Internship Program Builds on the MAGIC Partnership
MIAMI – July 27, 2017 –Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced the launch of the 2017 Internship Program with Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC), the region’s premier animation and gaming educational facility. MAGIC’s top animators will be working with Univision Digital this summer and fall.
The program allows students to work with multi-media editors and producers in News, Entertainment and Sports Digital teams. Interns have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the digital publishing world and work alongside an award-winning newsroom on a wide range of projects for all of Univision’s digital platforms.
Univision recently established the Univision MAGIC Scholarship Fund in partnership with MDC, as part of Univision’s effort to cultivate the next generation of diverse leaders in the media and technology sector. In addition to providing access to resources and opportunities for students, the program will help sustain MDC’s MAGIC program, which has been named one of the top schools in the country for animation or visual effects.
“We are excited to continue and expand our partnership with MDC’s MAGIC program,” said Isaac Lee, Chief Content Officer for UCI and Televisa. “The program allows us to work with one of the top animation and visual effects schools in the U.S., and contribute to the continued development of the new and forward-looking talent that will drive our industry into the future.”
“We are pleased to partner once again with Univision Communications,” said Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, MDC’s President. “The internship program provides MDC students with the unique opportunity to work alongside industry leaders. At MDC we continue to provide our students with the resources and special opportunities to succeed in the workforce.”
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.
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About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach center offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami International Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit www.mdc.edu.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 59 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and social justice (FUSION.net), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.