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. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Fine Arts - Media Design
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Computer Animation (Campus)
      • BS - Media Communications (Campus)
      • BS - Web Design and Development (Campus)
      • BS - Graphic Design (Campus)
      • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design
      • BS - Simulation and Visualization (Campus)
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    2. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Communication
    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. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MA: Communication
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
  • Online Programs Available
    5. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Communication/Media Studies
      • BA in Communication/Journalism
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Graphic Arts (BS)
      • Graphic Arts - Information Design Emphasis (BS)
      • Web Design and Development (BS)
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    University of Oregon

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Full Sail University

  • Master of Fine Arts - Media Design
  • M.S. - New Media Journalism
  • BS - Computer Animation (Campus)
  • BS - Media Communications (Campus)

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Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Film and TV
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

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Liberty University

  • MA: Communication

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Purdue University Global

  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing

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New England College

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Independence University

  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design Emphasis (BS)
  • Web Design and Development (BS)

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