A CREATIVE Production Facility In Kingston, Jamaica.

Welcome to CAT Productions

Welcome to CAT Productions, the professional arm of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Technology course of study in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies, UTech, Jamaica. An ambitious and innovative initiative by the unit, we operate as an in-house media and communication production facility that executes creative communication and media projects, from idea to the final master copy, for a variety of media. 

At CAT Productions we offer students the ability to work while they learn, applying in a professional context the comprehensive set of skills they acquire in digital media production in the classroom. At CAT Productions, we align our training goals and objectives with those of the university, which prides itself in preparing world and work ready graduates. To this end, we provide practicum activities for our students, overseen by a cadre of academic and technical staff. Additionally, we recruit the services of practitioners to work alongside our staff and students as individual projects require. 
Rohan Lewis
Coordinator
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Our Story

Our Story

In 2009, the Department of Liberal Studies, now the School of Humanities and Social Science, enrolled its first cohort of students in the B.A. in Communication Arts and Technology. Over the years, industry partners and practitioners have shown significant interest in the programme, with favourable responses to its graduates and interns.

Students pursuing a degree in communication and media production require a threefold process of preparation involving theory, skills development and practice. Traditional classroom spaces, computer laboratories and studios typically provide support for the teaching of theory and practical skills. The practice component of this preparation, however, requires specialized spaces and processes that provide a real-world or simulated context for the linking of theory to skills.   

Community Requests for BA CAT Services 

Given the nature of the resources and training that the BA CAT has, requests have come over the years for it to provide support and service to various university and community projects. While this support has been useful for the marketing of the programme, it is recommended that it needs a platform other than the existing course delivery structure from which to respond professionally to service requests. 

Since 2015, the Communication Arts and Technology Unit in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences began laying the groundwork for Communication Arts and Technology Productions, with the hiring of an academic member of staff who acted in the capacity of production manager/studio coordinator to deal with the requests for media services. The job description at that time combined the management of media services with coordination of studio modules and production. This was considered necessary as resources were being shared for course delivery and third stream income (media services): technologists, studios, equipment etc.   




III CAT PRODUCTIONS DELIVERABLES

The facility proposes to deliver trans-media content and services in the following manner: 

 Original Content Productions 

 A. CAT Radio 

CAT Productions in engaged in discussions with the School of Engineering and the Advancement Division regarding the establishment of a university radio station. A steering committee is to be established for moving the proposal forward, including ensuring that the university has access to a broadcast licence. Until then, however, CAT Productions will focus extensively on podcasting.

 B. CAT Television 

Until adequate IT resources are in place for real time internet broadcasting and streaming, CAT Productions will use internet resources for delayed transmission via streaming services e.g. Vimeo, YouTube, Ustream.   

Promotions 

CAT Productions will provide transmedia promotional support for the BA CAT. 
In the B.A. in Communication Arts and Technology, students must complete CAT4000 (Practicum) in which they are placed in media/communication entities for not less than 240 hours. This practicum experience (internship) provides some preparation in practice/process, and exposes students to the day to day routines of working in a newsroom or production house. However, a standard part of the development process in colleges/universities that train media practitioners is the operation of student media entities on the campus for example student newspapers, radio stations and television stations. This provides students with more hours of experience and closer faculty supervision which better prepares them to be meaningful contributors to the agencies where they are assigned for internship.
   

II CAT PRODUCTIONS 

CAT Productions was proposed as an in-house media and communication production house to enhance student experiential learning. Plans were in place for the facility to become, in the medium-term, when adequate resources were in place, an income-generating centre for the SHSS/BA CAT and an industry driven facility to support the BA CAT teaching and learning process. It is anticipated in the medium- to long-term that CAT Productions will serve as an incubator for emerging businesses of graduates from the BA in Communication Arts and Technology who can work alongside and support current students in the production process. 

It is proposed that CAT Productions will execute creative communication and media projects, taking them from idea to the final master copy for a variety of media, including but not limited to new media, video, television, audio and print. It will promote and market its content to traditional and emerging media channels. CAT Productions will be able to recruit the services of practitioners to work alongside staff and students as individual projects require.   












C. Multimedia Storytelling—News 

The unit will focus on news coverage for the campus and community using multimedia web-based resources. 

D. Print 

Discussions are ongoing for the development of magazines for various niche markets.   

