Digital Media Design: Career Diploma Summary

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A student looking to earn a Diploma in Digital Media Design is probably interested in using digital media for photographs, film, and sound for use in advertising or film. Some of the career paths a student may follow with this degree are: graphic designer, interactive software designer, web designer and computer animator. Usually the classes required for this diploma are as follows: computer animation, website design, computer programming, digital imaging and digital film. For more information please continue reading.
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Why Earn a Diploma for Digital Media Design?

Anyone interested in entering any of the modern media fields from advertising to filmmaking needs to know how to use digital equipment. Digital equipment is used to produce films for television and theaters. Advertisers use digital films and photography. Modern newspapers and magazines use digital photography. This diploma can also teach you how to create websites, computer games, and computerized special effects for film and television. The Digital Media Design Diploma is an outstanding first step into this exciting and dynamic new field.

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook for Digital Media Design

Digital Media is used in a variety of careers and career fields. Therefore the outlook as far as careers go for Digital Media is wide and diverse. Some of the careers a graduate with a Digital Media Design Diploma may want to consider are: graphic designer, website designer, software designer, computer animator and computer effects designer.

Salary Information for Digital Media Design

The website Salary.com, www.salary.com, uses various calculators to give salary projections for a number of careers. The data they have compiled indicates that graphic design specialists can earn between $36,066 and $55,257. Software designers can earn anywhere between $42,369 and $65,867. Web developers and designers can earn between $51,404 and $92,653.

Degree Specifics

Coursework for Digital Media Design

The classes a student will be required to pass in order to earn this degree involve a number of technical disciplines. Computer knowledge in digital media is also vital. The classes a student is expected to pass for this degree are as follows:

  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Film Use and Processing
  • Ethics and Media
  • Computer Animation
  • Web Design
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Special Effects
  • Image Manipulation
  • Digital Video
  • Media Writing
  • Law and Media

Skills Learned for Digital Media Design

Once a student graduates with this degree that student will posses a number of technical skills needed and required to enter a variety of careers. A student graduating with this diploma is expected to have the following skills:

  • Digital Film Skills
  • Digital Photography Skills
  • Web Design Skills
  • Computer Software Abilities
  • Digital Equipment Maintenance Skills
  • Media Law Knowledge
  • Writing Ability

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    1. American University

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    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
      • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
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    2. Regent University

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    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Film and TV
      • Master of Arts in Film and TV - Producing
      • Master of Arts in Film and TV - Script Writing
      • Master of Arts in Communication
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Political Communication
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Strategic Communication
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Advertising and Public Relations
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    3. Johns Hopkins University

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    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
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    4. Kaplan University

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    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
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    5. Grand Canyon University

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    Master's
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
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    6. Purdue University

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    Master's
      • Master of Science in Communication
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    7. The Art Institutes

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    Master's
      • Design & Media Management (MA)
      • Computer Animation (MFA)
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      • Media Arts & Animation (BFA)
      • Media Arts & Animation (BS)
      • Media Arts & Animation (BA)
      • Design & Technical Graphics (BS)
      • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BFA)
    Associate's
      • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (AAS)
      • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (AS)
      • Graphic & Web Design (AAS)
      • Graphic Design (AAS)
      • Graphic Design (AS)
      • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (AA)
    Certificate
      • Web Design & Interactive Communications (C)
    High School Diploma
      • Web Design & Development (D)
      • Web Design & Interactive Communications (D)
      • Web Design (D)
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    8. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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    Master's
      • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology
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    9. Penn Foster

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    Certificate
      • Career Diploma - Web Page Designer
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    10. Colorado State University Global

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    Bachelor's
      • BS - Communication

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American University

  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration

What is your highest level of education?

Regent University

  • Master of Arts in Film and TV
  • Master of Arts in Film and TV - Producing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Advertising and Public Relations

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Arts in Communication

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Kaplan University

  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education

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Purdue University

  • Master of Science in Communication

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The Art Institutes

  • Design & Media Management (MA)
  • Computer Animation (BFA)
  • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (AAS)
  • Web Design & Interactive Communications (C)
  • Web Design & Development (D)

What is your highest level of education?

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

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