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Digital Media Technology - Associate Degree

Digital media professionals employ production skills and acquired technical knowledge to create audio, video and motion graphics content for multiple distribution channels. Graduates of the Digital Media Technology degree have the skill set for a variety of careers including audio/video production assistant, digital media specialist, freelance media producer, radio and podcast producer and motion graphic designer.

Program Code: 102065
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Area of Study: Digital Arts

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $10,107, Books: $204, Supplies: $200

Total Approximate Costs
$10,511

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

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Some credits from the following technical diploma(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Video Production, 317013

Some credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Audio Recording, 902062

Delivery Methods

8 Week Advantage: This is an 8 Week Advantage program.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to transcripts@nwtc.edu
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What will I learn?

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Digital Media Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown. Learners are encouraged to meet with an NWTC Academic Advisor to create a program plan.

Total Credits 63
  • Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in most general education courses in order to progress.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of design and storytelling to develop media products and services.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of media software, tools and technology.
  • Implement creative solutions from concept through completion.
  • Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings.
  • Implement project management skills to meet customer and market demands.

What careers are in my future?

91%

Graduate Employment

with 45% in field

$31,176.00

Median Starting Salary

Source: NWTC 2019 Grad Outcome Survey

Employment Potential

Program graduates may work in this evolving Digital Media Technology field, and will be needed by the media industry, as designers, developers, and technicians. For example, they will be hired or contracted as media creators and designers for video, interactive media, websites, and some will be New Media entrepreneurs expanding applications for the media arts in the 21st century.

  • A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
  • Digital Media Operator: develops multi-functional digital content for commercial, educational, and entertainment establishments. Researches and analyzes digital media utilization and functionality. Reviews digital media trends and effectiveness in marketing, advertising, training, creative services, and communications fields.
  • Motion Graphic Artist: performs detailed graphic compositing for broadcast, web, DVDs and mobile devices. Coordinates production of static and motion visuals and presentations for business, training, recreational and other applications.
  • Video Editor: assists post-production department by performing asset management and non-linear video editing duties. Performs script-based synchronization of audio, video, special effects, titles and graphics.
  • Multimedia Production Assistant: assists in production, from concept through postproduction,
 of digital media client-based projects. Operational workflow duties include assisting with concept planning, storyboarding, scriptwriting, production, editing, and delivery.
  • Freelance Digital Media Producer: initiates entrepreneurial work with self-established client base. Acts as a full-service digital media content creator and consultant. Provides customer with promotional, training, communication and other content for internal and external delivery methods and mediums.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Digital Media Operations Specialist
  • Internet Broadcaster
  • Sound Recordist/Editor
  • Video Production Coordinator
  • Videographer
  • Video Department Manager

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Accreditation

Programs in the College of Business at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP's accreditation process follows the Baldrige model. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

ACBSP - World Headquarters

11520 West 119th Street

Overland Park, KS 66213

Phone: (913) 339-9356

www.acbsp.org

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.