Media Services 

Media services will continue to provide internal and external clients with the following services: 

A. Video, audio and photographic coverage of events
B. Brochure/booklet production
C. Video/audio editing D. Graphic design   


TEAM
TEAM

Meet The Team

Duane Rose

Assistant Coordinator

Duane Rose

Assistant Coordinator

Marilyn Facey

Programme Director

Joshua Paul 

Technical Officer

Jerome Shepherd

Radio Manager

Nadine Mcleod

Executive Editor

Lennox Haldane

Technical Officer 

Radio

Video

Social Media Department

Web Development

Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence is an ambivert (yet mostly introverted), audiophile, vocalist and tech enthusiast. While he is now in his final year as a BaCAT student, he also owns a small business called "Logo Me Please" that offers graphic and logo design services for close to 2 years now. He also has over 10 years of experience being a supporting vocalist in Jamaica's gospel industry, making him a capable candidate for CAT Productions' Radio Production Team.

Alton Fogo

I am Alton Fogo, a final year student at the University of Technology, Jamaica where I am undergoing my BA in Communication Arts and Technology. A tenacious young man hailing from the inner-city community called Denham Town. My aspiration aligns itself with Journalism as for such at CAT Productions, I am a part of the Media Services and Radio Production Team.
I have experience in writing News Stories , AV Scripts, Press Releases, Photography and Audio. My passion aligns itself with writing and reporting so I believe I have one of all important characteristics that suits this position.

Jason Dennis

Jason Dennis is a student of the University of Technology enrolled in the faculty of Education and Liberal Studies, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts and Technology. He has more than 6 years experience in writing, sound and video production. Currently, he has been assigned to serve as a member of the audiovisual and radio team for CAT Productions. 
Jason is very pasionate about music, world history and politics and envisions settling into  a career where there is some overlap between professional and personal interest.

Shanelle Pryce

Shanelle Pryce is a final year student at the Univerity of Technology, Jamaica pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Arts and Technology.  She is apart of the audio team and an aid to the video team.  Before joining CAT Productions she was an intern to the Development and Communications Manager, Giselle Riley at the Branson Center of Entreprenurship. 
Shanelle is a passonate, God fearing, and time driven chareacter who also been reserved yet friendly person. She has a passion for writing, TV production, food, sight seeing, creating scrap books and reading novels. Her resolve allows her to get up despite knocked down by challenges and setbacks.

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Kemanie Boothe

Kemainie Boothe is currently a student at the University of Technology, Jamaica studying for a Bachelor's of Arts in Communication Arts and Technology. I have studeided Theatre arts at the secondary level and have attained a certaificate from The New  York Stage and Film comapny at Vascar College for directing and stage management and currently majoring in Journalism and Advertising. I have been acting for approximately 6 years, 4 of which were for commercial plays and small film/Tv roles and have been a  director for 3 years. Skills include acting, directing, photography and videography, cinematography and script writing.

Shevanna Davis

Shevanna is a 4th year student at the Univerity of Technology, Jamaica, who loves the art. She is a Portlander who enjoys the beauty of nature and creating something new from taking small clips from her nature walks. She believes that through art, people sheould see and hear what can be done and be amazed by it. She wants to be apart of the group to make that happen. Her personal interest involves children, writing , drama and videography.

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Tanija Robinson

Tanija Robinson is a University of Technology 4th year student currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Arts and Technology. She is creative, authentic and hardworking individual who is committed to delivering quality performance.

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Nakecia Brown

Nakecia Brown is n accomplished Communications Specialist, Producer and Scriptwriter at Cutline Media Ltd, located in Kingston, Jamaica. She is also a freelance writer for independent news outlets and is also a social media manager for professionals.
She is a final year student at The Univerity of Technology, Jamaica in the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Technology.
Nakecia is adaptable and creative in all aspects of her life as she enjoys bringingthe life into dull projects.

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Chantel Boothe

Chantel Boothe is a 4th year University of Technology student currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Communications Arts and Technology. She is an ambivert who easily adjust to her environment.  Chantel's passion involves everything regarding the arts and the creativity in minimalistic things. Her personal interest is in advertising and marketing, though she has a love for photography, writing and video editing.

Keefa Burke

Keefa Burke is a professional Content  Marketer who has achieved certficates in Digital and Content Marketing. She is also a student at the University of Technology, Jamaica pursuing Bachelors of Arts in Communication Arts and Technology. Her passion includes the arts, creativity in all it's forms. Her personal interest is travelling, writing, music and psychology.

Goshane Riley

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Tel +1 (876) 555-5555

Email: info@bacatproductions.com

Address: 
237 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6, 
Kingston, Jamaica

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