Multimedia Technology: Career Diploma Description

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A Multimedia Technology Diploma will train the student in the technical aspects of working with multimedia systems. Some of the careers a student can enter with this degree include graphic design, photography, computer programming and web design. The courses a student will need to take include the following: visualization, design, drawing, computer graphics, computer programming, and photographing. Please read on to find out more.
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Why Earn a Degree in Multimedia Technology?

The world of business and entertainment has moved into the area of multimedia. This means using multiple forms of media for advertising, such as computer graphics and photography. The music industry uses multimedia for concerts that combine lights, video and music, while the advertising field uses multimedia in billboards to broadcast radio transmissions. Earning a Multimedia Technology diploma is a great way to enter this lucrative career field.

Career Possibilities

Multimedia Technology Occupational Outlook

Possible job titles for a graduate of a Multimedia Technology diploma program include photographer, video designer, advertising photographer, graphic artist, computer programmer and website designer. Some graduates might also find jobs within the television industry.

Multimedia Technology Salary Information

The online salary calculators available at Salary.com, www.salary.com, indicate that that photographers can earn between $35,739 and $71,877 per annum, while graphic artists and designers earn between $36,066 and $55,257. Computer programmers have a wide range of potential salaries, often earning between $38,357 and $69,456. Web designers generally earn between $60,454 and $126,542.

Degree Specifics

Coursework for a Multimedia Technology

In order to earn a Multimedia Technology diploma, a student will need to take a variety of courses that will teach the student how to operate numerous media technologies. These might include:

  • Photography
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Graphics
  • Digital Imaging
  • Video Equipment
  • Video Editing
  • Sound Editing
  • Visualization
  • Theories of Design
  • Business Management
  • Drawing

Skills Learned with a Multimedia Technology Diploma

Once a student has earned this degree he or she will possess a multitude of skills sought by various media outlets. In this day and age, most media outlets and areas prefer a student who is well-versed in a number of areas and disciplines. Important skills for this degree include:

  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Video Equipment knowledge
  • Video Editing
  • Sound Editing
  • Creativity
  • Visualization Techniques

Popular Schools

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    1. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
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    2. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development
      • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. Marketing - Digital Advertising, Promotion and Branding
      • BS Human Communications
      • B.S. General Studies - Communication
      • B.S. Communications
      • B.S. Digital Communication
    Associate's
      • A.S. General Studies - Communications
    Certificate
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Communications
  • Online Programs Available
    4. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
      • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Communication
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
    Certificate
      • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Applied Research for Communication
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Fine Arts - Media Design
      • M.S. - Internet Marketing
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Media Communications (Campus)
      • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design
      • BS - Simulation and Visualization (Campus)
      • B.S. - Media Communications
      • B.S. - Web Design and Development
      • B.S. - Digital Cinematography
  • Online Programs Available
    8. ECPI University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Web Design & Dev
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Purdue University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Communication
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

Featured Schools

Kaplan University

  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing

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The George Washington University

  • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • B.S. Marketing - Digital Advertising, Promotion and Branding
  • A.S. General Studies - Communications
  • Undergraduate Certificate - Communications

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American University

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

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Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Communication

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Arts in Communication
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Full Sail University

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  • M.S. - Internet Marketing
  • BS - Media Communications (Campus)
  • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design

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ECPI University

  • Web Design & Dev

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