The Merge Media Academy

The Merge Media Academy

We Are Fully Enrolled for the 2023-2024 Program!

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Sign up for the 2024-2025 program now, and take advantage of early financing options.

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The Merge Media Academy provides a comprehensive course of study in all types of media. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students to become independent content creators and to set them up for opportunities in all media disciplines.

As an alternative to a four-year university, we empower our students with the skill set to begin working in less than a year. The Merge Media Academy provides a positive learning environment that advocates considerate, responsible, and emotionally healthy behavior. Our courses help to develop leadership skills and confidence to ensure that all students succeed in their chosen professional field, and ultimately in life!

Digital Media Fundamentals Program

Digital Media Fundamentals Program

The Merge Media Academy Digital Media Fundamentals program provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic world of digital media.

In this program, students will explore the fundamental concepts, theories, and practical skills necessary to navigate and succeed in the ever-evolving field of digital media.

  • The 10-month digital media program will commence on September 25, 2023.
  • Tuition is $10k per Student. Payment plans available upon request
  • Early enrollees receive a new MacBook Pro Laptop. Restrictions apply.
  • To learn more contact us at info@mergemedia.com or 303.281.9782

Classes Include:

1. Beginning Your Media Career
  • Throughout the program, students will gain a deep understanding of the key components and tools used in digital media production, including content creation, video editing, audio production, and personal branding.
  • This section of the course covers everything you will need to begin a professional media career.
2. Equipment & Tools for The Media Professional
  • In a media career, the specific tools needed can vary depending on the specific field and job role. We will cover each of these tools in depth throughout this section of the course.
3. Adobe Audition: The Basics
  • Adobe Audition provides a versatile platform for creating high-quality audio content and is widely regarded as a powerful tool in the audio production industry. In this section of the course, you will learn the basics of audio editing, mixing, and mastering.
4. Adobe Photoshop: The Basics
  • Adobe Photoshop is widely regarded as the industry standard for image editing and manipulation. In this section of the course, you will learn to create, enhance, and modify images for various purposes via Adobe Photoshop.
5. Introduction to Podcasting: From Idea to Broadcast
  • Podcasts cover a wide range of topics, including news, education, entertainment, storytelling, interviews, comedy, true crime, technology, and more. They offer listeners the flexibility to consume content on their own schedule and provide a convenient way to stay informed, entertained, or educated while on the go. In this section of the course, you will learn the basic principles of creating a professional podcast.
6. The Art of News Reporting: From Novice to Professional
  • News anchors play a vital role in informing and educating the public, providing accurate and reliable news, and shaping the public’s understanding of current events. Their professionalism, communication skills, and ability to connect with the audience contribute to the success and credibility of the news organization they represent.
  • In this section of the course, you will learn the basic principles of news reporting.
7. Sportscasting for Beginners: Essential Skills for Aspiring Commentators
  • The role of a sportscaster is to inform, entertain, and engage the audience by providing live or recorded commentary, analysis, and storytelling that enhances the sports viewing experience.
  • In this section of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of sportscasting.
8. The Power of Effective Public Speaking in The Digital Age
  • This course is designed to help you build a solid foundation in public speaking by providing you with the essential knowledge, techniques, and strategies to become a more effective communicator. his course is designed to help you build a solid foundation in public speaking by providing you with the essential knowledge, techniques, and strategies to become a more effective communicator. 
9. The Art of Radio: Mastering the Airwaves

Even if you’re not currently working in any type of media position, you can still leverage the power of social media to position yourself as someone who is knowledgeable and skilled in whatever you decide to be. In this section of the course, we will teach you how to use social media to build your personal brand.

10. How to Use Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

Even if you’re not currently working in any type of media position, you can still leverage the power of social media to position yourself as someone who is knowledgeable and skilled in whatever you decide to be. In this section of the course, we will teach you how to use social media to build your personal brand.

Traditional Media

Digital Media

Media Placement

MEDIA

EDUCATION

REMOTE LEARNING

GUIDANCE

EMPOWERMENT

Merge Boss!

Prior to founding the Merge Project LLC, Lynn Briggs has worked for more than four decades in the media broadcasting space. Her career spans a multitude of gigs across the US and UK, including roles as a national afternoon host for Westwood One (adult contemporary formats), midday host of K-LITE 101.7, as host of ABC Radio’s syndicated Classic R & B format. Lynn’s broadcasting career extends into television which includes anchoring the weekend news for TXCN (Texas Cable News), a Belo-owned network airing in Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. During her career, Briggs made her debut as a program director (Stevie Wonder owned KJLH Radio-Los Angeles), music director, promotions director, account executive, voiceover actor, principal with TMG Marketing and public relations for the National Football League.

As student advisor and executive producer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Briggs created the university’s inaugural morning show “The Morning Rebellion” and was instrumental in media placement for several UNLV graduates. Her multiple positions at these organizations have helped each achieve a next level of growth.

Previously, as a program director, music director and on-air personality; Briggs worked in many of the largest broadcasting markets including WJLB/WMXD/WHYT in Detroit, KJLH/Los Angeles, WQHT/New York, KOAI/Dallas, KOAS/KDWN/Las Vegas and KSBL/Santa Barbara. In Dallas, Briggs was the first and only African American Woman in the market spearheading a morning team. These accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In 2017 Briggs was nominated for induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame (an award dedicated to the recognition of broadcasting greats in the Lone Star State), coupled with other prestigious awards such as the “Billboard Magazine’s On-Air Personality of the Year and the “Nevada Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame” awards.

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“The key to all of life is understanding how to add value to others.”

—Jay Abraham

FAQ

Our Digital Media Fundamentals program is dedicated to training students for careers in traditional and digital media. All enrollments are on a first come first serve basis until the program has reached its capacity.

The 10-month online program is offered annually. Classes for the next program will start September 23, 2024.

Early enrollment for the 2024-25 program is available now by signing up on our website mergemediaacademy.com or by calling 303.281.9782

Absolutely. Students will receive hands-on training and activities that directly produce an end result.

Each module is a prerequisite to the next and must be successfully completed before advancing to the next module.

Each module is a prerequisite to the next and must be successfully completed before advancing to the next module.

Yes. We’ve partnered with Canvas, a web-based learning management system, or LMS. It is used by learning institutions, educators, and students to access and manage online course learning materials and communicate about skill development and learning achievement. Certificates are issued upon completion of each module, and full certification upon completing the 10-month program.

Yes. We have a broad arsenal of media resources equipped to place qualified students in less than a year.

$10k for the 10-month program.

Unfortunately, not at this time. We offer financing options and scholarships to qualified students.

Unfortunately, not at this time. There is a 20% discount on tuition for Veteran’s.

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