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

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. 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
    2. Regent University

    Program Options

    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
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Internet and Social Media
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Culture
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
      • Bachelor of Arts in English - Communication
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
    Certificate
      • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Applied Research for Communication
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MA in Communication: New Media & Marketing
      • MA in Communication
    Bachelor's
      • BA Communications w/conc in New Media
      • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts/Web Design
      • BA in Graphic Design
      • BA in Communication
      • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts/ 3-D Modeling & Animation
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Ashford University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Online Programs Available
    6. University of the Rockies

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Social Media & Technology
    Master's
      • M.A. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Social Media & Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Communication
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. General Assembly

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Digital Marketing
      • Digital Marketing Circuit
      • User Experience Design
      • User Experience Design Circuit
      • User Experience Design Immersive
      • Visual Design

Featured Schools

Full Sail University

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

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

What is your highest level of education completed?

Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Applied Research for Communication

What is your highest level of education?

Southern New Hampshire University

  • MA in Communication: New Media & Marketing
  • MA in Communication
  • BA Communications w/conc in New Media
  • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts/Web Design

What is your highest level of education?

Ashford University

  • B.A. - Journalism and Mass Communication

What is your highest level of education?

University of the Rockies

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Social Media & Technology
  • M.A. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Social Media & Technology

What is your highest level of education?

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

What is your highest level of education completed?

Kaplan University

  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing

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