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Stacy Bick

Senior Lecturer

Department of Visual Communications Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Office Hours
By appointment
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
Rochester_Institute_of_Technology National_Technical_Institute_for_the_Deaf 73_Lomb_Memorial_Drive Bldg._BOOTH/7A_Room_1536 Rochester_NY_14623

Stacy Bick

Senior Lecturer

Department of Visual Communications Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf


BFA, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology


Senior Lecturer/Liaison/Tutor for the Department of Visual Communications Studies

Aug 2015 - Present - 7 years 5 months 

Consulted, developed and taught courses/workshops, as well as produced various media materials in compliance with ADA laws (including alt tags, sign language and captions) for grant-based, promotional and training videos. Formed intra-department relationships to provide supplemental learning to faculty, staff and students. Hired, supervise, scheduled, trained and evaluated Teaching Assistants and co-ops. Researched and implemented innovative learning tools to an audience that embodies various learning styles. Reviewed bids, blueprints, equipment to construct a multipurpose studio. Compiled equipment data and designed a detailed inventory database. Participated in multiple committees, workshops, consultations and beta-test tasks forces to assist several departments.

• Designed and implemented a video production studio.
• Recipient of the 2022 NTID Regional STEM Award.
• Increased enrollment of matriculated students.
• Created and implemented co-op and Teaching Assistant job positions.
• Created online/remote courses.
• Cohort of RIT’s 2018 Guided Online Learning Development.
• Beta-tester for NTID’s 2018 Online Learning Initiative.
• Deliverables were in demand by various social media sites and festivals/exhibits.
• Effectively accommodated various learners with various learning style preferences.
• NTID’s Delta XI Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society member.


Producer/Director for the Department of Communications, Marketing and Multimedia Services

Jan 2002 - Jun 2015 - 13 years 6 months 

Consulted, managed and executed plans, resources and crew for promotional, informational and live shows including: hiring, supervising, scheduling, training, evaluating, producing, directing, videotaping, editing, subtitling/captioning, and animating. Maintained communications and relations with clients, video engineers and web programmers. Formatted shows for online, offline and the National Science Foundation Grant Guidelines.

• PRISM Award recipient for best Public Service Announcement in N.Y. State.
• Clientele grew considerably and repeat engagements requested my participation.
• Advanced the crew’s roles and responsibilities.

Select Scholarship

Butler, Janine, and Stacy Bick. “Sound, Captions, Action: Voices in Video Composition Projects.” Computers and Composition,  Dec. 2021       International Journal of Language and Linguistics, Vol. 3, No. 2

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
This course introduces students to the skills needed for the successful production and manipulation of raster and vector images using image creation and production software. Students will work in bitmap and vector applications, producing and editing with the tools and techniques offered by the software programs such as selection techniques, basic layer controls, digital masking, image correction and enhancement. Additional topics will include the relevance of image size, resolution and file format specifications when working with raster and vector images. Comprehension and correct usage of terminology and concepts are emphasized.
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the fundamental skills needed to create designs that work on the World Wide Web. Students are introduced to the Internet, learn basic HTML programming for graphics, and legal issues of the Internet. Text based technology is used to separate design from content using templates and cascading style sheets (CSS). Topics such as image preparation, page design, site graphic design, navigation & linking, content, usability, speed, originality and audience are discussed. Students are expected to create web pages that demonstrate their understanding and use of basic application of the above topics.
3 Credits
This course provides an overview of videography for the web. This is a basic digital video course that introduces the process and procedures involved in digital video production from start to finish. Students will be introduced to videography production techniques, camera operation and formats, digital non-linear editing, titling and lighting for video. Emphasis is on development of ideas, proper operation of video and computer equipment for productions and post-production of digital non-linear edited sequences and their adaptation to different presentation formats for online delivery.