Master (MSc) In Scientific and Technological Imaging

Brooks Institute

Program Description

Master (MSc) In Scientific and Technological Imaging

Brooks Institute


Graduates of the Master of Science in Scientific and Technological Imaging (MSSTI) Program are prepared to meet the challenges of communicating science, technology, and innovation through visual media. Graduates will leverage skills in project management to ensure the effective production, integration, archiving and distribution of media content in support of scientific research, education, museum collections and research documentation, preservation, and communication.

MSSTI is a four-semester, 36- credit, low residency master’s program. The program provides an advanced course of study that requires students to explore and effectively apply scientific and technical media imaging methods to meet the challenges of communicating scientific knowledge, technological innovation, research findings, museum collections, and related content to a diverse global audience. The program stresses project and production management skills to ensure the effective production, integration, archiving and distribution of media content.

The two 4-credit classes, MSS534 Production Workshop I and MSS644 Production Workshop II, have a one-week residency requirement embedded into the course delivery. In these courses, 45 contact hours will be delivered online over the 15-week term and 45 contact hours will be delivered in a face-to-face format during the one-week residency.

Core Courses

Core courses include:

  • Technical Image Capture
  • Project Management
  • Communicating Science: Writing
  • DAM, Libraries and Image Distribution
  • Collection, Artifact and Documentary Photography
  • Photographic Lighting Solutions
  • Multimedia Methods I: Content Creation
  • Production Workshop I (includes 1 wk. residency)
  • Visual Storytelling and Portraiture
  • Specialized Photo Applications I
  • Multimedia Methods II: Presentation
  • Production Workshop II (includes 1 wk. residency)
  • Specialized Photo Applications II

Elective Options

Among the elective course options* are:

  • History of Photography
  • Advanced Production Workshop
  • Internship I
  • Internship II

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the MS-STI degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and create effective visual media to educate, inform, and communicate to a global audience (Visual Literacy, Problem Solver)
  • Create media content using diverse scientific and technical imaging methods and tools to communicate, interpret and document subject matter (Adept, Global)
  • Effectively manage media assets to ensure efficient workflow, distribution, sharing and stable archiving (Adept)
  • Identify, articulate and apply ethical principals in relation to visual and verbal media representations, and business/professional practices (Ethics)
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, in a professional environment (Communication)
  • Apply an understanding of project and business management to successfully organize and complete projects as an individual and in collaborative teams (Collaboration)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 22, 2016
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Sept. 2017
4 semesters
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Start date Sept. 2017
USA Ventura, California
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