Introducing the Metro Media Institute Summer Class Series

Summer Classes Starting Soon

Introducing the Metro Media Institute Summer Class Series

Metro Media Institute is excited to announce our brand new Summer Class Series!

This series of classes will be held from  July 12th - September 2nd and will have classes for everyone age 7 and older. 

With courses in art, media, technology and more, there is something for everyone. 

Additionally, our unique class model will not only have students in class every week but also outside getting practical hands-on experience while enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

See below for a complete list of our classes that are running this summer. Click on the class name to find out more about it.

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Classes for Ages 7-12

Basic Art and Painting (Ages 7-12)

Let your kids discover their inner artists with lessons to help them express themselves. Let them paint their hearts away and have fun while doing it. Whether the child has an artistic eye and loves to paint or they are just starting out and want to explore their artistic abilities.

Basic Graphic Design (Ages 7-12)

For someone that avidly creates or someone who wants to start out and learn, classes available for any level. Graphic Design will allow exploration into graphic communication done through the understanding of the principles of design and its elements. Learn about idea development, vocabulary, the design process, initial phases, and the final execution. Learn how to apply visual design techniques like page layout, digital image processing, and illustration. Create a design portfolio including color theory, image editing, typography and text elements, digital drawing and tracing, editing and retouching images, design and creating logos, and more. This knowledge can be used for advertising, graphic design projects, web designs, illustrations, game design, and more.

Basic Video Editing/Final Cut Pro (Ages 7-12)

 Final Cut Pro is geared more toward apple products. Final Cut Pro allows editing of a multitude of different video formats including 2K, 4K, 5K, and 8K. Final Cut Pro allows you to edit more complex projects and work with larger frame sizes, higher frame rates, and more effects. Excel with unlimited audio tracks, multicamera editing, 360 video editing support, and so much more. Work with a range of video transitions and audio filters and master color correcting tools. Learn the tricks and the function of hot-keys of which there are almost 400 keyboard commands that can help speed up the editing process.

Movie Making/Film (Ages 7-12)

From first-time creators to skilled filmers, making films and movies allows for a wide array of creativity. A range of classes will make any skill level comfortable. Learn how to take an idea and bring it to the screen. From organizing ideas and planning the script and scenes on a storyboard to framing and organizing the scenes. We will cover the fundamentals and vocabulary of making a film and master filming techniques on how to frame a shot correctly to produce different styles of filming and create a range of different scenes. Learn to edit projects on Premiere. Learn how to work the camera and use our multifaceted film space to create to make amazing films.

Photography (Ages 7-12)

A camera is a tool that can capture a moment forever, make the picture memorable with knowledge about photography and how to use the camera to its full potential to ensure the picture is the best it can be. Learn how to operate a DSLR Camera, and edit your own photos using Lightroom & Photoshop. Become an expert on the different vocabulary, parts, and functions of a camera and how each is useful and beneficial in certain settings inside and out. Discover what truly makes a good or bad picture. Build your own photography portfolio if you are just starting out or expand it with new skills for the more advanced in the wide range of skill level classes.

Introduction to Web Design (Ages 7-12)

In this course, kids will learn the basic elements of web design. They will learn what it means to be a web designer and what goes into being a web developer, while also analyzing the difference between websites and web applications. The course will have the students create a sample web page.

Basic Computer Science (Ages 7-12)

In this course, you will learn how the computer processes information and the procedures it goes through to convert that information into something a human can understand.

In this course we will cover the following topics:  

  • Measuring Computing Power
  • Language Construction 
  • Programming Languages
  • Problem Definition
  • Formulating Pseudocode
  • Algorithms
Minecraft (Age 7-12)

From the people who build their own worlds or those who have their interest peaked, beginner to advanced classes are offered. Learn the fundamentals of creating your own levels in a wide-open world. This course encourages imagination and creativity by creating anything from a small hut to a huge, sprawling metropolis. Minecraft enhances creativity, problem-solving, self-direction, collaboration, and other life skills.

Classes for Ages 13-17

Basic Art and Painting (Ages 13-17)

Let your teens discover their inner artist with lessons to help them express themselves. Let them paint their hearts away and have fun while doing it. Whether the teen has an artistic eye and loves to paint or they are just starting out and want to explore their artistic side.

Basic Graphic Design (Ages 13-17)

 For someone that avidly creates or someone who wants to start out and learn. Graphic Design will allow exploration into graphic communication done through the understanding of the principles of design and its elements. Learn about idea development, vocabulary, the design process, initial phases, and the final execution. Learn how to apply visual design techniques like page layout, digital image processing, and illustration. Create a design portfolio including color theory, image editing, typography and text elements, digital drawing and tracing, editing and retouching images, design and creating logos, and more. This knowledge can be used for advertising, graphic design projects, web designs, illustrations, game design, and more.

Basic Photoshop (Ages 13-17)

Adobe Photoshop is an essential app that designers and photographers use to enhance their photos and graphics, design websites, and create animations.  Learn to use Photoshop to color correct and retouch photos, combine images, prepare graphics for print/web, and much more! You’ll get started with the basics and then move on to more intermediate features. Work with specific parts of an image, take parts of one photo then input them into another. Improve your images by adjusting the color, brightness, contrast, and sharpen photos. Make updates easier by using adjustment layers. Remove backgrounds using layer masks & clipping paths. Create visual effects with filters, shadows, bevels, blend modes, and much more. Finally, save images in the proper file formats and prepare them for use on the web or in print.

