Digital Media Production

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

107012

Credits: 

60.00
Financial Aid Available

A love of video, photography, art, and computers is a great foundation for contributing to an organization as a digital media producer. Advertising agencies, marketing firms, the film industry, businesses, government, and education all need effective communicators to craft and target messages for internal and external audiences.

An important link in this system is the digital media professional, who prepares the visuals and audio used in successful media projects. They are responsible for the operation and maintenance of equipment used in creating videos, advertisements, presentations, and other forms of communications. You may be involved in preparing video, digital photography, animation, illustration, and motion graphics for various formats, including the web.

Western provides hands-on instruction in industry-leading applications and equipment. Graduates may find employment with television stations, video production houses, educational settings, industry training departments, and government agencies.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Digital Media Production

This program will cost about $8,800* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Audio Editor
Digital Media Designer
Multimedia Editor
Digital Production Assistant
Video Editor
Video Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using current audio, video and interactive technical tools (equipment).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current, industry standard, audio, video and graphics software programs.
  • Create media that displays a grasp of the Production Process (Pre-production, Production, Post-production).
  • Synthesize media production skills including troubleshooting technical or aesthetic issues, while demonstrating problem solving skills.
  • Practice professionalism and positive relationship skills with clients, peers and supervisors.
  • Create an entry level or better quality demonstration reel for purposes of the Portfolio Review and to assist in gaining employment in a Visual Communications related field.
  • 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.
  • Apply effective and ethical business practices.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University

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