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 Costs & Financial Aid
Tuition: $10,224, Books: $228, Supplies: $200
This program is fully eligible for financial aid.
Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.
Follow Your Path
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at email@example.com or 920-498-5444.
What are my courses?
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.
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- 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.
- 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?
with 45% in field
Median Starting Salary
Source: NWTC 2020 Grad Outcome Survey
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
- 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?
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.
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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.
Classes wherever you have an internet connection.
- An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
- Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.