Diploma in Digital Media
Two-Year Program (60 Credits)
Courses revolve around:
Central to this program is a group of committed instructors and special guests who bring years of experience, technical skills and artistic ability to the classroom.
Digital Media: In Depth
Prairie takes a unique approach to digital media training, intentionally integrating excellent instruction and practical skills with the Christian faith. Study photography, audio/video production, artistic layout and design, and marketing and learn how to use these in a variety of career and ministry tracks. One of our goals is to connect students with missions organizations so students will be able to participate in an international practicum.
The Diploma in Digital Media is for those who:
International Practicum Opportunities
Want to travel the world and use your passion for digital media? Through the international practicum, students have the opportunity to experience a different culture while utilizing their skills to create dynamic and unique additions to their portfolio of work.
Your diploma can open doors to career and ministry opportunities in North America and around the world. We intentionally highlight how digital media applies to service in both ministry and professional contexts. Upon completion of the two-year diploma program, students may also wish to transfer to one of Prairie’s four-year Bachelor of Arts Degrees.
This program is limited to 20 students each year. Interested students should apply early.
All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.
Bible & Theology (15 credits)
Arts & Sciences (9 credits)
Digital Media (36 credits)
Note: Courses may be under development to reflect changes and upgrades in technology and software. Actual courses may be slightly different than as published.
For course descriptions, see catalogue here.
Hardware & Software Requirements
Students must have a new, or up to 2 year old MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with at least 8GB of ram, a 1TB (minimum) external portable hard drive, a "student" subscription of the full version of Adobe Creative Cloud, Wacom Intuos Tablet or better, and a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera body with HD 1080p video capabilities. We recommend a full frame Canon* body with a Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS lens for starters. Prairie Bible Institute qualifies for educational pricing with both Apple and Adobe, and both companies have time-sensitive pricing.
*Canon, because the school has a number of Canon accessories (worth thousands of dollars) digital media students can borrow and experiment with. It's simply too costly to stock accessories for multiple brands.
Ron Nickel Program Coordinator
What I love about teaching at Prairie are those “Aha” moments. It’s where the confusion goes away and the light bulb goes on in students' eyes. I have been a photographer for over 30 years and made my living that way. For students to latch on to a career that they feel passionate about is what I hope for every student that comes through our program.
To see Ron's work go to www.ronnickelphotography.com
You will be a given a skillset that will allow you to pursue careers in the following areas:
Getting the shot
Photo shoot on the roof
Digital Media Class
Inside the Loft
Digital Media International Practicum
Quite simply, I owe almost everything I know about professional photography to Ron. Not only was he my instructor throughout college, but also a mentor. From working as his personal assistant on photo-shoots, to sitting in class listening to him passionately teach invaluable information, I highly respect him and the imagery he produces. Ron’s impressive client list directly reflects how his photography has impacted societies around the globe and initiated genuine change for the better.
See Mason's work at: http://www.masonunrau.com/