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Communications Academy

The Communications Academy at Nease allows students to explore the fields of television production and digital design. Through hands-on experience and unique field trip opportunities, students gain real-world skills as they prepare for college and careers.

 

Academy Highlights:

  • Produce Wired, an award-winning daily TV newscast using professional equipment and technology
  • Film high school athletic events and edit ESPN-style highlight reels
  • Create graphic design projects for print and electronic distribution using the Adobe Creative Suite of software. Students learn the use of these programs for digital bitmap and vector based images, animation and web page authoring.
  • Create a professional digital portfolio
  • Earn industry certifications in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
Nease’s Television Production program offers students the chance to work in a professional-grade studio and control room
Students get a tour of the Full Sail Mobile Experience Truck at Nease
Students get a tour of the Full Sail Mobile Experience Truck at Nease
Television Production students attend a seminar led by WJXT News Director Kathryn Bonfield at Channel 4 Studios
Television Production students attend a seminar led by WJXT News Director Kathryn Bonfield at Channel 4 Studios
A field trip to WJCT studios
Digital Design students learn about using their skills in the business world at Leonard’s Studios

 

Instruction

Our Academy is proud to have highly-qualified instructors who have career experience from the fields they teach. These teachers integrate their working knowledge of the industry into the classroom, giving students an excellent foundation for the future.

Partners

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The cornerstone of career education is work-based learning and our Academy is fortunate to partner with PGA Tour Entertainment, WJXT Channel 4, Leonards’ Studios, Flagler College, St. Johns River State College and other leaders in the communications industry. These generous companies provide our program with industry guidance as well as opportunities for internships, job-shadowing, field trips, mentoring, guest speakers and other special events.

Our success depends on partnerships with local businesses along with community support. Please contact us for more information.

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Mission Statement

We will prepare and inspire students for success in college and career by providing relevant knowledge of necessary skills for, and real-world exposure to, the communications industry.

 

How to contact us?

 

Academy Coordinator:

Jaime Combs
904-547-8306
[email protected]

 

Academy Instructors:

Justin Cooler
TV Production, Wired
[email protected]

Geoff Stephens
TV Production, Sports Media
[email protected]

Jacki Soto
Digital Design
[email protected]