Curriculum To Give Headstart In Multimedia Jobs !

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) A curriculum software claimed to give class VI-XII students a headstart in multimedia careers was announced jointly by an information technology school and a software maker today.

The new curriculum is intended to give kids aspiring for a career in website design or video or sound editing an early start through an access to professional creative tools.

The curriculum is an outcome of the combined efforts of the National Institute of Information Technology and Adobe, spokesmen for the two organisations told journalists.

Multimedia is multiple forms of media-- text, audio, graphics, animation, video, data, so on-- clubbed together, for instance, in a web page carrying lyrics of a song, its audio file and even a video of the rendition.

NIIT School Learning Solutions president L Balasubramanian said the NIIT e-GURU Web and Multimedia curriculum curriculum was administered in pilot efforts covering 400 students over the past year.

He said the programme was being offered to schools at Re 60 per student and hoped to be delivered to some 100,000 students over the next five years.

''World class multimedia professionals'' are what the programme is hoped to help shape with its blend of multimedia applications, web technology, communication technology and soft skills, the spokesmen said.

They said the curriculum covering a collection-- including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, Encore, Soundbooth, AfterEffects, Fireworks, Dreamweaver-- is based on Adobe's professional software.

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