Miami, June 22, 2017 – At today’s Miami Dade College (MDC) Board of Trustees meeting, Discovery Networks Latin America / U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH) presented a check for $40,000 to provide scholarships for students at MDC’s acclaimed Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC). The Discovery Latin America Scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled at MAGIC with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
“Discovery Networks Latin America / U.S. Hispanic is excited to partner with Miami Dade College’s MAGIC program, which allows us to tap into a great talent pool while providing students with real, hands on experience with existing as well as new projects and opportunities,” said Michael Bremer, Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operations Officer for Discovery Networks Latin America / US Hispanic (DLA/USH).
MAGIC has been named one of the top schools in the country for animation or visual effects by Animation Magazine. Its first graduates, class of 2017, have earned internships and jobs at Univision Communications, Discovery Latin America, Frost Science Museum, Spinteractive, and Sky Rise Miami.
Opened in 2015 and located at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, MAGIC offers an Associate in Science degree in Animation & Game Art or Game Development & Design. Students in the intensive, hands-on two-year program develop skills in modeling, lighting, motion, sound, and storytelling, as well as gain command of the technical skills required in today’s highly competitive animation industry.
MAGIC continues expanding its course offerings with the implementation of the Immersive Technologies Certificate program on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) starting in fall 2017.
Students also benefit from key partnerships and mentorships with industry leaders, including alliances with Alienware, Baptist Hospital, Discovery Communications, Nickelodeon, Museu do Amanhã, Pixar’s RenderMan, and Univision Communications, among others. To learn more, visit https://magic.mdc.edu.
About Discovery Networks Latin America / U.S. Hispanic
Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH) is a division of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. In Latin America, the educational initiative Discovery en la Escuela empowers teachers with rich content improving students’ achievements. Founded in 1994, DLA/USH distributes 13 Discovery brands reaching 369 million cumulative viewers in 48 countries with programming customized in three languages. The portfolio includes Discovery Channel: the leading factual network in Latin America; Discovery Kids, the leading preschool network in Latin America celebrating 20 years in the market; and Discovery Home & Health, the leading female lifestyle network in Latin America. The DLA/USH portfolio also includes two U.S. Hispanic brands for Spanish speaking audiences in the United States, reaching 12 million cumulative subscribers. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.