Basic Premiere (Ages 13-17)

From first-time creators to skilled filmers, making films and movies allows for a wide array of creativity. A range of classes will make any skill level comfortable. Learn how to take an idea and bring it to the screen. From organizing ideas and planning the script and scenes on a storyboard to framing and organizing the scenes. We will cover the fundamentals and vocabulary of making a film and master filming techniques on how to frame a shot correctly to produce different styles of filming and create a range of different scenes. Learn to edit projects on Premiere. Learn how to work the camera and use our multifaceted film space to create to make amazing films.

Movie Making/Film (Ages 13-17)

 From first-time creators to skilled filmers, making films and movies allows for a wide array of creativity. A range of classes will make any skill level comfortable. Learn how to take an idea and bring it to the screen. From organizing ideas and planning the script and scenes on a storyboard to framing and organizing the scenes. We will cover the fundamentals and vocabulary of making a film and master filming techniques on how to frame a shot correctly to produce different styles of filming and create a range of different scenes. Learn to edit projects on Premiere. Learn how to work the camera and use our multifaceted film space to create to make amazing films.

Photography (Ages 13-17)

A camera is a tool that can capture a moment forever, make the picture memorable with knowledge about photography and how to use the camera to its full potential to ensure the picture is the best it can be. Learn how to operate a DSLR Camera, and edit your own photos using Lightroom & Photoshop. Become an expert on the different vocabulary, parts, and functions of a camera and how each is useful and beneficial in certain settings inside and out. Discover what truly makes a good or bad picture. Build your own photography portfolio if you are just starting out or expand it with new skills for the more advanced in the wide range of skill level classes.

Smartphone Photography (Age 13-17)

In this course, you will learn some popular styles of photography that will help you develop and enhance your own style. 

The following topics will be talked about during this course:

  • Lenses and Accessories 
  • Composition
  • Motion & Depth 
  • Landscape Photography 
  • Lowlight and Nighttime Photography 
  • Apps and Editing Basics

 

Fundamentals of Web Design (Age 13-17)

In this course, you will learn about the features of web design such as tables, background images, and customization. You will also be introduced to Position properties, CSS Syntax, and color codes. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to code and produce a basic web page.

This course will cover the following topics: 

  • Web Design Foundations
  • Navigation
  • Planning a Website
  • Digital CV Part 1  
  • Digital CV Part 2
  • Digital CV Part 3 

Classes for Ages 18 and over

Contemporary Painting/Drawing (Age 18+)

Adult painting whether it’s a fun hobby or someone looking to get more serious adult painting has a skill level for everyone that will allow you to expand your horizons and become a master of the paintbrush or pencils, work on fine-tuning current skills, and learning different skills and techniques for creating the best artwork for the different styles of art. all while having a very fun and interactive class

Digital and Social Media Marketing (Ages 18+)

In this Introduction to Digital Business Marketing, you will get a solid foundation for what digital marketing and performance marketing is and how it will work for your business. You'll learn frequently used terms in the industry, understand what objectives and KPIs are, and look at examples of performance-focused channels for different common objectives:

The following topics will be covered during this course: 

  • Tracking and Measuring Marketing Efforts
  • Reaching the Target Market 
  • The Importance of Mobile 
  • Digital Marketing Options for Your Business
  • The World Of Google Ads
  • Making Paid Social Work For You
  • Creating a Digital Strategy
Final Cut Pro/Editing (Age 18+)

From a beginner wanting to learn the basics to someone advanced wanting to keep themselves sharp, and become a master of both editing types.

Final Cut Pro is geared more toward apple products. Final Cut Pro allows editing of a multitude of different video formats including 2K, 4K, 5K, and 8K. Final Cut Pro allows you to edit more complex projects and work with larger frame sizes, higher frame rates, and more effects. Excel with unlimited audio tracks, multicamera editing, 360 video editing support, and so much more. Work with a range of video transitions and audio filters and master color correcting tools. Learn the tricks and the function of hot-keys of which there are almost 400 keyboard commands that can help speed up the editing process.

Avids’ system is geared more toward PC products. This system sets the standard for all editing programs. Avid lets you work both online and offline and work with uncompressed standard definition, high definition, and 2K and 4K editing and finishing. Learn to work with 3D warp, paint, live matte key, tracker/ stabilizer, timewarps with motion estimation, color correction toolset, mix and match, SmartTools, and much more.

Photography (Age 18+)

A camera is a tool that can capture a moment forever, make the picture memorable with knowledge about photography and how to use the camera to its full potential to ensure the picture is the best it can be. Learn how to operate a DSLR Camera, and edit your own photos using Lightroom & Photoshop. Become an expert on the different vocabulary, parts, and functions of a camera and how each is useful and beneficial in certain settings inside and out. Discover what truly makes a good or bad picture. Build your own photography portfolio if you are just starting out or expand it with new skills for the more advanced in the wide range of skill level classes.


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