Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster


    Teacher: James Davey

    CIP Code: 10.9999





     Multimedia Technology Instructor, James Davey, was awarded his seventh EMMY® award at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic EMMY® award ceremony held on Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Jim Davey EMMY award  

    This program introduces students to the art and science of multimedia technology. Through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on experience, students will be well prepared for success in today’s rapidly growing communication fields. They gain a working knowledge of hardware, software, and equipment necessary for delivering effective communication for business, education, and entertainment. Through instruction students will develop competency in photography, cinematography, concept design, graphic design, television production, streaming video and audio production, as well as electronic computer imaging, motion graphics, and animation using Apple computers. In addition, curriculum is implemented using iOS devices such as the iPad, iPod touch and PhoneGap.  A variety of software applications are taught including: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Edge Animate, iTunes, iBooks Author, GarageBand, iPhoto, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Pro Tools.  Using state-of-the-art digital technology, students apply their knowledge and skills to create professional media for broadcast, corporate communications, web-based content and entertainment. Students will also receive instruction in internet technology, social media and the development of multi-touch textbooks.  This course provides comprehensive hands-on experience with the internet through instruction in website development, project management, budgeting, and social networking. This program will enhance computer literacy, build communication skills and yield work samples for an impressive portfolio in preparation for college and employment.



    Adobe Certified Associate – Visual Communication

    Apple Certified Pro – Final Cut Pro



    Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    Bucks County Community College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology



    Ability to work independently

    Basic computer skills

    Collaborative/group work 

    Creative/artistic ability

    Effective written and oral communication skills

    Manual dexterity

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Physical stamina

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level

    Strong depth and color perception



    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $30)

    Kit of selected computer supplies and educational materials (approximately $150)

    MMT Career Wheel