Title: Program Dean, College of Media Arts & Technology
Campus: Miramar, Fla.
Randall DeWitt is the program dean at DeVry University in the College of Media Arts & Technology, where he teaches courses in digital imaging and design. His specialties are in media production and facility planning and design, as well as in sound recording and engineering, and he shares that knowledge with students across a variety of courses, including Digital Imaging Fundamentals and Advanced Design & Rapid Visualization.
Mr. DeWitt joined DeVry University South Florida in 2009. Previously, he worked at 1394 Productions, Inc., where he produced television and radio commercials, web properties, streaming media, and animations for a wide range of industries. Prior to this, Mr. DeWitt worked as the director and associate dean of the School of Entertainment and Design Technology at Miami Dade College, as corporate director of education for Mars Music, Inc., and as a consultant and assistant faculty member to the media production program at American InterContinental University.
Mr. Dewitt has also served as an advisor to Dr. Leonel Fernandez, President of the Dominican Republic in the areas of education, culture, and entertainment. While in the Dominican Republic, he also designed, developed and launched for-profit media production schools for the Dominican Government in the country's free trade zone. Since returning to the USA, he has concentrated on producing broadcast commercials for radio and TV, location photo assignments, web design and optimization, consulting, and teaching.
Mr. DeWitt has served as music industry chair to the Florida Music Educators Association and as Secretary to the Board of Dade Cultural Alliance. He has been recognized among Who's Who Among Outstanding Americans, Who's Who Among Outstanding Educators, received the In-Focus Interactive Magazine’s Leadership and Visionary Award, and has produced large-scale events including the Federal Express Orange Bowl Half-Time, Superbowl Pre-Game, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival’s Entertainment and Arts EXPO. He served as community college co-chair for the Florida Sub-Committee for Film, Television, and Entertainment, and completed Broward Alliance’s prestigious Senior Executive Orientation. Mr. DeWitt holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in education from Florida International University.
- The continued evolution of personal media devices, such as the iPhone/iPad, will drive the creation of new content made specifically for mobile devices, e-readers, and smart phones. The integration of connected internet devices will become more prevalent and accepted, e.g., cars, appliances and shop displays.
- It is important for media professionals to become diverse in their area(s) of expertise, professionally and personally embrace web design and database technologies, and become more familiar with streaming media and new delivery channels, such as social media.
- The technology industry will see the continued evolution of the “Branded Appliance”. The rate at which media related companies develop and design devices suited best for aggregating and delivering their content has accelerated recently. We’ll see smart devices from Facebook, Yahoo, Best Buy, and others as they continue the early trend started by Amazon, Google, and Apple. Media producers will need to learn both the design and programming skills necessary to meet new media standards for these platforms.
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