layout. In addition, students will learn the graphic design industry standard Adobe InDesign computer program used in publication and print design. These skills may be utilized for any number of entry-level positions such as production artist, layout artist, and graphic designer. Classes may be taken partially online, partially at night or 100% during the day.

Print Production (9 credit hours)

ART 1135 – Printing Fundamentals (3 credits)

ART 1200 – InDesign Software (3 credits)

ART 1240 – Screen Printing (3 credits)

The Print Production Pathway will provide training in different methods of printing. In addition, students will learn the graphic design industry standard Adobe InDesign computer program used in publications and print production. These skills may be utilized for a number of entry-level positions such as pre-press technician and press operator. Classes may be taken partially online, 100% at night or partially during the day.

Photography Production (10 credit hours)

ART 1310 - Photo I (4 credits)

ART 1320 - Photo Vision (3 credits)

ART 1280 - Photoshop (3 credits)

The Photography Production pathway provides a comprehensive introduction to the art and craft of photography. Through hands-on experience, participants will cultivate knowledge of camera mechanics, analog and digital photographic processes, creative composition, visual communication fundamentals, and Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop software applications. Completion encourages entry level employment in the visual media industry and complements careers in a variety of fields, including business, communication, marketing, and more.

Fashion Production (8-11 credit hours)

FASH 1260 - Fashion Forecasting (3 credits)

FASH 1850 - Fashion Show Production (4 credits)

FASH 1900 - Styling (1-3 credits)

After successfully completing the Fashion Design Pathway, students will be qualified for entry level fashion show production and styling jobs. They will be able to style models for: fashion shows, print advertising, and digital marketing. Students will develop skills in interpreting trends, style and visual composition, as well as organization and production of shows, photo shoots and campaigns.

Home Staging (9 credit hours)

INTD 1010 (FA) -  Introduction to Interior Design (3 credits)

INTD 1100 - Drafting and Space Utilization (3 credits)

INTD 1200 - Color for Interiors (3 credits)

The Home Staging Pathway teaches important interior design skills, including design principles and elements, aesthetic judgement, residential space planning (for function, residential building codes, and creativity), basic understanding of residential construction documents, basic understanding of sustainable principles and materials, color theory for aesthetics and psychological effect, and presentation skills. Students will gain the training needed to become a home stager to decorate model homes or to organize, rearrange, and declutter homes that are for sale.

FILM/MEDIA

Essential Film Production (12 credit hours)

FLM 1045 - Beginning Film Production (6 credits)

FLM 1055 - Intermediate Film Production (6 credits)

The Essential Film Production Pathway will teach technical film production and storytelling techniques.  Participants will experience hands-on production using state-of-the-art professional film sound stage and location equipment, as well as learning and working with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Pro Tools, and Cubase.  This certificate will provide skills to gain entry-level employment in the film production industry.

Essential Film Audio Production (7 credit hours)

MUSC 1515 - Basic Audio Production (3 credits)

MUSC 2065 - Motion Picture Sound (4 credits)

The SLCC Basic Film Audio Production Pathway will provide an in-depth understanding of audio recording and post-production sound editing for film.  Participants will experience hands-on sound recording using state-of-the-art professional audio production equipment, as well as learning and working with Audition, Pro Tools, and Cubase.

Screenwriting (9 credit hours)

FLM 1075 - Screenwriting 1 (3 credits)

FLM 1075 - Screenwriting 2 (3 credits)

ENGL 1010 - Basic Composition (3 credits)

The SLCC Screenwriting Pathway will provide explore screenwriting theory and technique.  Participants will learn to write for the screen using Celtix and Movie Magic Screenwriter software.

Media Production (9 credit hours)

COMM 1800 - Digital Media Tools & Techniques (4 credits)

COMM 2250 - TV Studio Production (2 credits)

COMM 1560 - Radio Production & Performance (ID) (3 credits)

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COMM 2200 - TV/Video Production (3 credits)

The Media Production Pathway gives students the opportunity to work creating media in both the TV and Radio studios. Students will learn the basic skills they need to start producing engaging image, audio, video and multimedia projects.

Radio/Podcast Performance (6 credit hours)

COMM 1560 - Radio Production & Performance (ID) (3 credits)

COMM 2400 - Social Media Tools and Strategies (3 credits)

The Radio/Podcast Performance Pathway gives students the opportunity to have their own radio show each week on RadioSLCC.com. Students will learn the basic skills they need to be on-air, conduct live interviews, make a podcast, and promote themselves as a radio personality via social media.

Media Writing (9 credit hours)

COMM 1130 - Journalism and Media Writing (3 credits)

ENGL 1010 - Intro to Writing (3 credits)

COMM 2400 - Social Media Tools and Strategies (3 credits)

The Media Writing Pathway gives students the opportunity to learn to write and also have their work published, in print, online, on radio and on TV. Students will learn the basic skills they need to write across media platforms and have their voice heard.

PERFORMING ARTS

Theater Arts Skills (9 credit hours)

THEA 1030 - Voice & Movement (3 credits)

THEA 1033 - Acting I (3 credits)

THEA 1113 - Voice I (3 credits)

The Theatre Arts Skills Pathway introduces students to the performance techniques and strategies necessary to pursue acting as a career or pastime.  Participants will learn and apply theories of character development focused in the teachings of Stanislavski, voice control, theatrical movement, and make-up design and application for the actor.  Students will perform scenes and monologues, learn dialects, and explore range and control of voice and movement.